Wednesday, February 21, 2007
It seems that like laughter shows, musical programmes, particularly the Antakshari kind, are the new raze on the Indian television these days. After having witnessed an open war between Zee's Titan Antakshri and Star One's Antakshri - The Great Challenge get ready to find a new one on the small screen soon. The immensely popular talent hunt show Zee's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has now announced the commencement of a worldwide audition for the show and this is surely going to face a stiff competition from its former director and producer Gajendra Singh who is ready with his new Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa that will be beamed by any of the Star channels.
When Gajendra started Antakshri, the very popular show that went on at a stretch for around 14 long years, there was great speculation that he may as well start Sa Re Ga Ma. But that he didn't, it surprised one and all.When we asked Jatin-Lalit, one of the judges on the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005, about the show, he revealed a lot. "I have nothing to do with the Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005," he said, adding, "But I will be doing Gajendra's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa." And before he could realize, he had blurted out the secret that Gajendra Singh is planning another similar show and its going to be called Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni.
This is after all what we call an unbroken and unshakeable bond. But if everyone from the show's previous season now show their loyalties towards Gajendra, then it is not difficult to gauge the fate of Zee's Sa Re Ga Ma!