Actor Sushant Singh, not to be confused with the Pavitra Rishta actor Sushant Singh Rajput, currently seen as a Kathiawadi villain in Gulaal on Star Plus, will be seen anchoring Wanted-High Alert, a crime-based show on Colors next month. The show will feature real life cases of absconding criminals.
“As kids, we had watched Apan yana pahilat ka a news segment on Doordarshan where one was informed about fugitives on the run. It was the government’s way of involving ‘junta’ to help them find and bring the criminals to book. Several years have passed by. The faces behind crime have changed, but crime hasn’t reduced,” reasons Ashvini Yardi, head of programming, Colors.
“So, we need to have a show on national television that not only informs, but ensures that the viewer reacts and helps the police,” he adds.
There have been three
seasons of Crime Patrol on Sony Entertainment, where the audience was taken through closed or resolved cases. Would that happen here too?
“No, we’ve decided to take our viewers through live cases where criminals have still not been nabbed despite strong attempts from the police. And who knows, once this show starts, it may just help the police in a big way,” says Yardi. “Sometimes, it just takes a discerning viewer and a law abiding citizen to catch a criminal on the run.”
The show will be produced by BAG Films and is expected to occupy a prime time slot on the channel.