Annu Kapoor to return with 'Antakshari'

Aug 15, 2014, 09:10 IST | Shaheen Parkar

The music show 'Antakshari' will return on the small screen with Annu Kapoor playing mentor and not the host

Best remembered as the host of Antakshari which aired for over a decade, Annu Kapoor and his music show will be back on the small screen in the coming months.

Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor

The makers are currently working on a format to give the show a youthful appeal. Though Kapoor will be part of the show, he will not host it. Plans are to rope him in as a mentor who will guide and encourage the contestants.

Producer Gajendra Singh, who is synonymous with music reality shows, says, “Yes, I am reviving my show Antakshari in a new format. Since Annu Kapoor was the face of the show, there cannot be an Antakshari without him. This time, we will give him a larger role; he’ll be the guiding light in the show.

RJ Mantra will anchor the new season.”

Singh is also retaining the names of the three contesting teams on the show — Parwaane, Mastaane and Deewane. But the show will not have any celebrity contestants; it will mostly have youngsters. “We have to cater to the new generation now,” adds Singh.

Kapoor had hosted Antakshari, which was a popular show from 1994 to 2005. It will now air on a rival channel and not the channel it was originally aired on.

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