Mega finale of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge ?Dwitiya? airs on 23 June

Mumbai, June 23, 2005: Its time to roll out the red carpet; blow the trumpets & applaud the ?best of the best!?? After weeks of laughter clubbed with high levels of anticipation, the much-awaited MEGA FINALE of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge ?Dwitiya? is here? where the 7 final contenders Khayali Saharan from Chandigarh, Rajkumar Javkar, Dr. Tushar Shah, Rajeev Nigam from Mumbai, Pratap Fauzdar from Agra, Rauf Lala & the comic duo Ali Hasan & Irfan Malik from Pakistan gear up to clash in the nationwide comic talent hunt for the coveted ?Hasi Ka Shahenshah? Title and win the Chevrolet Aveo! And hotting up the MEGA FINALE on Friday, June 23, 2006 at 10 p.m. would be the gorgeous & scintillating Bipasha Basu as the race for the title reaches its finish line!

Last week (part 1 of the finals), saw macho actor Suniel Shetty as the celebrity judge who was enthralled by the rare performances and brilliant comic antics!

The temperatures will soar & the anticipation will rise during the MEGA FINALE, as the final episode will witness the clash of the 7 Finalists (unlike season 1 which had 6 contenders) who will perform to prove their talent to garner maximum viewers? votes.

The countdown has begun? Whether it?s Dr. Tushar Shah?s subtle style of comic delivery or Rajeev Nigam?s political sattire. Not to forget Khayali?s witty gags, one-liners and punches or Rajkumar Javkar?s heroic muppet Ranchoo. The perfect laurel and hardy, Ali Hasan & Irfan Malik with their perfect chemistry hailing from across the border are worth a watch! An exciting tie in the 3rd semi-finals also saw Rauf Lala making it to the Finals with his spontaneity and comic timing. And last but not the least Pratap Fauzdar who has managed to tickle everybody?s funny bone and is one of the favourites in this competition. From 60 contestants to 13 and now 7, the race to win the coveted title ? Hasi Ka Shahenshah has just gotten tougher.

The show has been a phenomenon in itself, bringing the entire nation to a groundbreaking experience that has taken millions of Indians voting for their favourite contestants. In its second avatar this year, the show also created a grandeur platform for upcoming comedians from India and across the border who demonstrated their creativity and gained phenomenal recognition amongst the comic aficionados. The show also witnessed high celebrity quotient such as Sameera Reddy, Soha Ali Khan, Koena Mitra, Priyanka Chopra & heartthrob Hrithik Roshan amongst others as a part of the discerning panel of judges.

After 16 weeks of non-stop entertainment, laughter & tough competition, the countdown has begun! And now its time for the final verdict?as the fate of these 6 finalists will depend equally on the decision of the judges and the viewer votes. So gear up for the GRAND FINALE and vote for your favourite contestants?

Tune into STAR ONE for fun, laughter and entertainment this Friday, June 23, 2006 at 10:00 p.m. for the battle between the best!

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