India’s Got Talent” Celebrates the Nation’s ‘Hunar’ Jod De Tirange Se Rang Apna…Lehera de apne hunar ka parcham, Tera des bula raha hai

India’s Got Talent” Celebrates the Nation’s ‘Hunar’
Jod De Tirange Se Rang Apna…Lehera de apne hunar ka parcham,
Tera des bula raha hai

~Kirron Kher, Farah Khan, Karan Johar and Malaika Arora Khan to judge this season~

Mumbai, September 14, 2012 – Talented are the ones who lead. They are the ones who carry the flag of the nation and become the torchbearers. Their achievements spark celebrations setting new standards of excellence and uniting the country. For three seasons, India’s Got Talent mesmerized audiences, bringing to the forefront talents that created a record and an identity for the country. Now, with the onset of a new season, COLORS flagship talent reality show, Maruti Suzuki presents India’s Got Talent is all set to woo audiences yet again with entertainers that were unheard and untouched, acts that are breath taking, creative, bizarre and unique! With an endeavor to bring unexplored and hidden talent, India’s Got Talent this season broke new ground as it explored not only the length, breadth but also the depth of the country. With India’s Got Talent turning four this season, the show will have not three but four jury members on the panel – veteran actor Kirron Kher, celebrated director Karan Johar, dance diva Malaika Arora Khan and the versatile choreographer cum director turned actor Farah Khan. The show is all set for a grand launch this September 22, 2012, every Saturday and Sunday 10.00 pm only on COLORS.

Speaking about the show, Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head, COLORS said, “India’s Got Talent is a celebration of the diverse talent that India has to offer and we are proud to present another exciting season. This time, the platform will set a new benchmark in presentation and talent; we have infact crossed all boundaries and have stepped outside of the studio to present some real edgy and engaging action from the spot.”

Talking about judging India’s Got Talent for the first time, Karan Johar says,” India’s Got Talent is the only show that does not limit itself to singing-dancing rather extends the stage to a variety of talent and is a launch pad for newcomers. At Dharma Productions too, we have given a break to various artists, directors, actors and been part of their success story, which is a huge high. I am looking forward to many life changing experiences like these on India’s Got Talent.”

Kirron Kher who has been associated with India’s Got Talent since its inceptions says, “This is my fourth year of judging India’s Got Talent and the stage is not new to me, I know what India’s Got Talent is capable of and the responsibility of bringing the best is on our shoulders. This season, the bar has been raised and the quality of the talent has just gone up completely. We have already seen some spectacular talent and I cannot wait to take on this new journey of discovering some more.”

Anupama Mandloi, Head of Content, Freemantlemedia,” This season has been very unpredictable as we have had numerous talent from across the country. The team travelled to 21 cities looking for extraordinary talent and the experience turned out to be better than expected. We are glad that we found right mix of people, of different age group with wide-ranging skill sets. This is the best platform to showcase the brilliant variety of talent owing to the diverse and traditional nature of our country.”

Giving this season the glamour and glitz, Malaika Arora Khan who joins the jury panel this year says, “It’s an honour to be given the mantle of honing and polishing the talent to face the world. It’s this one chance that is a make or break and I am helping the contestants give their best shot.”

Also joining the three juries will be Farah Khan who will have a special role to play in this season. She says, “I started as a young choreographer in my teens, directed my first film in my thirties and made my acting debut this year. There is absolutely no stopping for the talented, not even age. I am excited to be part of a show like India’s Got Talent, the only show where they believe in age no bar, talent no bar.”

Keeping the spirits at an all time high this season will be the Hosts – our version of the ‘desi boys’ – Manish Paul and Cyrus Sahukar. Together they will bring enthusiasm and energy on the floor, prod and encourage the contestants to go beyond their comfort zones! Their inimitable comic timing and rib ticking acts will keep the audiences enthralled throughout the episode not leaving even a single dead moment.

Tune in to Maruti Suzuki presents India’s Got Talent, September 22, 2012, every Saturday and Sunday 10.00 pm only on COLORS.

About ‘COLORS’
‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jasbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Balika Vadhu- Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Madhubala…Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Uttaran, Parichay- Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Kairi – Rishta Khatta Meetha, Chhal…Sheh aur Maat, Sasural Simar Ka, Na Bole Tum..Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa amongst others.

About Viacom18
Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc and TV18. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. operates seven general entertainment channels – MTV, Nickelodeon, Vh1, COLORS, COLORS HD, SONIC, Comedy Central and film business through Viacom18 Motion Pictures, that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films, This apart, Viacom18 also runs Viacom’s consumer products division in India. For more information on Viacom18, Viacom or Network18, log on to www.viacom18.com, www.viacom.com and www.network18online.com respectively.
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