ZEE TV’s acting talent hunt show for children, ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’ is returning with a third season. Having opened up a world of opportunities for truly deserving talents like Kartikey Raj, Kartikey Malviya, Tamanna Dipak, Praneet Sharma – each of who have carved a niche for themselves as performing artistes, the show’s latest season gives a chance to a new lot of promising child actors to polish their acting skills and emerge as superstars tomorrow.
Speaking about the show, Deepak Rajadhyaksha, Deputy Business Head, ZEE TV said, “With a strong legacy of celebrating the talent and creating stars out of India’s common man through our varied homegrown non-fiction formats, ZEE TV launched ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’ back in 2013. True to our brand philosophy Aaj Likhenge Kal, it is the first and only platform in the country that enables young talent to leverage their acting skills and build an extraordinary future in the field of entertainment. Today, as millennials, we want our children to discover themselves from an early age and work towards an extraordinary future. In the current context, we encourage our kids to think on their feet, be resourceful, use their smarts and find their own solutions. Bringing you the latest brat-pack of funky kids who’re adorable, street-smart and can wriggle their way out of anything with their nautanki is the latest season of our popular franchise– ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’. The format of the show not only allows the kids to sharpen their performance abilities but also gives them the right kind of exposure to shed their inhibitions and become names to reckon with in the entertainment industry. This season, we also salute unsung heroes who have sown the seeds of an extraordinary future through proactively contributing to society in a humanitarian way. Each episode, our kids will pay them a tribute the best way they can – through their dramebaazi.”
Produced by Essel Vision Productions Ltd, this out-and-out family entertainer will feature little kids from across the country flooring audiences with their sparkling wit, impressive stage presence, mischievous spirit and above all, unlimited acting talent. This time around, it’s not only the contestants that will take audiences by storm but also the spectacular panel of mentors and talented hosts who will provide entertainment extraordinaire. Guiding, grooming and mentoring the young acting prodigies through their journey and teaching them various nuances of acting will be an esteemed panel of industry experts including the gorgeous Sonali Bendre and the multitalented actor Vivek Oberoi who return to the show a third time. Having cemented his position as a master storyteller and a multi-faceted art director, Omung Kumar will add yet another feather to his cap and make his debut as a mentor on the show. Popular dancer and actor Shantanu Maheshwari and leading ventriloquist Vighnesh Pande will turn hosts for the season and add to the entertainment quotient with their witty one-liners, friendly banter and easygoing camaraderie.
Making a comeback as a mentor on the show is actor Sonali Bendre who says, “A different kind of excitement builds up whenever a new season of India’s Best Dramabaaz is announced. I have always loved the show as it brings out the best acting talent hidden amongst the kids of our country. Their infectious energy, undying spirit and dedication towards the craft inspires and motivates me. I can’t wait to be back on the show.”
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi who has been with the show since its inception said, “It feels great to be associated with ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’ once again. The show is very close to my heart as I get to watch and mentor some of the best talents across the country. The show has already given us some young superstars and there are many such hidden gems who are yet to be discovered. More than mentoring and guiding the kids, I am looking forward to having lots of fun in the company of India’s acting prodigies.”
Commenting on his TV debut as a mentor of ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’, Omung Kumar said, “I started my career as a television show host about 25 years ago with ZEE TV’s show ‘Just Ek Minute’. Life has come a full circle for me as I am back this time as a judge on ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’. I have been an avid follower of the show’s previous seasons and thoroughly enjoyed the innocence and energy with which the kids put forth their talent. The show has been instrumental in shaping up the lives and careers of many young acting prodigies and I am looking forward to mentoring the fresh batch of acting enthusiasts with my expertise.”
With the auditions being conducted in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Ranchi, Patna, Jaipur, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Bangalore, Indore, Ahmedabad, the show has left no stone unturned in scouting the best talent. The shortlisted contestants will get the golden opportunity to perform in front of the mentor’s panel and make a mark with their acting mantras.
The show will air every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 starting 30th June on ZEE TV.