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Zee News ropes in Munish Makhija for election spoof

MUMBAI: Zee News has roped in VJ turned actor Munish Makhija to play the lead role in its election special comedy spoof Vote for Chaudhary.

Chaudhary, a character being played by Makhija will play pranks on election-related activities.

Conceived, ideated and directed by Zee News senior producer Pankaj Shukla, Vote for Chaudhary is a show that will showcase harsh realties of today's politics in a hilarious way.

Says Zee News editor Alka Saxena, "We have been looking for an ideal actor for the show as the idea was hatched long before the elections were announced in the three states. In fact we have been working on the idea since the Maharastra election and in Munish Makhija we got all the nuances that were required for the character."

The concept: Chaudhary, the famous booth capturer of Mayhem in Haryana is hell bent to teach a lesson to all those politicians who have been using his services so far but denied his share of power in politics. Chaudhary is fighting for state assembly of Haryana in the programme. He plays a spoofs the big leaders and tries to prove his point to the voters as he is the only option left for them in the current scenario.

Chaudhary runs his publicity campaign from a hide out in a cow shed located near a highway in Haryana and is aptly assisted by his close associate Mundu. As the election progresses, Chaudhary's demand keeps on increasing. He gets calls for booth capturing from Bihar and Jharkhand as well, but his focus this time is only to get a seat for himself and win the majority with 'buffalo trading'.

Vote for Chaudhary will be aired 17 January to 4 February (Monday to Friday) on different time bands starting from 7 am to 10 pm on Zee News.

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