MUMBAI: Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey captures her experience
in India in a two-part show, 'Oprahs Next Chapter',
that will simulcast on Discovery Channel, TLC and Discovery
Channel Tamil from 20-21 July at 8 pm.
Oprahs Next Chapter, she discloses her emotional link
that she could feel for the people and culture during her
visit to first India this year.
South Asia senior VP, GM Rahul Johri said, Discovery
Channel takes viewers to rediscover India with one of the
most iconic television personalities in the world. Oprah has
connected with audience through her chat shows and in Oprahs
Next Chapter, she transitions to a new phase in her life.
Audience will see her embrace Indian culture through in-depth
conversations with people from different walks of life.
arrival in Mumbai, Oprah accompanies Australian author Gregory
David Roberts of bestselling novel Shantaram to make a trip
to the slums and to meet a family of five members living on
a meagre salary. She is moved by the aspirations of the family
which lives, eats, cooks and sleeps in a 10-foot-by-10-foot
also gets enthused by the close-knit Indian families when
she is invited to visit an upper-middle-class family which
has four generations living happily under one roof. She also
dines her first traditional Indian meal in a thali.
is invited to a party hosted by industrialist Parmeshwar and
Adi Godrej and is pleasantly surprised by the grandeur of
the night which has celebrated guests from Mumbais glitterati
and Bollywood including A.R. Rahman, Priyanka Chopra, Anil
Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and others. On
her way to the party, Oprah halts to meet leading Bollywood
actress Aishwarya Rai and the Bachchan family. She also reveals
her favourite fit as she is draped in a traditional saree
designed by leading designer Tarun Tahiliani.
the second episode, Opray travels to Taj Mahal in Agra to
see the epitome of love. Her next destination is Jaipur, where
she is mesmerised by the land of extremes to see camels wandering
along other vehicles on its metropolitan city streets. She
sits down with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra for a thought-provoking
conversation on spirituality, karma, aging and meditation.
is invited to the Palace walls of Jaipur where the Royal Family
gives her a traditional Indian regal welcome. She travels
to Vrindavan and goes inside a shelter run by Dr. V. Mohini
Giri's Guild for Service, which provides safe haven, job training
and dignity to more than 100 displaced women.
gets inspired by the spirituality and harmony and draws her
views on the paradox realities.
is after 25 years of her stint with television and having
interviewed over 28,000 guests that Oprah has stepped out
of the studio to have conversation with newsmakers, celebrities
and ordinary people.
said, "After 25 years I got myself out of the studio
moved into the next chapter, and I am having more fun than
ever - moving around the country and the world talking to
people I'm really interested in getting to know and I think
viewers will be, too. It is so energising to be out and about
in the world exploring new people, new places and new ideas."
Discovery will air a four part special on the Olympic Games
every Sunday at 7 pm from 8 July. This will show the amount
of preparation that London has done to get ready for the sporting
spectacle in terms of things like logistics, engineering and
preparing various facilities.