BBC Asian Network announces Bollywood-packed Bank Holiday Monday


The BBC Asian Network has announced a Bollywood-packed Bank Holiday Monday (25th May) schedule.

Monday’s Asian Network presenters Harpz Kaur, Haroon Rashid, Yasser and Bobby Friction will share their personal memories with listeners as they curate their own shows, each including the following segments:

My Bollywood Icon: Half an hour of music featuring each presenters favourite Bollywood star

Bollywood Blockbuster: Playing all the best tracks from a Bollywood film of each presenters choice

Top Ten: Choreo Countdown (Harpz) / Khan’s vs Kapoor’s (Haroon) / Bollywood Villains (Yasser)

Harpz Kaur says, “I’m very excited to be kicking off the Bollywood Bank Holiday Celebrations. Especially by sharing not only my favourite Icon and Blockbuster film but sharing my Top 10 Choreo Countdown too! I hope that audiences will be thoroughly entertained and we can help to make that happen!”

Khaliq Meer, Acting Head of Programmes, says, “Bollywood Bank Holiday is inspired by a music and culture that’s loved by our audiences. It’s going to be a lot of fun!”

Launching on BBC Sounds on Monday 25th May itself, ‘Bollywood Uncovered’ is the new podcast series by BBC Asian Network that takes listeners on a journey to discover how exactly some of Mumbai’s biggest talent have launched into superstardom.

In the six-part podcast, Entertainment Reporter Haroon Rashid travels to Mumbai to sit down with industry experts including: renowned film critics and journalists, PR experts, social media game changers, and even nutritionists to the stars. Haroon meets some of Bollywood’s biggest power-players and finds out what it takes to sustain a long and successful career in a place obsessed with ‘the next-big-thing.’

Haroon also speaks to some of the most successful Bollywood stars including: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra to find out how they managed to climb and maintain their positions on top of the notoriously fickle ladder of stardom in Mumbai.

The full series features conversations with: Prajakta Koli, Rajeev Masand, Sucharita Tyagi, Ankur Pathak, Dr Siddhant Bhargava, Viral Bhayani, Mandvi Sharma, Nayandeep Rakshit and Justin Rao.

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