Bollywood actors are certainly taking to the Internet as a way to interact with their fans. Many stars have official sites that they visit and make posts on in the forums, some have Facebook accounts and now many are turning blogger. Following in the footsteps of Aamir and Amitabh, Salman Khan has now has his own blog page. His posts can be read on a blog site for his new television game show 10 Ka Dum (http://duskadum.blogspot.com/2008/05/i-still-remember-day-when-my-brother.html).
He has made three entries so far and on his first post he talked about his new show and how he bases decisions on instinct: “I still remember the day when my brother Sohail Khan, who always dreams big, thinks different, brought the proposal to anchor a show for Sony Entertainment Television. I had my reservations. The idea sounded so impractical that I rejected it even without giving it much thought. All my decisions are based on my instinct and some people think that I am too moody and cynical. But believe me I have been guided by my instincts and my heart all my life! I do not depend too much on intelligence, analysis and calculations… I believe in poet Adam who has said: ‘ Aakal har kaam ko zulum bana deti hai…‘. Some meaning is lost in the translation– that intelligence begets torture and torment and man is lost in deep thought and often feels ashamed of things that have never happened!”
He went on to write: ”What attracted me to the format of 10 Ka Dum is that there is no false shame and sense of humiliation if your answer is wrong. Sample survey has determined the exact answers in form of percentage and nearest to the exact answer is the winner.
This game is simple. It is a game of guessing.
So here I am convinced & ready to go…
The format attracted me…and how!”
His second post continued on about the show:”The second thing that attracted me to the format am the informality of the show — it goes to such an extent that the role of anchor and contestants are reversed at times and also interchangeable.
I hate formality and behavioral rituals. I like to be direct.
Beating around the bush is not my cup of tea. The inherent elements of humor and informality in the format made me think very positively about 10 Ka Dum.
The very essence in 10 Ka Dum is very positive…”
Since I am sure Mr. Khan would rather you visit his blog I will leave it for you to read what he wrote on his third post but with this teaser:”I realized that 10 Ka Dum would give me an opportunity to meet real people. I have been watching faceless and nameless people all my life and now I have a unique chance to meet people- real people with names, addresses and definite identities.”
10 Ka Dum premiers on June 6th on Sony Entertainment Television.