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Kasthuri to air grand finale of ‘Chinnadha Bete’ on 21 November

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BENGALURU:  8 pm, Friday, 21 November will be a day when it will rain gold on the participants at grand finale of the flagship show of Kasthuri TV – Chinnadha Bete (Gold Hunting). During the three hours, winners from a bevy of celebrities, film stars, television artistes and the general public who made it to the finals of each week as well as four people selected by the lucky draw will vie for 100 grams of gold or settle for second best with 50 grams of the noble metal.

Kasthuri TV has done well to rope in Sudarshan Jewellers as title sponsors and big brands as programme sponsors. These include Lake, TVS, Castro, Pantene, Dettol, Santoor, besides a host of advertisers for the show, reveal sources at the channel.

Chinnadha Bete, a home grown production, has been the top performing show in Kasthuri TV’s kitty and has managed to reach respectable ratings in the Kannada GEC space that has had big games shows like the Kannada editions of KBC and Bigg Boss on air.

Chinnadha Bete is a game show for female participants with a difference. It runs Monday to Friday every week for 90 minutes during primetime. Each week different tasks or contests as well as the luck of the draw help select the winner. In all, this season will clock 65 episodes including the grand finale to be aired this Friday.

Some of the tasks and contests include Joker Game, Pool Board Game, Fish Tank Game, Ragi and Golden Coins Game, Caterpillar Game, Boxing Ring Game, Gym Ball Game and so on.

On Monday, film stars compete for the small finale that is held on Friday. On Tuesday, it is the turn of television artistes from the Kannada GEC space. Wednesday is the turn of the public that are selected through auditions and Thursday, it is celebrities that take part. Winners of the daily episodes compete with each other on Friday and the weekly winner goes onto participate in the grand finale or the fourth month.

Among the film artistes and celebrities that have taken part in Chinnadha Bete include crooner Supriya Lohith, news anchors  Prathima Bhat and Navitha Jain – news anchor, RJ Nethra , Soumya  -a model, female actors Deepika , Ramya Barna, Tejaswini, Sindhu Loknath, Poornima, Sanathani, Rekha Das, Apoorva, Jeevika, Neha Patil, Roopashri, Mytreya and Karunya.

TV artistes from other channels that have participated in the game show this season include Yamuna, Nagashree, Kavitha Kambhar, Aruna Balraj, Nandini Vallish, Jayashri, Padmakala, Meghashri, Shwetha Rao and Shobha Shetty among others.

The channel sponsor has been rewarding participants quite well too-winners from Monday to Thursday episodes are given 2 grams of gold, the weekly winners 4 grams, and winners who compete in the mega finals will be given 5 grams of gold, besides the 100 grams of gold for the finale winner and the 50 grams of gold for the runner-up.

Among the weekly celebrity winners for the first season are female lead actors Neha Patil, Roopashri, and Shruthi a public contestant selected through auditions.

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