Ravi Kishan forced to lose weight for dance

New Delhi: Actor Ravi Kishan is sweating it out literally. The Bhojpuri superstar has shed 4 kg ever since he entered the fifth season of dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’.

"I have lost 4 kg till now because of the workout I get from rehearsing for my performance. I am sure I will end up losing much more weight by the time show reaches its finale. But nevertheless I am enjoying this experience. It is much more difficult than acting, but it is fun for sure," said Ravi in a statement.

"There is hardly any break in cycle. By the time one performance gets over, we have to start rehearsing for the next episode. It is very tiring sometimes, but a different experience and I am happy that I took this challenge," he said.

The actor is competing for the trophy with 12 other contestants -Gurmeet Chowdhary, Giaa Manek, Pratyusha Banerjee, Jayati Bhatia, Sanath Jayasuriya, Talat Aziz, Ravi Kishan, Isha Sharvani, Archana Vijaya, Shibani Dhandekar, Darsheel Safary and Bharti Singh.

The judges’ panel comprises Remo D`Souza, Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar.

The first elimination round is Saturday.