Thursday, September 07, 2006

Can you do dethrone King Khan?

From The Hindu, about a new reality show on Indian TV that seeks to find the next big superstar, sponsored by Fair & Lovely Menz Active:

SaharaOne Television is all ready to cash in on dreams. The channel is soon to launch "Super Stars", a reality show that identifies not an actor or a singer or a dancer, but a superstar. One hundred twenty contestants have been short-listed from auditions held in Ludhiana, Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal, Mumbai and Lucknow. The jury will consist of actress Urmila Matondkar, choreographer Shiamak Dawar, Kishore Namit Kapoor of "Kapoor Acting Lab", designer Anna Singh and guest directors and actors. Viewers will also vote via sms.

When the show launches, 10 contestants will try to convince a studio audience and television viewers that they are more than Amitabh Bachchan.

Whole story here. More about the show here.