Mamata Banerjee, the Bengal CM is full of surprises, indeed. As per information received from the state secretariat, the Writer’s Building, the CM has been invited to the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as a wild card entrant, which she has accepted eagerly, without a second thought.
When contacted, the Chief Minister said, “I represent Bengal in every cultural dimensions possible. I write poems, have put up my own painting exhibitions and have even composed and sang songs. The only thing that I was left to accomplish was dancing. I am quite excited with this proposition from the producers of the show.”
Speaking at length, she also mentioned, “When I received the invitation, I initially could not believe it myself. I have been a big fan of Madhuriji and it is indeed a great opportunity for me to showcase my talent in the presence of this great dancing star. I am sure this is going to boost my image immensely and would help me connect with my supporters better.”
We tried to find out whether she has decided what dance form she wants to showcase. In response she said, “For sure, it would be Bollywood style. In fact, I want to give a fitting tribute to Madhuri herself by presenting her much famous number – Dhak dhak karne laga.”
Faking News wanted to get a response from Madhuri Dixit herself regarding this surprise wild card invitation. When contacted, she was no less surprised than us, with this development. “Are you sure you guys met Mamata Banerjee? I mean did she confirm that we have sent her an invitation?” After a silent pause, she continued, “I get to see now what must have gone wrong. These producers are the dumbest among the lot. I had told them to contact Ms. Mamata Shankar, the daughter of legendary choreographer-couple Uday and Amala Shankar, who also resides in Kolkata. These guys must have thought I meant Mamata Banerjee and have sent her an invitation instead!”
When asked what would the jury do, when the Bengal CM comes over to present her dance at the show, Madhuri said, “As there is not much of an option now, she would be given a fair chance to perform. Only the judgment would be easier – a direct elimination.”
PS: Our copy desk had a tough time in deciphering the lingua franca of the honorable Chief Minister of Bengal, who seemingly spoke in English, but our dictaphone had a very different output when we tried playing it for this report.