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Gentleman’s quotient

tv Updated: Oct 12, 2010 19:09 IST
Sharin Bhatti
Sharin Bhatti
Hindustan Times
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A Columbian cigar, a speeding Jaguar, a cruising Harley, Lipizzaner stallions, private jets, a Blackerry Playbook … these are some of the new-age sins the upward moving, urban, suburban man should ideally indulge in. At least that’s what a new show on TV is advocating. Men 2.0, a magazine lifestyle show for men on AXN, is propagating the good life to men. Highlighting how men should acquire classy taste, the show will educate them on the latest must-have gadgets, styling tips, adventure sports, luxury destinations and happening nightlife spots.

Magazine show host Keith Sequeria is returning to television after a two-year break to give men the low down on what is cool. “The show is also an extension of our personal preferences as well. We will be showcasing the things, the tatse for which is acquired,” says Sequeria, former B4U VJ. Sequeria along with co-host, singer Shibani Dandekar will be featuring their list of must-haves and must-dos on the show.

Sequeria’s love for horse-racing and Formula 1, too, will be part of the show. “I really enjoy the derby, so the Pune derby will be a part of the show as well. Horse racing, menswear and women with hats – the derby is one of the classier places to be and a great place to observe lifestlye,” says Sequeria. He also ended up racing on the F1 track and took a Harley Davidson on the road with Shibani riding pillion.

More than styling
Shibani, who is member of the girl band D3, is following in her better-known sister Anusha Dandekar’s footsteps as a TV host. “I have been a VJ in New York before. I used to host shows on local television there. This will be my Indian television debut,” says Shibani, who feels that what she does is completely different from Anusha, even though she will also be imparting style tips to men.

“Styling is an important part of men’s lifestyles nowadays. Men like to know what all beauty products they can and should use and what they should wear. What would look good on what body shape; beauty and styling are not a woman’s thing anymore,” she says.

Besides this, there will also be interviews with famous men, who have made it big in non-conventional careers. Dhruv Ghanekar, musician and co-owner of Blue Frog and Akshay Varde, owner of India’s first chopper making workshop called Vardenchi Motorcycles, will be featured.