STAR, ZEE & Sony re-unite for Republic Day


The three majors of Indian television STAR Plus, ZEE TV and Sony Entertainment Television Asia are reuniting for a special show to air on India’s Republic Day this Saturday (26th January).

The programme titled ‘Rang De India’ will bring together contestants of ‘STAR Voice of India’, ‘Indian Idol’ and ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ to pay a musical tribute to the national heroes and martyrs who sacrificed their lives to bring us freedom.

This is the first attempt of its kind in the history of Indian television when contestants from rival Hindi channels will be seen together celebrating the spirit of freedom, harmony and togetherness and shaking a leg on one platform to celebrate our achievement as a nation.

The special show commissioned by STAR Plus will be shown on the channel at 13:00 IST (UK TBC). “Rang De India will not only be visual and a musical treat for the music lovers across the country but also the largest pot pourri of talented and popular youngsters from various talent hunt shows across Indian television spreading the message of unity and harmony to all the Indians viewing the show”, says Anupama Mandloi, Senior Creative Director.

The show brings together the likes of ‘STAR Voice of India’ winner Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, the runner up Harshit Saxena and Ashprit, Sumitra Iyer, Irfan Khan from the clan; ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ stars Vineet Singh, Rajeev, Hemachandra and ‘Indian Idol’ stars Rahul Vaidya, Prajakta Shukre and Karunya.

To tone the mood light, there will be performances by Shaan humming a track from ‘Om Shanti Om’. ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’ will be performed by Harshit, Karunya, Sumitra and Ujjaini, whilst ‘Khalbali’ will be sung by Amey and Vineet among many others. Alka Yagnik will also appear on the special episode.

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