As the anchor, Rahul Bose will not only explain the task to the viewers but also elaborate the rationale behind it, get reactions from the icons on the participants’ performance and be the viewer’s guide throughout the series.
Mr. Prashant Choksey, Co-Founder – Mumbai Angels, speaking on the occasion said, “Entrepreneurship is about innovation, ideas, imagination, passion and risk and, at Mumbai Angels; it is our primary objective to promote and encourage budding entrepreneurs. In promoting entrepreneurship, we are supporting innovation, and creating employment. THE PITCH is a great platform created by BloombergUTV to identify these entrepreneurs who will energies and fuel the growth of the country and we are happy to be a part of this process.”
This season of THE PITCH is presented by Samsung Electronics. The multiple features and utilities of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 will play an integral role in the participants’ lives through the show. The wireless keyboard, making presentations, even receiving the tasks, will all become significantly easier with the Tab.
“At Samsung, we are very happy to partner with ‘The Pitch’ because in many ways the qualities that this program looks for in the winner are the ones we at Samsung espouse – a strong business proposition ; innovativeness and smartness amongst others .’The Pitch’ provides a strong platform of recognition to strong business ideas and I am confident that in its second season it will get an even strong viewer response ” states Mr Ranjit Yadav , Country Head , Samsung Mobile & IT .
The Pitch has been conceptualized and produced by Big Daddy Productions, a Globosport company.
The Pitch airs on BloombergUTV at 8pm every Saturday from 5th November.
BloombergUTV, India’s premier business news channel’s business reality show THE PITCH features Mahesh Bhupati, India’s ace tennis player and entrepreneur, as the icon judge in the fourth episode. THE PITCH is anchored by noted actor, Rahul Bose.
Mahesh, Founder and Managing Director – Globosport, set a task for the seven contestants and at the end will select the best and worst performer for the episode. The best performer gets PITCHED IN i.e. wins an immunity which protects him/her from elimination in the next round and the worst performer gets PITCHED OUT i.e. eliminated from the contest.
While the immunity factor makes the competition stiffer for the contestant, it also makes the judging process difficult for the icons since they have to leave one person out from the entire judging process.
What was the task given by Mahesh Bhupati, who survived the grilling, who was PITCHED IN and who was PITCHED OUT!!!!
There is just one way to find out
by ARYEMAN RAJ
At SAB TV’s launch party, one got to watch the first episode of their new serials Chidiyaghar and RK Laxman ki Duniya with a live audience. SAB TV has always been a pioneer at launching soaps which have the common man as the protagonist with a healthy does of humour.
The entire star cast of both the serials were present. The first episode of RK Laxman ki Duniya was a touching portrayal and depiction of the problems today’s common man is facing with inflation. The treatment to the serial is a poignant ones with real life characters which have always been a forte of RK Laxman’s cartoons.
Director JD Majethia looked dappy in his hat and it was nice catching up with serial director Raman Kumar after a long time. Raman Kumar is the Script Supervisor for the show.
One looks forward to some interesting shows from SAB TV which has carved a niche with its humour based shows unlike the other channels who are still hooked on to soaps which depict revenge / deceit and crimes.
Bigg Boss contestant Shradha Sharma may put a facade of being a goody-goodie gal. But she has been quite a success at stripping her way to success. Like a bitchy TV actress who knows her well commented. “Imagine someone who has had a lived-in relationship with Raja Choudhary is definitely not a dudh ki dhuli hui. She knows how to manage herself after all she is a home-breaker.”
Aamir Khan is an emotional guy, that everyone knows. But the fact came forth recently when Aamir broke down several times during the shoot of his debut TV show tentatively titled ” Mera Bharata Mahaan”.
The shooting for the first episode of his maiden TV chat show was going on which according to a source from the channel tells us, “The shooting of the first episode was quite an emotional affair. Aamir Khan broke down quite a few times during the shoot and had to take breaks to regain his composure. A lot of people in the audience too broke down several times. Aamir’s wife Kiran Rao was there by her husband’s side throughout.”
