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Now, try Keeping up with the Khans

tv Updated: Nov 04, 2011 14:10 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times
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When you hear about a show that revolves around the life of celebrity sisters, their family, careers and friends, the first title that comes to mind is the international show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

However, the UTV Bindass show, The Khan Sisters that will follow the life of actor-sisters Gauhar and Nigaar Khan day in and out for a few months, claims to be different. "Comparisons are bound to happen, I don’t mind; but we’re not trying to remake the Kardashians," says Nigaar, who, at her current stage in life, is on the lookout for her "soul mate". And doing so on national television doesn’t seem to be a problem. "If it happens during the show, well and good," she adds.

Gauhar KhanInterestingly, this comes days after Kim Kardashian filed for divorce, 72 days into her televised million-dollar wedding. "When I am in love, the world will know," she adds.

Gauhar, meanwhile, doesn’t see the point in drawing parallels. “It’s a different concept, no comparisons made. I just hope the format is accepted,” she says, insisting, “It will be comfortable to interact on a personal level on camera.” The hour-long weekly show goes on air on November 19 at 7 pm. The sisters will be followed around by a camera through their daily lives, shoots, professional interactions, friends, private moments and time with family members, among other aspects.

The Khan family consists of their father, mother and a third sister. Are they comfortable having their lives documented? “My older sister had some apprehensions because she’s a little private and her beliefs differ. So it was difficult explaining this to her. But at the end of the day, we are family and our parents have been really understanding,” says Nigaar.

Though the show leaves ample scope for controversy amidst small sisterly fights and rivalry, Nigaar feels it has helped her get to know her sister better. “We have never worked together. At home, Gauhar is a nut, but outside, she’s a woman. I’m getting to know her better. As for me, I’m a fun person on and off camera,” she says.