Host first, entertainer later!

Host first, entertainer later!

Host first, entertainer later!

He has hosted reality shows and participated in a few as well, but popular video jockey Andy, who can be seen grooving on the seventh season of celebrity dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa nowadays, says he prefers to be referred to as a host rather than an entertainer.

“I have hosted shows like ‘Get Gorgeous’ and ‘Dare To Date’ in the past and would love to host a talk show if given the opportunity because I simply love to interact with people. If anyone asks me, I’ll say I’m a host, a presenter. That’s my job! Being a TV personality comes next,” said Andy.

Andy is ecstatic about being a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, where he is getting to learn new dance forms, while competing with a line-up of celebrities.

He practises regularly with his choreographer Bhavani.

The video jockey, who was noticed for his unique antics in the last season of ‘Bigg Boss’, said he had learnt dance back in school and college. But he hadn’t danced for the past 12 years due to an injury.

“I started learning kathak when I was in sixth grade, and contemporary dance during my college days. But that was 12 years ago! Coming back to fitness and shape is really tough for me. Plus, the injury that I had years back scares me. Hence, I'm being careful at the same time. It’s been over a month since I have been practising. I have become quite vigorous and intense.”

His doctor had advised him to give up dancing due to a back injury, and that was the reason why he left dance.

“Now I’m all set to set fire to the dance floor. I believe in the power of mind. I’m being positive and I’m sure I’ll go forward on the show,” Andy said.

“The competition is very tough. I have to live upto the expectations. Bhavani is teaching some techniques and is trying her level best to make me strong. Plus, there are a lot of technicalities that are difficult to do in a room, so we will be practising at the sets also,” said Andy.Is dance the new arena that he wants to conquer? “

Jhalak... happened because I wanted to connect with the audiences on a different level than I have done in the past. Through dance, the people will be able to see me in a different light.”