Rajeev Khandelwal returns to TV
Best remembered as Sujal of Kahiin Toh Hoga, Rajeev is tipped to make his television comeback as host of the show The Moment Of Truth to India.tv Updated: Mar 05, 2009 14:10 IST
Big Synergy is ready to bring the big ticket international show titled The Moment Of Truth to India. A show where contestants have to truthfully answer very personal questions in front of their friends, family, co-workers, and the audience. And with such an engrossing format it is a given that the host will have to be equally engrossing.
And who better than the handsome and very talented Rajeev Khandelwal? Best remembered as Sujal of Kahiin Toh Hoga, Rajeev is tipped to make his television comeback as host of the show. Very much in the news for his critically acclaimed work in the film Aamir, Rajeev has a very strong fan base on the small screen as well. His last stint on the small screen was in May 2008 when he did an episode of CID.
A source informs that Rajeev Khandelwal, who was approached for the show, initially had some date issues. But the production house was very keen on having Rajeev on board. The international format of the show airs on Star World currently. Rumour also has it that Anil Kapoor too was approached to host the show, but things didn’t materialise.
An industry source states that Rajeev is very selective about the work he takes up. He will not do anything that might not appeal him. This is a very interesting concept and Rajeev is keen on hosting the show.
A source from the production house suggests that the show is still in its nascent stages and will launch on Star Plus only post-IPL. Well, other rumours doing the rounds are that SRK might host the show.
Siddharth Basu, founder of Synergy Communications apparently denied that Shah Rukh is looking to host anything on TV in the foreseeable future.
Well, all those who want to see the intense Sujal back on TV keep your fingers crossed.
For the uninitiated The Moment Of Truth is being produced in 23 other countries, including Spain, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
On The Moment Of Truth, the challenge is simple – answer 21 increasingly personal questions honestly, as determined by a polygraph, and win up to $500,000. This is the only game show where participants know both the questions and the answers before they begin to play.
Prior to playing, participants are strapped to a lie detector and asked a series of questions by a polygraph expert, who records their answers. To win participants have to tell the truth. Of course, the questions are easier when the stakes are low, but as the prize amount increases, they will be challenged to fess up to matters they might normally lie about.
The touchier questions could be especially revealing because participants reveal their answers in front of spouses, relatives and friends, hanging on every word. What deep dark secret will someone divulge for hundreds of thousands of dollars?
First Published: Mar 05, 2009 13:50 IST