Television

Smriti 'Tulsi' Malhotra to host talk show on Sab TV

MUMBAI: SAB TV is definitely on a revamp mode. The channel which has humour as its USP, is now gearing for some serious stuff as well.



Starting next month, the channel will commence shooting for its new show -Kuch Diiil Se. Slated to be essentially a woman- centric interactive show, it will be hosted by Smriti Malhotra of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi fame . The show will also have a panel of distinguished guests and a live audience.



The show aspires to generate public opinion on issues, especially those related to women. In a bid to make the show interactive and reach out to viewers, the channel has set up call- centres in all major cities. People can call up at the numbers (displayed during promos currently on-air ) and give their suggestions, discuss problems or even suggest topics for the show.



The show is most likely to find a place in the 10:30 pm current affairs band, which was incidentally given a facelift in January. Some of the programmes on this band are - Kuch Khaas Baatein by Swati Chaturvedi and Meeting of Minds by Vir Sanghvi,Line of Fire and Court Martial with Karan Thapar and Khulla Manch with Manoj Raghuvanshi. The company officials however declined to comment.



"The main objective of the show is to voice people's opinion and extend help and support to those who seek it," informs show host Smriti Malhotra.



"An interesting topic suggested by one of the callers which seemed quite relevant was- Are girls being allowed to wear mini skirts,a sign of liberation that everyone keeps talking about ?," adds Malhotra, citing an example of the issues that would be tackled in the show. Other problems that would be delved into include difficulties faced by unwed mothers, sexual harassment at work and desire for a male child, to name a few.



"I suppose I was chosen to host this show because of my mass appeal . Moreover the channel needed someone who would be non- judgmental and would be taken seriously by the viewers," says Smriti Malhotra.



Though the show is scheduled to go on-air only in June, Smriti Malhotra seems quite excited about the new project, " I am looking forward to hosting this show because it will allow me to do something new , something different. I have finally got an opportunity to put my popularity into use and give something back to society."

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/25/ipl800x800.jpg?itok=avJ0Q0ML
BCCI’s cricket media rights bonanza

MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has forecast that it is going to take home a whopping 60 per cent plus more media rights income from cricket in the financial year 2016-2017. The figure it has kept in its sights is Rs 1036.80 crore. In 2015-16, it had budgeted a figure of Rs...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/24/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=uUuTMLCE
Uri reaction: Zee considers dropping Pak shows from Zindagi

It makes sense, nationalism-wise. But, does it make sense, business-wise? An unexpected yet ideal tweet by media baron Subhash Chandra has catalysed a hot debate whether film actors from a hostile country should be allowed to earn millions working in the Indian film industry. His tweet follows in...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/24/non-%20tv.jpg?itok=UVXFUvEj
Non-news temporary uplinking approvals in 15 days

NEW DELHI: Applications from all non-news (general entertainment) television companies for temporary uplinking permission from the Government should be made at least 15 days prior to the scheduled events.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/23/Untitled-1_33.jpg?itok=XD1Juft_
DD allocates Rs 4.5 lakh for handloom programmes

Six kendras of Doordarshan will receive a total amount of Rs 4.5 lakh for telecast of programmes relating to National Handloom Day celebrated by the Textiles Ministry last month. The decision to reimburse the six stations for varying amounts was taken yesterday (22 September 2016).

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/22/Untitled-1_38.jpg?itok=ZbBkHH8h
Star Gold to air Dishoom on 25 Sept

Star Gold announces the World Television Premiere of one of the biggest hits of the year - Dishoom starring Varun Dhawan, John Abraham, and Jacqueline Fernandes, directed by Rohit Dhawan.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/22/Untitled-1_37.jpg?itok=BPSmaShG
DD media partner of Ziro Festival

Doordarshan is the media partner of the Ziro Festival of Music (ZFM) commencing today at the remote Ziro valley of Arunachal Pradesh.

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/22/BARC_1.jpg?itok=tIWSy6so
Comedy Central, Movies Now, Discovery, Living Foodz ruled in BARC week 37

The English entertainment genre was dominated by Comedy Central whereas Movie Now retained the top position in the English movies’ genre. According to the week 37 ratings data of Broadcast Audience Research Data (BARC) India, Discovery Channel continued to rule the infotainment space. Living Foodz...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/22/Untitled-1_35.jpg?itok=LvV7yatt
Venkatramani new NBA president

ABP News Network CEO Ashok Venkatramani has been elected as the new president of News Broadcasters Association (NBA). Venkatramani was earlier the vice president and director on the board of NBA India.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/22/BARC_0.jpg?itok=tlEVnlIO
Sony TV garners positive rating; Colors replaces Zee TV in U+R market

Unlike other weeks, week 37 witnessed developments in terms of ratings and position. Though Star Plus continued to dominate the Hindi GEC (U+R) market but Colors this week replaced Zee TV at number two. On the other hand, Sony Entertainment Television saw a rise in ratings in Urban HSM market and...

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories