Colors UK to telecast IPL Rockstar special

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


Colors is launching its first Indian Premier League cricket property, this weekend.

Under the brand ‘IPL Ka Tadka’, Colors will launch ‘IPL Rockstar’ on Saturday 13th March at 19:00 in the UK and India simultaneously.

IPL Rockstar will have 12 contestants, who have already proved their mettle in different music reality shows over the time.

Birmingham based, Hard Kaur will host the competition from the IPL cricket stadiums. Sukhwinder Singh and Kailash Kher will judge the contestants. Also, IPL franchise owners like Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty will also judge the contestants for their stage presence and their ability of shining as a true rock star.

Colors programming head Ashvini Yardi said, “IPL Rockstar is a show where we are moving from the studio to the cricketing grounds in midst of real action. Here the fight is to prove yourself as a complete rockstar.”

“IPL Rockstar will have one major difference from stereotype music reality shows. As we will be shooting in the limited timeframe, there won�۪t be any time for lengthy comments and drama. Performances of these contestants will matter most to win the title of IPL Rockstar,” Yardi added.

On the concept, Endemol India MD Deepak Dhar said, “IPL Rockstar is a co-developed property and we are quite sure that it will work as it is the perfect mix of cricket, entertainment and glamour. These singers are also getting a great platform to perform in front of thousands of captive audiences.”

Other specials being produced by Colors – ‘IPL Nights’ will air on MTV India (excluding UK), ‘IPL Awards’ will air April-end. ‘IPL Fear Factor Edition’ will air end of the year.