STAR Plus is launching a similar show to ZEE TV’s ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa – Mega Challenge’, featuring celebrated singers from various music reality shows on other channels.
The show is produced by Gajendrra Siingh’s Saibaba Telefilms and is tipped to launch in December.
This is going to be a big ticket show and according to sources, STAR Plus is pinning its hope on it to generate the much needed TRPs during the weekends.
According to the source, the show boasts of some famous music directors like Himesh Reshammiya, Shankar Mahadevan, Mika and Mohit Chauhan.
The show which was earlier titled as ‘MPL’ (Music Premiere League) will go in for a title change as Sony Entertainment Television Asia is currently airing a dance based show titled ‘DPL’ (Dance Premiere League).
A source from TellyChakkar said, “Singers like Rahul Vaidya, Vineet Singh, Debojeet Saha, Harshit Saxena, Raja Hassan, Aneek Dhar, Himani and a few singers from Chhote Ustaad are tipped to be participating in the show. There will be six teams and each team will have one mentor. The mentors as of now who are almost finalised are Himesh Reshammiya, Shankar Mahadevan, Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan and Mika. There will be no individual eliminations but teams will be evicted. The show is tipped to hit the tube in the second week of December.”
Ayushmann Khurrana is likely to host the show.
The programme will air in the UK in late-December or early January.