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Kunika Lall in Sahara Samay management team

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MUMBAI: Seems like Sahara and glamour go hand in hand or rather hand in glove. After roping in the film stars for its entertainment channel, Sahara Samay Mumbai has appointed film actor Kunika Lall as senior producer, who will be in-charge of day to day operation at the news channel.

Film actor Lall, who has recently turned to producer with Strivers and Achievers on DD 2, will be responsible for the news content on the channel. She will be reporting to the Mumbai head Rajiv Bajaj.

Strivers and Achievers, which has been conceptualised, produced anchored by Kunika herself, celebrates the lives, struggle and achievement of people with physical/ mental/ situational handicaps. Barring, the DD show that premiered on 13 April, Lall has nil experience in the production. Apparently Sahara group's managing director Subrato Roy was convinced of her production prowess, after he caught hold of a dummy tape for an internal presentation where she was auditing.

Currently seen in Zee's late night show Kittie Party, has 18 years experience in entertainment industry. She has acted in over 95 films and 17 TV serials, besides singing for two music albums Lakhon Mein Ek and Kunika (2002 Times Music), says an official release.

Tentatively called Sahara Samay Mumbai, the Hindi news channel will have regular news bulletins, talk shows, human interest stories, style and fashion features, Bollywood news and a breakfast TV programme.

Besides the executive duties, Kunika will also be hosting a daily talk show on human-interest issues and present some news bulletins through the week. The lady however will not be hanging her acting coat as yet. Apart from her management and anchoring tasks, she will also continue to sing and act in movies albeit if the roles are good enough.

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