Grand new look for ZEE’s Antakshari show

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India’s longest running gameshow Antakshari is being given a much awaited makeover by ZEE TV.

The format of the show has gone under a complete makeover with many alterations. In total there will be three rounds namely – ‘Ek ka Paanch’, ‘Tring Tring’ and the ‘Visual Round’.

One of the main changes that will be seen is in the selection of the teams that will participate. There will be six Anjane teams selected from the audiences at the start of the episode who will further compete with each other to form the three teams of ‘Deewane’, ‘Parwane’ and ‘Mastane’.

As per the new format, every round will be musical but at the same time it will have elements of a game show. This will give the show a momentum and a tension filled, unpredictable climax.

UK’s “X Factor” style round

The show is also stressing on the Antakshari factor (The A factor) by selecting contestants who have a unique trait or quality apart from being good singers. The special feature will be used to entertain the audience. The show will also have a segment which is called ‘Top 10 Worst Auditions’ featuring 10 worst auditions shot all over the country. Since real people will be a part of this segment we are sure that this addition will increase the viewership, adds the release.

Speaking on the sets, Antakshari director Gajendra Singh said, “The new changes introduced gives scope for more audience involvement and create a lot more excitement. The thought of bringing our friends from across the borders on the show was on our mind since a long time and holi seemed to be the perfect festival for this celebration.”

Antakshari is shown on ZEE TV on Sunday nights. The new look of the show will be introduced on ZEE TV UK next month to coincide with the broadcaster’s tenth birthday.

Also to note is Antakshari’s new time. From this Sunday (20th February) the programme will air Sundays at 21:30.

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