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Hungama 'Captain Hunt' heats up

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MUMBAI: Who thought our kids are so eager to run a TV channel? Hungama, UTV's much awaited kids' channel has received 100,000 plus entries from kids across India.



UTV had made an open invitation to the Indian kids, to create their own television channel through participation in the Hungama TV Captains Hunt! The big hunt is on to select TV captains, 20 of India's brightest kids, who will eventually run the channel.



Hungama TV COO Purnendu Bose said, "We are pleasantly surprised that we have more than a lakh kids wanting to run our channel, we wish we would accommodate all of them. The response for the hunt only goes to show how the kids have been wanting to run their own channel, after all Hungama TV is for the Indian Kids, by the Indian Kids."



The hunt was kicked off on 28 June and till 27 July, had received an overwhelming response of 1,05,571 entries across 25 cities making the hunt the largest in terms of numbers of entries received for any talent hunt in India, informed an official release.



Mumbai leads the pack with a total of 25,825 entries followed quite closely by Delhi with 24,550. Pune 12,546, Ahmedabad 8,215, Bangalore 7,800 are the other high response cities. Entries have also been flowing in from other cities like Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Allahabad, Indore etc. through mail. The city level auditions in Mumbai, Bangalore will be held on Saturday, 31 July followed by Indore, Pune, Ahmedabad on Sunday, 1 August. The second leg of the auditions will be held on Saturday 7 August in Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata and concluding on Sunday 8 August in Jaipur and Ludhiana, added the release.

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