Sab announces acting-based reality show 'Acting Ki Funshala'

Sab announces acting-based reality show 'Acting Ki Funshala'

MUMBAI: After launching a mixture of shows and filling up most of their prime-time slots, Sab is now gearing up for a new reality show for the Friday prime-time slot.

The new show Acting Ki Funshala will start its innings from 1 February at 8 pm and will be aired once a week on Friday.

The show is an attempt to search for a pair of comic actors whose humour and wit mathes that of a professional comedian.

Conceptualised by Miditech and hosted by Anu Kapoor, the show is in the format of an acting school where 10 aspirants, selected from different parts of India, will undertake a series of hilarious tasks.

Announcing the launch, Sab business head Anooj Kapoor said, "Acting Ki Funshala will tickle the funny bone as the contestants are ordinary people without any acting experience."

For 13 weeks, the contestants will learn the nuances of comedy acting from celebrity judges and the faculty of Acting Ki Funshala. Living in the same house, contestants will be under scrutiny 24 hours through cameras.

On being queried whether the show draws on Zee‘s Cinestar Ki Khoj, Kapoor replied, "The show on Zee groomed the participants for acting and none of them were under scrutiny, whereas our show will train all amateurs for comedy specifically."

The winning pair will get to star in a movie that will telecast on Sab. The channel has roped in Vodafone as presenting partner.

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