Who loves Bollywood? Well, if you are reading this article you certainly do and I imagine you probably think that you know quite a bit about this magical industry, just like we do. Soon there will be a show for people like us to test and show off our Bolly smarts.
According to the new shows web site, “It’s the mother of all FILMY battles! It’s the search for the numero uno of FILMY Gyaan. A search where the winner takes home Rs. 50 lakhs. And the prestigious title of Bollywood Ka Boss.” Developed by Siddhartha Basu’s Synergy Adlabs, the game show will be in the program line up of Filmy, a channel of Sahara One Media and Entertainment Limited.
The host of this exciting program will be well-known actor Boman Irani who said, “Not too many people know, but I’m one of the biggest film fans, and an avid Bollywood quizzer. If ever there was a show that would have excited me to take to television, it had to be this. I have worked with Siddhartha before, and I trust him completely. And the FILMY team has a very clear vision on how massive the potential for a show like this can be, if produced and promoted in the right way.”
CNN-IBN decided to test out Irani’s “Filmy gyaan” so they asked him:
“CNN-IBN: Who is the father of Indian cinema?
Boman: Dadasaheb Phalke
CNN-IBN: Which is Sridevi’s first film?
Boman: Solva Saal”
Just think now no one can laugh at you if you like Boman, answered these questions correctly.
Siddhartha Basu said, “Bollywood Ka Boss will cater to a movie-crazy country, where there is such a massive fascination and knowledge about all that’s FILMY. It’s a national contest genuinely open to all, which will establish and celebrate the ones who know the most about the subject. The format and conduct will be exciting. Boman is not only an outstanding entertainer but also a huge Hindi film buff. Both contestants and viewers can look forward to an original, entertaining, and highly competitive contest.”
The opportunity to be on Bollywood Ka Boss is open to everyone and since many of us will apply there is a 2-step selection process in the beginning. First step is to send a SMS with BKB to 59090 between 12 September and 7 October. You will receive an SMS back with nine questions, and if you make it through with one of the highest scores then you will be given a written test. In the end, 240 contestants will be chosen to compete for the title of Bollywood Ka Boss. Will it be you?