Bollywood is an industry that has always captured the fascination of the entire nation. However, along with the adulation, there is a general perception associated with Bollywood; that it is open only to industry insiders. This popular perception of the industry is further corroborated when we hear the painful stories of the plight of actors who come from outside the industry and struggle here, with a rare few like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Madhuri Dixit making it big.
STAR Plus, joins hands with the two biggest entertainers of the country, Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty, to create the ultimate opportunity for all young and talented aspirants with no connections in the film industry, opening the doors of Bollywood to everyone, through its latest offering called India’s Next Superstars. The show promises to celebrate talent and aims at quashing perceptions of nepotism to unleash the next movie icons of the country.
Multi-talented filmmaker Karan Johar will don the role of a judge, along with director Rohit Shetty. This fresh combination will take the viewers on a thrilling journey, replete with all the glitz and glamour of the gala rounds on weekends, and the grittiness and rawness of the boot camp on weekdays, capturing the making of India’s next movie icons. The winners of the competition will get the debut of their dreams – the chance to star in a Karan Johar - Rohit Shetty project; a co-production of Dharma Productions Pvt Ltd, Rohit Shetty Picturez and Fox Star Studios India Pvt Ltd ; the biggest gratification ever for a talent hunt show on television!
On his association with the show Karan Johar shared, “Most people in our country believe that Bollywood is limited only to a few privileged entities, their kin or their friends. Many talented actors and actresses leave their dream of making it big in Bollywood because of this misconception. Hence, it becomes important for people in the industry to take the onus and break this myth. Star Plus, Rohit and I are teaming up to provide a level playing field to anyone and everyone who dreams of making it big in Bollywood. This show is a call out to all talented performers in the country to come and show their sparkle.”
Sharing about his role as a Judge, Rohit Shetty says, “Through India’s Next Superstars, we will try to provide a fair and honest chance to talented individuals, who have no industry connections, to prove their mettle and defy the myths that obstruct their entry into Bollywood. I’m really looking forward to the contestants’ performances on the show.”
Accompanying the judges on this journey, will be the sweethearts of television audiences, Karan Wahi and Rithvik Dhanjani.Tune in to STAR Plus on January 13 at 8PM to watch India’s Next Superstars!
Check out some pictures of the director duo Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty at the announcemnet of the show: