Lifestyle channel TLC has now roped in model-actor Lisa Ray to anchor their new travel-based show that hits the small screen, early next year. The show will be produced by the channel and will be set against the contemporary cultural backdrop of India. Ray will be the host and the travel guide. She will also personalise the tour of each city, based on its cultural background.
Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager, India for Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, insists that Ray was the best choice to play host. “Lisa will add great value to the tour, which we plan to make different from other India-based tour shows. The kind of places we plan to visit have never been seen on a television show.”
He’s sure the show will meet the benchmarks set by other celebrity-driven shows on the channel in the past. “Our lifestyle shows highlight India’s uniqueness in an exemplary way.
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are just some of our fine shows that have done well with the viewers. So, we’ll capture India in the most unconventional style ever,” he says.
Lisa Ray, who makes a debut of sorts on the small screen, is understandably ecstatic. “I’ve watched several shows on TLC, even before it became TLC,” she says. “I can’t wait to explore India. I’ve travelled in the country but that was many years ago. I’m sure a lot has changed and lots that hasn’t. I’m sure I’ll enjoy every bit of the exploration.”