Shilpa Shetty copies Aamir Khan
The media buzz is that Aamir Khan’s hugely popular television show ‘Satyamev Jayayte’, is likely to face tough competition from a similar show that will be produced and hosted by Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.
According to reports, cashing in on the popularity of Aamir’s talk-show that highlights social causes, Shilpa, along with her entrepreneur husband Raj Kundra, are set to host a show on the same lines.
The second season of ‘Satyamev Jayate’ began on March 2, following popular demand from the viewers.
The first season had highlighted the harsh realities of Indian Caste system, racism, female foeticide, child abuse and so on, the second season started off with issues regarding rape and the role of the police.
Alhough reports said Shilpa’s show was similar to Aamir’s ‘Satyamev Jayate’, a crew-member from the show denied this. While talking to a daily he said, “Although the show will throw light on social causes, this will be completely different from Aamir’s show. We will make that it has its own identity. Apart from discussing social problems, our show will honour the person who has worked for people’s betterment; we are looking at giving them gold medals/ coins. We will also promote the NGO, and both Shilpa and Raj will be donating money from their own foundation as well.”
A Mumbai daily reported that the show will be titled ‘Soney Ka Dil’ and will feature ordinary people who have gone out of their way to help others in need.
The new TV show will soon shortlist a few unsung heroes from across the country.
Raj Kundra was quoted in the media as saying, “It is our attempt to bring into the limelight individuals with truly golden hearts. We have been researching for the past six months and so far, we have found 13 people from different parts of India.”
“The production work of the show has already begun and in a dynamic way and a music video is currently shot for the show titled ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’ and has been sung by Altamash Faridi and composed by Palash Muchal,” Kundra added.
Shilpa was a contestant and the winner of ‘Celebrity Big Brother UK’. She was the first Indian celebrity included in the show.
In August 2008, the actress
began hosting the second season of television show ‘Bigg Boss’, the Indian
version of ‘Big Brother’.