Monday, June 04, 2007
We say that history repeats itself and the same has happened with Zee's 'Titan Antakshari'. Like the pervious anchor Sunil Pal, the current anchor Karan Oberoi too is unhappy with the channel.
If one recalls, Sunil Pal was the first host of 'Titan Antakshari' along side Himani Kapoor. Within a few months, things took a turn for the worse and Sunil Pal complained of step-motherly treatment from the channel. When the channel was confronted with such allegations from the ace comedian, it neglected the matter saying that they were unaware of such problems.
This resulted in Sunil Pal walking out of the show as an anchor. Karan Oberoi, the cute looking guy from The Band of Boys, was chosen as the next anchor of the show. Everything seemed to be fine until recently when Zee launched its long running show 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'. Just after a few weeks of its launch, Karan revealed his unhappiness to the media. "I have felt that "Titan Antakshri" is being neglected. I have also tried to talk to the creative head Payal Patel, but she always ignores me saying 'I am very much busy with "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa", so talk to me later'."
The common complaint that both the anchors have is that the
channel does not give them creative freedom. While Sunil had
angrily said, "I'm a comedian and have my own style. But the
channel does not let me use my creativity". He adds, "I have shot
for 5-6 hours for every episode as a host, but when I saw the
episodes they were shocking for me. They had removed my dancing and
singing scenes. It is a musical show, how can any one do like this.
I have talked to the editor about it, but there was no result from
The result this time too seems to be the same. Tired of this high-handed attitude of the channel, Karan is planning to quit the show. Doesn't it sound familiar?
Now it is left unto the channel as to how will they handle the matter. All that we can say is that until some serious action is taken by the channel, it would be difficult looking for a third anchor.