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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Zee TV's Mega Challenge gets its hosts..

SaReGaMaPa approaches its 1000th episode of celebrating music, and to celebrate this big achievement, Zee TV launches its new show Hero Honda SaReGaMaPa Mega Challenge from October 30th.

The Mega Challenge would be a seven weeks-long brawl between eight teams representing eight different states and would consist of one captain and two participants each. Every week, two teams will compete against each other and once again, will enchant music lovers with their talent. The best four teams then would head towards the semi finals thus concluding the finale on Dec 12th leading to the 1000th episode of SaReGaMaPa. Notable singers and musicians of the industry would grace each of the episodes while they make the final decisions as the judges.

And the latest is that the show has found its hosts. We earlier had news that Navjot Singh Sidhu had been approached to host the show. But according to our source, Sidhu has not been finalized due to certain creative differences.

Zee TV had earlier experimented by introducing the tiny tots, Afsha Musani and Dhairya Sorecha as hosts of SaReGaMaPa L'il Champs, which proved very successful. Following on the same pattern, the channel has now brought in two very popular radio jockeys, Archana Jani and Karan Singh Rathore to host the Mega Challenge.

Archana Jani, a very popular jockey in Mumbai has been part of Big 92.7 FM for eight long years now. And Karan Singh Rathore, has been a known face in Fever 104 FM.

When contacted, Archana Jani confirmed the news, and said, "Mumbai knows me for my voice quite well. Now I am getting into the visual medium and am excited to take this plunge. It is music that has connected me with the show, as me and my family have been watching this legacy called SaReGaMaPa for years now".

Archana has taken a break as radio jockey as she has been aiming to try her luck in a different platform. "I have been getting many offers to do something different, but I think this is the best platform I could get", she states.

Her co-host in Mega Challenge, Karan Singh Rathore is a radio jockey, a composer himself and singer too. He has been seen on the show Carry on Shekhar. He has launched his first album titled 'Intezaar Mein' for which he has sung composed and written songs. The guy is on course to launch his second album in couple of months.

Karan Singh Rathore said, "This move to host Mega Challenge on television is scary, but I have all the confidence in me to give it my best shot. Till now, it has been the microphones that heard me, but now it is going to be the cameras that will see me. I have always been the mellowed down, shy guy on radio, but I think television and hosting will be the best way to break my shackles".

According to our source, "The shoot for Mega Challenge starts today, and the first episode will be aired on 30th October. The legendary singer, Asha Bhonsle will be seen judging the first episode".

All the past participants, winners and also those who had started their remarkable journey on the stage, would be invited at the gala do. The who’s who of the music industry would come to bless the winners and participants of the ‘Hero Honda SaReGaMaPa Mega Challenge’



Rajasthan: Raja Hassan, Priyanka Maalya and Dilshad.

Gujarat: Parthiv, Prachi and Deepali.

Maharashtra: Vaishali, Rohit and Kaushik.

Punjab: Tarun, Rohanpreet and Mitika.

M.P: Pratibha, Amir Hafiz and Sumedha.

U.P: Twinkle, Hemant and Poonam.

Kolkatta: Abhjeet Ghoshal, Sanchita and Keka.

Assam: Joy, Anamika and Abhigyan.

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