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'Reality shows order of the day'

Telly actor Sachin Pilgaonkar, all set to don the judge's mantle for TV show Krazy Kiya Re, talks about reality shows.

tv Updated: May 06, 2008 20:34 IST

Reality shows are the order of the day as present Indian television viewers want a break from predictable and lingering daily soaps, says actor-filmmaker Sachin Pilgaonkar.

"Reality shows have a surprise element in them and do not drag on for long. It is this reason that audiences have taken to reality shows in a big way," Sachin told PTI. <b1>

Speaking about his last release Amhi Satpute, Sachin said it launched the same week as of IPL last month and the weekend shows suffered. "But now in the third week, even the last show is going houseful," he said and attributed the same to word-of-mouth publicity.

He said Krazy Kiya Re, the reality show on Sab TV will be on air from May 9 at 8 pm every Friday, in which he and Perizaad will be judging the show. Talking to reporters earlier, Anooj Kapoor, business head of SAB TV said: "With music as the core, our show with its whacky content and crazy twists will surely break the clutter with its never seen before fresh treatment. In addition, Perizaad and Sachin, as the judges have not only a keen musical ear but are also well versed with many languages."

Sachin said Krazy Kiya Re introduces new unique words like 'geetantar', 'googly' and 'bhashantar'. The eight songsters will go absolutely 'Krazy' on stage as they mix, match and do musical cart wheels on the show. Geetantar consists of twisting tunes.

The contestant will have to sing the lyrics of one song on the tune of other. Bhashantar round is simple as the name suggests -- the contestants have to translate a Hindi song into another language of his or her choice.

"Googly round has original composition flowing into the actual song and coming back to the original composition, the important part being that there has to be a thought process flowing through the song," Sachin said.