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Sach Ka Saamna will soon go on air on Star Plus. Here’s whom we’d like to take the lie detector test in this adaptation of Moment of Truth.

entertainment Updated: Jun 22, 2009 19:14 IST
Jayeeta Mazumder
Jayeeta Mazumder
Hindustan Times

Varun Gandhi (Politician):
This Gandhi went off the track with his imaginative interpretations of the Hindu philosophy. His infamous communal speeches while campaigning for the recent elections, rocked the nation, and we found ourselves sharing a unified moment of shock. We still don’t know if the tapes of his speeches were doctored... as he claims. The lie-detector might just be the answer to a ‘legitimate’ enquiry.

Hrithik and Sussanne Roshan
(Bollywood couple):
Now aren’t we all tired of the same old story of a marriage being on the rocks because of a firang chick? Still, rumours about Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori getting up, close and personal and giving wife Sussanne one sleepless night too many, made the gossip mills churn overtime. Then, just when we were getting set for a kati patang kind of a twist to the Kaho Naa.. Pyaar Hai love story, Hrithik and biwi sashayed on to the IIFA green carpet with oodles of style and PDAs. Wouldn’t it be fun to watch them squirm in their chairs when badgered with questions about a concocted break up or make-up? Giggle... giggle!

Ram Gopal Varma and Mahesh Bhatt (Filmmakers):
Call both of them on the show and let them question each other. It’ll be a tie, with the two competing for the title of the better plagiarist. Whoa!

Ramalinga Raju (Businessman):
Now this is serious business. The dreaded pink slip changed from being just fantasy to reality for many, after his Satyam empire crashed. Many who were promised plum IT jobs earlier, found themselves unceremoniously dumped in the ‘unemployed’ ditch. Those who continued to keep their place in his office, went home without pay. His one-time worshippers must be waiting for a chance to send the fraud master off to an uninhabited island for the next 100 years. But before that, we’ll give them... and everyone else... a chance to ask Raju how he pulled off this big ghapla.

Sheetal Mafatlal (Socialite):
Do you shop for diamonds when abroad? Make sure you know the little-known tax rules before you step into a flight then. Sure, diamonds are a girl’s best friend but look at poor Sheetal in distress. The price one has to pay for a diamond spoon! Ms Mafatlal would be prime candidate to tell you the difference between fake and real. And this time it would be nothing but the truth.. the customs guys would be interested too.

Kaavya Viswanathan (Author):
Scream cheater, cheater! But her Opal Mehta did get kissed, got wild and did get a life even though the publisher recalled all copies of the book and ultimately cancelled the contract for a second book. What if the young law student had to sit on the lie-detector chair and weave some story on the spot? Well! If not anything else, the law might be staring into her face right after she’s spelt it out!

Pritam (Music director):
The king of plagiarists might suddenly find hmself down with a sore throat, if asked to sing a tune on the show. Because this time he would have to admit to his “source”, righto!

Aki Narula (Fashion designer)
Copyright... what’s that? Him lifting Suneet Varma’s design for Rani Mukerjee in Bunty aur Babli. Accusations and defamation suits were slapped. We think the best clarification happen only on the hot seat. So please be summoned!

Virender Sehwag (Batsman)
Did he really hide the fact that he was injured when he went off to London for the T20 World Cup? Strap him to the chair and the truth might tumble out.

Chand-Fiza (Controversy couple):
To what extent can you go to grab the spotlight? Was it all for political gains then? This couple can tell you the trick to being famous in ‘a moment of truth’. While the candidates are being finalised, the above list of people would make it interesting for sure.

First Published: Jun 22, 2009 19:00 IST