It was a big day for Meiyang Chang, as the dentist-turned-singer-turned-actor won the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4.
It was a big day for Meiyang Chang, as the dentist-turned-singer-turned-actor won the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4. (Photo:Mid-Day.com)
He will share prize money of Rs 50 lakhs with his choreographer Marischa Fernandes.
Chang outperformed TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was a consistent performer, and Yana Gupta, the Czech-born model-actress, who wowed everyone with her graceful dance moves.
"It's been a very nice journey. I never thought I'll stick around till the end. With such a good partner and the judges encouraging us so much, along with some hard work, we reached here. I'm very happy to be the winner and to be here," Meiyang, whose forefathers lived in China's Hubei province, said after the win.
The 28-year-old's brush with fame began with his singing prowess and he participated in music reality show Indian Idol 3 in 2007 but couldn't win it.
"The show is all about people who turn into dancers from being non-dancers. So Chang was a great example of that," said choreographer and judge Remo.
The celebrations begin after the big win with a giant cake.