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Aman, Sonali to switch shows in anniversary episodes on Star Plus

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MUMBAI: It's a unique way to celebrate a first anniversary. But trust Star Plus to take the innovative route even when it comes to something as simple as two of its shows completing one year of telecast.

The fact that both Khullja Sim Sim and Kya Masti Kya Dhuum will turn one during the extended 'Independence weekend' has probably also prompted the channel into getting the respective anchors to switch roles for the anniversary edition. At 8 pm on KMKD, host Aman Verma will take the place of Sonali Bendre. The lady on the other hand, will take Verma's post as anchor of the game show at 9 pm.

Kya Masti Kya Dhuum has had, till date, over 250 children participating with 65 celebrities - Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Fardeen Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Salman Khan, Esha Deol among them. Khullja Sim Sim has had 500 participants for prizes worth over Rs 60 million, of which Rs 25 million worth of prizes have been disbursed over 52 episodes (including Rs 1 million worth of cars).

The anniversary episode will have Verma hosting the musical talent show Kya Masti Kya Dhuum, with Sonali coming in as the guest. While Aman charms his way into the show, Sonali keeps lighting up the stage with her valuable suggestions to the new host, Aman, says the channel. In Khullja Sim Sim, Sonali anchors in Aman's place. Both episodes have lots of gifts, cash and a jackpot prize worth over Rs 3,00,000.

According to Verma, "I've never done theatre before, but the very first schedule of Khullja Sim Sim itself helped me learn to control my voice. I've learnt a lot from Khullja Sim Sim - dealing with live audiences, which is about 400-odd people. This has instilled confidence in me. The popularity I got for Khullja Sim Sim, helped several other shows to come my way. Life has taken a turnaround."

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