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After rumours that Ekta Kapoor protege Prachi Desai won the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 largely because Ekta herself ensured her victory, now we hear that another of her favourites, Anita Hassanandani stands a good chance of winning another dance reality show Dancing Queen.

Apparently the rumours gained momentum once nimble footed Shveta Salve, one of the favourites on the show, was eliminated this week; while Anita, not quite known for her dancing abilities, is still on the show. A contestant on condition of anonymity says, “Anita is way below average and stands no chance with dancers like Sanobar Kabir and Sambhavna Seth on the show. However she has constantly been scoring high points.”

Everyone is aware that Anita’s partner, Sonali, is a trained dancer which is against the concept of the show. No one knows why this is allowed. The only time she was sent to the danger zone by the judges, Jeetendra and Hemaji, she got all the votes from the Balaji camp that were made to sit through the night and vote for her. It is evident that Ekta does not want Anita to lose and all measures are being taken to ensure that.”

When we contacted Shveta Salve, she said, “I have no clue if Anita’s partner is a trained dancer or not. I find her and Anita extremely talented. I have no clue if Anita is being backed by someone.”

Anita asserted, “Sonali has done theatre, and she has not learnt any form of dance. But yes, she is a very good dancer.” When we asked her if she was getting any special treatment from Ekta in terms of votes, she said, “No comments.”

When asked another contestant, Sambhavna Seth, if the story was true, she said, “I would not like to get in to this.”

While Ekta remained unavailable for comment, her close friend said, “There is no given rule that a contestant’s friend cannot vote. Ekta and eight of us had gone for dinner a couple of days back when we all decided to vote for her. Anita is a friend and so we voted for her. No one in Balaji is forced to vote or no one will pay money from their pocket to vote for someone. Anita has worked very hard to reach where she has reached and the credit for her hard work should not be taken away. And if you have seen reality shows everywhere, it has always been TV actors who have got all the votes and Anita is an established TV actress and quite popular so she will get votes.”

We tried to get in touch with the channel, but they remained unavailable for comment.

Report By: Kunal M Shah

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