It pays to be the winner on Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa. In a closely-contested competition on Tuesday Meiyan Chang won over his two closest contestants Sushant Rajput and Yana Gupta.
Speaking minutes after the victory Chang grumbled goodnaturedly, “My girlfriend singer Monali Thakur wants me to spend the prize money on her. She wants me to buy her jewellery and other stuff. But seriously I don't mind. Monali has been my anchor and support. When I was drifting away from singing, she pulled me back on the right track. ”
Chang who tried his hand at acting last year in Badmaash Company describes himself as a Jack of all trades. “I started in showbiz late. I was a dentist. I became a singer at 24 and was noticed on Indian Idol.
Now I am a dancer too. When I remember my two left feet at the beginning of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa I still shudder. I can't believe I made it all the way to the top. ”
Chang is now unsure of his next step in showbiz. “I'm at an age when I want to try everything. Is that good or bad? I don't know. All I know is that I am here to push my own limits. As far as my acting is concerned I'm limited by my looks. When I came in, I was told I could be another Denzongpa. I'm still waiting for that to happen. ”