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Zoom attempts comedy with Santa & Banta Unlimited; to air 10 July

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MUMBAI: The original Indian rap king Baba Saigal and popular RJ Siddharth Kannan team up to entertain viewers with Zoom's first comic bonanza, Santa & Banta Unlimited. This new show aims to redefine 'time pass viewing', with it's two hosts Siddharth Kannan aka Santa and Baba Saigal aka Banta.

The one thing that the duo is confident about is that they just come on sets to have a whole load of fun to create a zara hatke comical show that will deliver everything from topical news, lifestyle issues, film reviews, TV gags of other shows, parties, call ins for "love" problems and other Gyaan, in true Santa Banta style, which is a comical rhapsody, witty repartees and award winning one liners.

Joking about his rapport with Baba, Kannan remarks with his trademark tongue-in-cheek twist, "We are like a husband and wife team. But we haven't figured who is the husband and who is the wife. We are two contrasting people with a zest for life. As people in Mumbai would say, we are truly bindaas."

"Anchoring is a part of me. It has a different kick, different popularity and a different feedback," says Baba about his experience. "I have known Siddharth since the past 12 years. We've developed a great chemistry and that will be evident on-screen."

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