Shahrukh Khan met the short-listed twenty four Angels at Mannat personally recently. These 24 girls will participate in the reality show Knights and Angels to be aired on NDTV Imagine. SRK met them enthusiastically and the girls were extremely excited on meeting the superstar.
Red Chillies Entertainment, headed by Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan is a company that is surging ahead in the entertainment industry. Shahrukh, who started his journey from television, has started television production under the banner of Red Chillies Idiot Box.
He has found twenty four angels for his reality show Knights and Angels which is a talent hunt for Kolkata Knight Riders team for Indian Premier League (IPL ) presented by Sunsilk. It is the first time ever a reality show which features only girls and winners be a team of 6 angels. The forms were available online on NDTV and Red Chillies website and the very first day they got 5000 hits and entries came from all over India.
The 24 girls have been selected after auditions in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkatta and Bangalore. The names of the 24 contestants are - Pranalika C Arya, Rupali Kantharia, Natasha Ramaseshan, Sanna Chirawawala, Sneha Parikh, kaajal R Chandani, Sunanda Hiroo, Prathna Shah, Nisha Rizvi, Nikita Agarwal, Rekha Rana, Shruti Bhadekar, Leena S Puthran, Geena Jha, Suhani Sharma, Srishti Gupta, Ananya Bera, Samyukta S, Ruhi Kumari, Shilpa Vashist, Ritika Chibber, Mohak Nanda, Srishti Bhatia, Priji.
The parameters for their selection were dancing skills, inclination towards sports and over all personality and attitude. The objective is to encourage sports enthusiasts to take active interest in cheerleading and even consider it as a career option in future. These angels will be the driving force for the Kolkata Knight Riders when they will be fighting the battle in the Cricket ground and will also travel with the Kolkata Knight Riders across the country. The show Sunsilk presents Knights and Angels will go on air from 28th February every Saturday at prime time. 24 girls will be mentored and trained by Shiamak Davar and Sourav Ganguly who is also the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders team for IPL would be the judge for the show. Pranjal Khandhdiya, creative head-non-fiction of Red Chillies Idiot Box says, ''The 24 angels have been selected after auditions in different cities. Saurav Ganguly is the judge for the show.''
This show will promote 'Dancing' as a form of sport!! First time ever of its kind... It will introduce a new genre in reality programming. The show will encompass sportive spirit, dance, drama, singing, glamour & top it all the killer instinct of supporting their favourite team to go out & win!