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Antakshari returns to the tube

tv Updated: Apr 20, 2012 18:16 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times
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One of the most iconic TV competitions of the 1990s, Antakshari, which ran for over 10 years, will soon make a comeback. And this time, the format will be revamped in a manner that attracts not just the older crowd, but even GenNext. Producer Gajendra Singh, who made his career debut with the show that wrapped up in 2007, says he’s working on the new ‘game plan.’

“It was my first-ever show. Back then, the novelty worked brilliantly. Until we brought it on TV, Antakshari was only a simple drawing room pastime. The show turned it into a competition that captured the imagination of the entire nation,” he recalls, adding, “The current generation is music driven, but has a different pulse. So the format will have to be developed in a way that grasps their attention, while pleasing the older generations.”

When asked if he could set a date for the show’s return, Singh says, “It’s too premature. I’ve just started working on it. If all goes well, we’ll bring back the same hosts too. If that doesn’t work out, we’ll find new hosts who connect with kids and adults.”