The source further adds, “Aamir had not met the people beforehand because he wanted to retain spontaneity in the show so his reactions were very natural. The whole atmosphere on the sets was emotional and sombre. The team of the show had been working on the idea for over a year and it all happened very quietly.”
Tentatively titled Mera Bharat Mahaan, the show is expected to be on the lines of Oprah Winfrey’s talk Show.
Just when we thought that the Pakistani starlet Veena Malik had pulled off quite a ‘costing’ coup by wangling Rs 3 crore for her appearance on the reality TV show based on the epic Indian tradition of Swayamvar, we heard that the lady has been offered an extra Rs 1.5 crore.
However, the extra monies will only be sanctioned if Malik agrees to tie the knot to one of the many suitors on the show itself.
A source informed Mumbai Mirror, “The television channel has drawn up two contracts for Veena. If she walks off without an actual marriage with one of the prospective grooms from the show, she will get only Rs 3 crore.
This was the initial sum that had been agreed upon. However, if she actually marries the man she chooses on televisiobn, she will get a total of Rs 4.5 crore.”
While Veena Malik said she was not allowed to speak about the Rs 4.5 crore contract, Harsh Rastogi the Content Head said, “The amount is certainly not that much.”
Pooja Missra, once again, makes life interesting for the inmates of the Bigg Boss household. A night before, she’s locked in the bathroom for almost three hours. This along with her ghastly reaction when asked, stuns the entire house. This leads to the house believing that she’s possessed.
In spite of her attempts to explain her behaviour to Amar, she gets no sympathy from him. Siddharth steps up and tries to reason with her but fails, so he tells her out of frustration that he will make sure that nobody in the house talks to her.
The contestants also see her violent streak when she slams the door on Siddharth’s face while he tries to pacify her. Siddharth loses his temper and the two get into a very nasty fight and he almost kicks her. The housemates intervene and with great difficulty try to calm down a furious Siddharth.
Tannaz Irani threw a surprise birthday bash for her hubby Bakhtiyar Irani who got back from Dubai after two month. Bakhtiyar has opened a dance school in Dubai.
Loads of TV stars who are close friends of Bakhtiyar ganged up to make his birthday memorable.
BY ARYEMAN RAJ
While this season comes to an end in a couple of days, Sony Entertainment Television is all set for their new show Dekha Ek Khwaab . Quite effectively, it is a graduation of the KBC catch-line which entralled millions of viewers all over the world. Life is all about fulfilling your dreams and the new show is an extension in the fiction format.
Fiction shows such as Bade Ache Lagte Hai, Saas Bina Sasural and the recently launched Kuch Toh Log Kahenge have gained immense popularity and are growing from strength to strength. Dekha Ek Khwaab will only lock Sony’s leadership position in the top.
Commenting on the launch and the future strategic plans for Sony, N.P Singh, COO, MSM, said “This year has been a splendid year for Sony Entertainment Television as we stand at a clear No 2 position over the last ten weeks, with KBC changing lives of people and Bade Acche Laggte Hai and Kuch to Log Kahenge being household names, we are confident Dekha Ek Khwaab will consolidate our position at No 2 and add to the power and punch that Sony is bringing to its audiences and continue to delight audiences on a daily basis.”
Added Ms Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head, SET, ‘As I have mentioned in the past ‘Fiction will be our main growth driver.’ At SET it is our constant endeavor to offer variety and novelty to our audiences by focusing on relatable themes, identifiable characters and solid storytelling. Swift on the heels of the triumphant run of KBC, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Saas Bina Sasuraal and recently launched Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Dekha Ek Khwaab is the next BIG show from Sony Entertainment Television which will further strengthen our fiction line up. I am confident that Dekha Ek Khwaab will be appreciated and add to the growing audience base especially female audience for Sony’s fiction shows.”
With effective brand strategies in place for the future, Sony Television is definitely one channel that’s geared up to beat the TRP’s with their rivals and competitors with soul-stirring content.