Boman Turns Anchor

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Bollywood Ka Boss, the new quiz show which has begun airing from the 6th of January, 2008 at 9 pm, is being anchored by Boman Irani.

This show is based on an exclusive format and has all the makings of a characteristic Bollywood blockbuster, with a grand prize of Rs. 50 Lakhs.

“A lot of research has gone into creating a show with this format. Boman is a big plus for the show, what with his love for Bollywood and his huge fan following,” stated the producer, Siddhart Basu.

Business Head of Filmy, Shailesh Kapoor, mentions, “The show fits perfectly into the brand image of Filmy. The channel revolves around Bollywood, enjoying and living every aspect of Hindi cinema. The content of Bollywood Ka Boss is interesting and thus very addictive. I’m sure it’ll have a large share of dedicated and addicted viewers. This is a first of its kind show and we are looking forward to a positive response.”

Is it new territory? “You could say that. I agreed to do Bollywood, because I think it will be fun,” says Irani, adding that he at once agreed to host this show.

Irani further says, “You don’t know who the winner is till the end. Every episode is like a one-day match. As an anchor, you don’t follow a script. You can be yourself.”

Boman is yet another movie actor who will be seen on the small screen. Why this inclination? “I can’t speak for the others but I know that had if it was show on stocks and shares, I wouldn’t have done it,” he grins.

When asked whether he was disheartened that Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal did not work, he rues, “It has done well in Pakistan and the Middle East. Yes, I am disappointed since we worked really hard on the film.”

We will be seeing Boman Irani in Love Story 2050 and Maharathi, and of course, Bollywood Ka Boss, this year.

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