The inaugural episode of Sony's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa will be a star-studded extravaganza for which preparations are on..

Sony's fresh season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa launches on December 13th, and the inaugural episode we believe, is going to be a grand and lavish affair. The channel has approached Cineyug Entertainment to produce the first episode of Jhalak. We hear that the start of this season will be star-filled with every contestant getting introduced in a song and dance format by popular names of both television and Bollywood industries.

We hear that all the 12 contestants are rehearsing for the grand opening, and there will be performances coming from the judges Madhuri Dixit, Malaika Arora Khan and Remo D'Souza.

Our source tells us, "Every contestant will be brought to the stage and given a warm welcome and introduction, and the honour of introducing them will be done by big names. Names that have been roped in include veteran actors Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Helen etc".

Elaborating on the Contestant and Celebrity list, our source informs us, "The introductory pairings will be like this Mahhi Vij Hema Malini, Ragini Khanna Helen, Yana Gupta Mika Mehndi, Renuka Shahane Mohnish Behl, Shekhar Suman Adhyayan Suman, Krushna Abhishek Govinda, Meiyang Chang Anushka Sharma, Akhil Kumar Dharmendra, Daya Shetty Akshay Kumar, Anushka Manchanda - Esha Deol, Ankita Lokhande, Sushant Singh Rajput will be introduced by the popular onscreen pair of Kinshuk Mahajan and Parul Chauhan".

We tried calling Mika, but he remained unavailable. Mohnish Behl on his part said, "I do not think we are allowed to discuss on this".

Meiyang Chang refused to comment and so did Daya Shetty and Ragini Khanna. Kinshuk and Parul had earlier confirmed to TellyBuzz that they will be seen in the introductory episode of Jhalak.

However, Shekhar Suman confirmed that he will be introduced by his son saying, "Yes it is absolutely true and Adhyayan and I are so excited about it. It's for the first time ever that we will be sharing screen space in an entertainment platform. The most exciting part is that he is singing his own songs from Raaz and I will be singing one of his chart busters from Jashn".

Mohammad Morani of Cineyug confirmed that they are producing the first episode of the Sony show. However he refused to talk further.

Well, we are indeed looking forward to the huge extravaganza that will kick-start this season's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on Sony..