Life after IPL


Jodha Akbar on Zee TV Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap Bachelorette India — Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika



Mahabharat on Star Plus

buddha on Zee TVConnected hum tum with abhay deol













Here is a lowdown of all that awaits after the IPL on TV. There is thrill, drama, romance and action in good doses

Mythology, romance, drama, reality and more — life after IPL is looking good on the small screen! After the outstanding success of DevonKe Dev… Mahadev, Ekta Kapoor is all set to launch her mythological series of Mahabharat (Star Plus) and Jodha Akbar (Zee TV). Maharana Pratap to be telecast on Sony entertainment is another mythological show that is in the buzz. According to the grapevine, Star Plus is working on a show centered around the life of Lord Buddha which is in the pre-production stage.

It’s not just mythology, there is a lot happening in the reality circuit as well. What could well be a showstopper is 100 to be telecast on Life OK.

“100 is all about real police busting crime and solving cases on TV. With the help of our policemen and high tech spy gadgets and camera, we would follow the control room complaints and record it real time,” Pratik Seal, marketing head, Life OK, reveals.

Another out of the box show is Connected Hum Tum on Zee TV which is going on air from June 3, 2013. With Abhay Deol foraying into TV as the host, the show would feature six courageous women of different ages and at different stages in their lives, who have dared to fight for justice. Featuring the change makers of the society, Abhay will regale the audiences with his sparkling wit, spot-on observations and tongue-in-cheek commentary on all that’s brewing in the women’s lives.

Ajay Bhalwankar, head, content, Hindi GECs, ZEE, says:

“The core idea at the heart of Connected Hum Tum is to bring families together by demystifying relationships.  In studying the mindspace of six women at different crossroads in life, Zee TV gives the audiences a chance to understand the psyche of today’s Indian woman, thereby understanding the women in our own lives better. To say that we’re excited about this project would be an understatement. We laud the courage of these six bold women who have agreed to put their mind, soul and space out for everyone to see. Through the cameras, six parallel stories unfold and six lives gradually become connected as each woman experiences transformative life changes. Each of these women embarks on a journey of self-discovery and what the viewers get is a compelling, if not addictive reality viewing experience on television,” Bhalwankar says during the launch of the show.

Apart from this, Master Chef Junior, Indian Idol Junior, Dance India Dance Supermoms and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa are some other big launches post IPL. The mother of all reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) will be back with its seventh installment in the month of September. After Rakhi Sawant, Rahul Mahajan and Ratan Rajput, Mallika Sherawat would be going on a husband hunt through a new series called The Bachelorette India — Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika on Life OK.

As for romance and drama, there is plenty on store. Do Dil Ek Jaan is a love story based in the Kashmir valley. “This is a romantic story which unfolds in the valley. Along with this show we are going to launch a telly movie titled Savdhaan India Uttar Pradesh special.

“The story revolves around Army commandos on a mission to save burglary in a train who save thousands of lives,” Seal tells you.

After saas bahu, it’s time for the bhabhis to take centrestage. Star Plus is coming up with Meri Bhabhi scheduled to be launched in June.

(The article was published in the Pioneer Newspaper –


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