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National Geographic’s new show to tell success stories of India’s icons

Virat Kohli and Kamal Haasan will be the two personalities to kick off the series.

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MUMBAI: National Geographic will be coming up with a unique show called Mega Icons which will see the success stories of inspiring personalities of India from different platforms. To start off the show, Virat Kohli and Kamal Hasaan have been selected from two of the biggest obsessions of the country  - cricket and movies. 

The series will be premiered this September. Each episode of this new series would be a journey into the life of an iconic personality, with help of not only intimate interviews of the icons and their families but also through scientific research and analysis by experts.

National Geographic and Fox Networks Group head productions Shruti Takulia said, “For Mega Icons, I could talk about the cinematic brilliance of the dramatic recreations we have shot. Or the intimate stories that come out through the interviews with India’s biggest icons and their closest ones. However, what is really important about the show, is the unique lens we have used to analyse the lives of these icons using science to decipher if such inspirational personalities are born or made great.”

“This unique format is what we believe will appeal to the National Geographic’s loyal viewer. A discerning viewer, who is fueled by curiosity, and wants to deepen his understanding about the science and reason behind everything,” she added.

The upcoming series is all about brand’s latest endeavour to marry exclusive access with spectacular storytelling. Mega Icons will showcase the milestone events and incidents in the life of these people. Events and incidents which might have had an incredible impact to set their lives onto a path of greatness. These incidents will be brought to life through powerful storytelling using cinematic recreations, along with intimate interviews with the icons and the ones closest to them.

The unique format would be hosted by an acclaimed personality who along with the panel of experts will scratch beneath the surface to magnify the unseen in an icon’s life in a never-seen-before format. The brand will announce the second set of Icons along with the show host and panel of experts later this month.

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