Sushil Kumar, who won Rs five crore on the fifth season of reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), will now put on his dancing shoes for Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5.
He will be the 13th contestant on the dance reality show.
Earlier the show judges Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar and Remo D’Souza had said the 13th contestant will be a surprise package and that he will be a commoner who has become a sensation overnight.
“He is the 13th contestant on the show as a commoner. We wanted someone who is not a celebrity but has become popular by some or the other way. He won KBC and that reason was enough to have him on the show,” sources said.
“He will perform like other contestants,” the source added.
The other contestant on the show include Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya, Ghazal singer Talat Aziz, child actor Darsheel Safary, actress Isha Sharvani, Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan, stand up comedian Bharti Singh, TV actors Giaa Manek, Pratyusha Banerjee, Gurmeet Choudhary and VJs Shibani Dandekar and Archana Vijaya.