Colors to launch 'Shaitaan' this weekend

Colors to launch 'Shaitaan' this weekend
Colors to launch 'Shaitaan' this weekend

Actor Sharad Keklkar has been roped in to host Colors’ new crime show ‘Shaitaan A Criminal Mind’.

The show produced by Miditech, breaks through the psyche of the criminal and tries understanding the emotional undercurrents that often lie hidden behind an act of criminality. Kelkar takes on the role of an anchor, the analyst – who will take the audiences through the complex crime and the monster mind behind the transgression.

The series will present the viewers with crime cases arising out of obsession, jealousy, adoption scams to kidnapping or extortion, domestic abuse to marital rape, from Juvenile crimes to cases of extreme ragging, from Serial killers to brutal rapists.

Talking about the show Shaitaan A Criminal Mind and his role as an anchor, Sharad Kelkar said, “With Shaitaan, my role goes beyond just anchoring and that of analysing the mind-set of the criminal and dissecting the complex journey of the crime. Our attempt is to present the other side, however cruel and heartless a criminal may be… the crime always germs from an emotional undercurrent that is hidden behind the act. It۪s a big responsibility that rests on my shoulder but I have accepted it as a challenge and would definitely want to make a difference in the lives of my audiences by presenting these cases that will force them to re-think.

According to Nikhil J Alva, Co-Founder of Miditech Pvt. Ltd, the production company behind the series, “Shaitaan – A Criminal Mind profiles the criminal and not just the crime; it undertakes a complete behavioural analysis that makes for good viewing. The show is backed by in-depth research and a support team of psychologists, psychiatrists, experts on forensics, criminology and law, before each story is etched out.۝ He further added, The show needed a host who not only had a strong personality but was smart thinking and had a questioning mind set to bring to life a role that’s much more than that of a regular Sutradhar. In Sharad, we’ve found an actor, who lends himself completely to the role.”

‘Shaitaan – A Criminal Mind’ starts this weekend and airs at 22:00 in India only.

Updated: 02/12/2012