You do know how most of the television soaps and competitions come up in different languages and countries across the globe. Going way back i remember a television show “Tol Mol ke Bol” which was based on popular TV show named “Price is Right“. But i guess the most famous has to be “Kaun Banega Crorepati” that was based on “Who wants to be a millionaire“. Of course Kaun Banega Crorepati was a great success as long as it was being hosted by Amitabh Bachchan and why not…The charm, the charisma and of the course the prize money besides getting to watch the man of the millennium, Amitabh Bachchan, was a lot overwhelming for the people. Probably you do know, KBC success credit also goes to Mr. Siddharth Basu. Probably, the best quiz master India has ever seen.
Alright, so from last few years there has been a talent hunt contest going in America and Britain and the show is called “America Got Talent” and “Britain’s Got Talent“. I personally do not like American version of the show but i simply cannot miss out on the Britain Got Talent episodes. It’s into it’s third year and has given likes of Paul Potts who is a famous Oprah singer and George Sampson, little genius dancer kid. These not only got to perform at the Royal Variety in front of the Royal family including the Queen, but also became world famous. What makes the show even more interesting are the three judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan and sometimes a fourth judge, the very beautiful, Kelly Brook. And of course, the two hosts Ant & Dec who brings all the humor to the show. I simply can’t get enough from this show. :)
Now with popularity of America/Britain got talent, how can India remain behind. So here comes “India Got Talent“. The show once again will be courtesy Siddharth Basu. So you can expect some good result from the show. Now as for judges, there was a rumor that Mr. Basu has chosen bollywood’s actress Preity Zinta as one of the judges. Of course nothing was confirmed and will remain unconfirmed till the very beginning of the show but the latest rumors that are coming up says that Preity Zinta has been replaced by the our very own, ever so gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. India’s Got Talent promotional videos are already being aired on the television these days. It was considered to be Preity Zinta’s grand TV debut. But now i guess the same can be said for Aishwarya Rai. It’s a little difficult for me to believe that Aishwarya will be seen on small screen in such a talent show but considering the fact that Amitabh has already been a part of Mr. Basu’s first success of KBC, Aishwarya Rai may very well be a judge in India’s Got Talent.
It was believed that Preity Zinta zeroed in on the payments and everything with IGT team. She was supposedly said to be paid 5 crores of rupees but you know, Indian Premier League Cricket is going on these days and she is the owner of Kings XI Punjab. So she really is busy with her first priority. Thus she was replaced by Aishwarya Rai. I am not sure, but Aishwarya Rai as a judge of India’s Got Talent is yet to be confirmed by her and till then, everybody seems to be tight lipped. :)
I am sure “India Got Talent” can get better judges than Britain Got Talent’s and America Got Talent, and IGT may also get better competition… But how on earth will tehy be able to get Ant & Dec. Sorry, but i don’t India or any other country has anyone to match Ant & Dec! :D