Filmmaker Rohit Shetty is busy in the shooting for his next film Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar and soon he will also jump to shoot his reality tv show Khatron Ke Khiladi. The speculations of contestants who can participate in the show have started. According to the current media reports, Yuvraj Singh who recently announced retirement from international cricket has been approached for the show.
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I recently had a conversation with a friend about the implementation of a simple thumb rule ... ‘CONTENT’ has to be the ‘MAIN LEAD’ in any form of entertainment, be it the MOVIES or TELEVISION, and with a few recent pieces of work i came across on various web portals, i think i was right. I am glad that the audiences are coming off age and are widening their acceptance brackets. Now for the makers to GET UP & REALISE that it is the ‘CONTENT’ and the ‘TALENT OF THE ARTIST’ that BRINGS AUDIENCES and NOT the Actor’s ‘MEDIUM OF ORIGIN’ So all those ‘FILM MAKERS’ with “nahi yaar tv ka face hai” or “Tv wala actor nahi chahiye” kind of attitude, here are a few things you probably haven’t realised .... 👉 Today TELEVISION has a FAR WIDER reach as compared to your FILMS. 👉A POPULAR TV ARTIST in todays time, on SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS is MILES AHEAD than MOST FILM ACTORS (who think they are stars) and the NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS is PROOF TO THAT. 👉 FILMS are the ones that NEED the PROMOTIONS on TV thus proving that we market your product to a far bigger larger scale, so that takes care of “arre tv actor ko kitne log pehchante hai ?”. 👉 Not only PAN INDIA but INTERNATIONALLY TOO most of US TV ACTORS have LARGER FAN BASES than these NEW CROP OF FILM LEADS. 👉 The NUMBER OF SCENES spread over VARIOUS EMOTIONS that a TV ACTOR manages to GET PERFECTLY in A DAYS TIME is something that I’m sure Film Makers have no clue about. So there goes the, “tv actor hai, complex character kar payega ?” mental block flying out of the window. 👉 TODAY’s AUDIENCES watch TV or FILMS for ENTERTAINMENT, so if your ARTIST does JUSTICE TO THE CONTENT, you NEED NOT WORRY about THE FATE of the PROJECT. Lastly, what i FAIL TO UNDERSTAND is, that now when the AUDIENCES , who are a Producer or Director’s biggest concern have TARNISHED the DISCRIMINATION between TV & FILM actors and have Chosen ‘ENTERTAINMENT’ as their TOP PREFERENCE, Why do FILM MAKERS still have the same OLD SCHOOL THINKING when it come to CASTING ACTORS.
Besides, Yuvraj Singh, TV actors like Karan Patel and Krystle D'Souza are also in talks. A close source to the show revealed, “They are yet to sign on the dotted line, but all the three celebrities are in advanced talks for the show and the channel is keen to get them on board by next week.”
Even Adaa Khan who has been seen in the shows like Naagin and Vish Ya Amrit Sitara has also been considered for the show. While Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 actress Pooja Banerjee who plays Anurag Basu's sister is also in talks for the show. However, nothing has finalized yet.
The media reports suggest that director Rohit Shetty will take a break from Sooryavanshi shooting schedule in August and will start the shooting for Khatron Ke Khiladi. After that, he will again join his Sooryavanshi team to complete the last schedule in Goa.