Mona Singh, floundering after Sony's Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin ended two years ago, may have lost 9 kg while performing on Jhalak Dikhlaa Ja but she won-not just Rs 50 lakh as prize money but a whole new audience, which wants to see her dance with choreographer Tobby (who is booked for 11 shows this month and has doubled his price) and will pay Rs 2.5 lakh for it.
The Jhalak runner-up, Shweta Salve, a little-seen TV actor, commands the same price and gets more work, while yet another Jhalak participant Pooja Bedi has already honed a salsa act which she will perform at a New Year eve event in Goa, with her choreographer-turned-boyfriend Hanif Hilal.
In the increasingly weird world of Indian entertainment, celebrity has taken to lurking in the most unexpected quarters - in an item girl hitherto famous for being just the parts of a sum and displaying every bit of that on a reality show, in a jewellery designer valued more for her celebrity in-laws than for her work, in talent show contestants who make instant money from quick and quickly extinguished fame.
For some fancy footwork for three minutes and her work as an anchor, she will take home Rs 2.5 lakh.
"It adds to my repertoire," says the ultimate It Girl, whose last movie was in 1995.
At the end of all the dish-breaking the bride and groom generally work together to clean it up - as they should for everything else for the rest of their lives. One of the requirements of the German bride- or groom-to-be is that along the party-hopping way, they must sell things like shots or condoms to people that they meet in the streets, carried about on a little tray. Best men and maids of honour While Americans generally have a whole gaggle of groomsmen and bridesmaids to escort the happy pair along the procession, Germans tend to just have one trusted person each.
The Trauzeuge/Trauzeugin (wedding witness) has an important role throughout the process, but unlike in other countries can actually be any gender for both the bride and the groom.
Now you've got viewing options for the coming month's chilly, lonely nights.