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‘India's Got Talent’ returns to COLORS with Kirron Kher, Sonali Bendre and Sajid Khan as Jury

Press release June 3, 2010 Culture

‘India's Got Talent’ goes deeper, travels from Jaipur to Muzaffarpur, Guwahati to Gwalior, Srinagar to Thrissur to find ordinary people with extraordinary talent After a rags to riches first season, where the Prince group from Orissa that was comprised of daily-wagers, won the award for creating the most entertaining act in India, the show that changed the history of talent hunt in the country – Maruti Suzuki presents ‘India's Got Talent’ returns to COLORS, India's entertainment destination, with a new and intense search for some ordinary people with astonishingly extraordinary talent.

Judges of India s Got Talent Khoj 2 Sonali Bendre Sajid Khan Kirron Kher (1)

The show, as well as getting much grander this season, has also just gotten more interesting with Jury members Kirron Kher and Sonali Bendre making a glamourous comeback on the show. The two lovely ladies will be accompanied by none other than multi-talented writer, director and performer Sajid Khan who joins them on the podium to give his verdict on who makes the best entertainer in India.

Aptly named 'Khoj 2', India's Got Talent is not pulling any stops and is willing to dig way deeper than last season to retrieve those hidden gems from the depths of the country. The show that travelled to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Ahmedabad last year will also travel to destinations like Ludhiana, Lucknow, Muzaffarpur, Jodhpur, Guwahati, Shillong, Gwalior, Nagpur, Thrissur and Srinagar this year to find that individual or group, whose talent is, in a word, mind-blowing! While the rules of the game remain the same, the game itself changes as this season will see an exponential growth in participation and subsequently in the kind of acts that will be performed. Keeping this in mind, the production of the show has been scaled up and viewers will get to see a bigger and a much grander India's Got Talent platform.

Articulating the excitement surrounding the show, Ashvini Yardi, Programming Head of COLORS says, "After a very successful first season, we knew the second season of India's Got Talent had to be something much much bigger. This season, we're not only going to be the most unique talent hunt show, but we plan to outdo ourselves. We are traveling to over fourteen cities to audition everyday regular people who have some interesting talent in them. We are looking for something that makes us go 'a-ha'. The scale hence, is much bigger than last season. Also this season, we have Sajid as one of the judges who brings with him years of experience as a performer, writer and a director and who knows what clicks when it comes to entertainment. The audiences are in for a rocking season with India's Got Talent Khoj 2."

What the audiences got to see last season could be called merely the tip of the iceberg. This season, will see contestants from remote towns and villages descending on auditions with their unique talents. What's more? As the format of the show goes, anybody who may be six years old or even sixty, tall, short, fat, thin, anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. And as far as the talent goes, it's not about who does it best, it's all about is the act entertaining enough. Like last season, this season will also see acts ranging from the common forms of entertainment of singing, dancing, acting to the interesting forms of art that include magic, mimicry to the daring performance arts which may include martial arts or even kushti, to something totally mind boggling and utterly bizarre.

Describing this season's production and concept, Siddhartha Basu, Head of BIG Synergy said, “Last year India's Got Talent went beyond standard filmy entertainment to unearth exceptional talent, from a spectacularly sensuous salsa to kanjivaram clad saxophone sisters, from Nallasopara hip hop to silver painted modern mythmakers, from ventriloquism with political comment to mind-blowing mallkhamb. The diversity and richness of talent was breathtaking. This year the Khoj goes further, reaching out for any form of outstanding entertainment that will delight the viewers.”

‘India's Got Talent Khoj 2’ will hit the COLORS screen later this year, while the call for auditions has already been sent out. Combing the country for hidden talents, this season is going to be way bigger than the first as the country will get to see a lot of new talent and some mind boggling acts. With Jury members Kirron, Sonali and Sajid keeping a keen vigil for the unique talent, the charming hosts Nikhil Chinappa and Ayushmanwill return as Jaiand Veeruto pep up spirits. The search for the most entertaining act of India has begun and the result is sure to be nothing short of spectacular.

Conceptualised by Simon Cowell’s SYCO TV Production Company and UK’s FremantleMedia, the producers of shows like ‘American Idol’ and many other big ticket reality shows, ‘India’s Got Talent Khoj 2’ is a multi-performance, high-entertainment variety show. In India, the magnum opus is produced by BIG Synergy for COLORS.

COLORS, India’s popular entertainment channel, is available on Sky’s Digital Satellite platform on Channel No. 829 on the VIEWASIA package.To subscribe, please call 08448 55 22 22.