Tuesday, February 27, 2007
For Zee Antakshari and Star Antakshari the battle lines were clearly drawn from day one itself. More recently, Zee claimed that as far as ratings go, they are way ahead of Star.
"Our launch day ratings and overall ratings are much ahead of Star One's Antakshari. The ratings of Zee Antakshri on the launch day were 4.51 and that of Star One's was 1.42 as per the TAM Research", claims a spokesperson of Zee TV. However ex Zee producer Gajendra Singh who now makes Antakshari for Star was not interested in getting into the defensive mode. "I have no interest in TRP games at all. Let Zee be good in all these things", he simply said. But it's surprising to see Gajendra adopt a soft tone after claiming that unlike the Zee show, his Antakshari is an hour long show, a tri-weekly one and a better entertainer since it came from the original creator. It could be so that the experience and fan following of Annu Kapoor and the charm of Juhi Parmar hasn't done wonders to his confidence after the show went on air.
Or is this stance a clever way to hide his disappointment? Well, Gajendra Singh can answer this question the best.