By: Arya Aiyappan
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Juhi Parmar aka Kumkum of "Kumkum-Pyaara sa Bandhan" will jointly host Star One's new show, "Antakshari", with Annu Kapoor. Juhi has been selected because of her singing skills, good knowledge of Hindi movies and her huge popularity among the female audience. Shailja Kejriwal, senior creative director of Star finalized her after a month-long search, hoping that she would add profusely to enhance the value of the show. An elated Juhi is eager to exhibit her musical talents before her loving audience who are apparently excited to see their favourite actress don another role apart from that of the ideal bahu.
Even though both Zee and Star One are coming up with their own individual versions of "Antakshari", Juhi is optimistic about the success of the show because both Gajendra Singh, who envisaged the idea and Annu Kapoor who made anchoring a funfilled affair are associated with the Star One show after their departure from the Zee camp. As against common conception that Annu Kapoor often overshadows his co-host in his programmes, Juhi is the least bit perturbed. She considers it a great challenge to be at par with the old hand Annu Kapoor in the much talked about show and is looking forward to a healthy working atmosphere.