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A peek into the new Indian TV series

NGTake, Pogo Funtakshari, Man?s World are some of the new shows set to hit the Indian small screen.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2006 19:01 IST

Bored of the same old saas-bahu melodrama? Your bad-TV days may finally be fewer in number now. Three new ‘different’ shows will hit the small screen soon. Here’s a sneak peek:

NGTake: It will provide all the behind-the-scenes information about your favourite films. Produced by Deepti Bhatnagar Productions and to be launched on January 28 on Sahara One, NGTake focuses on Bollywood trivia right from scripting, pre-production to the release stage of the films. Anchor Suresh Menon will don the garb of the character of the films in question — Sholay, Parineeta, Wah! Life Ho Toh Aisi and Ek Ajnabee among others — and take the viewers on a humorous and informative journey. “Viewers will see scenes, which never saw the light of day,” says Purnendu Bose, COO of Sahara.

Pogo Funtakshari: Celebrating Pogo’s second anniversary, the channel has in store Pogo Funtakshari, an all-India antakshari competition for students from the third to the ninth standard. Out of 200 schools each from the four metros, 50 teams will make it to the final rounds. “This year we are going to show Pogo Funtakshari in snippets between shows. Next year onwards it will be telecast. More than the big prizes, what will attract the children to this show is the fact that they get a chance to feature on one of their favourite channels,” says Vivek Krishnani, director of marketing, Cartoon Network and Pogo.

Man’s World: It’s a first of its kind. “We will not restrict ourselves to gizmos and fashion. It will talk extensively about relationships from a man’s point of view,” says Sanjay Virmani, one of the producers. “The show will adopt a fun attitude — being naughty is indeed an in thing,” adds , co-producer Rashmi Virmani. To be aired on AXN from January 18, each episode will see the two hosts —Vrajesh and Ash Chandler — meeting up in a pub to conduct the show. “We will also get celebrity guests like Tanishaa, to give their take on relationships once in a while,” says Rashmi.

First Published: Jan 18, 2006 19:01 IST