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YRF to launch four TV shows

tv Updated: Sep 30, 2009 18:02 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times
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Buzz is that Yash Raj Films (YRF), apart from telecasting their first ever-daily soap, Rishta.com, with newbies, would soon be producing a series of four one-hour features for a TV channel, which will have new established actors.

A source close to the production house confirmed this saying, “The series will air every weekend from December. Each feature would have a different theme and story. Apparently, Kabir Khan, who directed New York and Kabul Express is anchoring the project.”

One of the four stories is a thriller. Currently, it’s titled Seven and features Shama Sikandar and Bakul Thakkar in key roles. It was being shot near multiplex in Andheri a few days ago. The features are being treated like individual movies in terms of the money spent and the quality of the content,” the source adds.

Sikandar, who rose to fame with Ye Meri Life Hai, confirmed that she is part of a Yashraj project. “It is a big project for me. It’s a dream assignment. I can’t tell you whether it’s a thriller or a romance but it’s being produced on a large scale and I’m hoping it brings me back in a big way.”

According to Thakkar, Seven is a thriller story and the project overall aims to launch a couple of new faces. “I don’t know who all have been cast for which of the other series. The plan I guess, is to dig out new faces and provide them with a launch pad. My story is tentatively called Seven,” Thakkar adds.

Sony’s Danish Khan didn’t deny or confirm the news. “The channel will be announcing a collaboration with YRF soon. The details are undecided yet,” he said.

Rishta.com, Beytab Dil Ki Tammanna, Pyaar ka Bandhan and now a short feature series, all point out to the fact that the channel has pulled up its socks and wants to better its fiction shows. “Yeah, we’re working on improving the content further. Our reality shows seem to have a better audience,” concedes Khan.