Zee Classic brings back 'Classic Legends'

Zee Classic brings back 'Classic Legends'

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MUMBAI: Hindi movie channel Zee Classic is launching the second season of ?Classic Legends? on 18 November.

Presented by Venetian Macao, the show will air every Sunday at 7.30 pm over a period of 13 weeks.

Introducing lyricist Javed Akhtar again as an anchor, ?Classic Legends? will showcase biographies of 12 more legends from Hindi cinema.

According to the channel, each episode will regale viewers with novel insights and exciting anecdotes about each of these stalwarts.

?The Venetian Macao presents Classic Legends Season 2? will pay a tribute this season to two veteran actors Dilip Kumar and Pran.

Other luminaries Zee Classic will pay homage to include Meena Kumari, Dev Anand, Chetan Anand, Nasir Hussain, Hrishikesh Mukherji, Sunil Dutt, Mohd. Rafi, Shailendra, Anand Bakshi and S. D. Burman.

Drawing from his personal and professional experience in the industry, Akhtar will take viewers on a journey of these legends? lives and their body of work.

Akhtar said, "?Classic Legends? goes one step further and gets the audience up close and personal with the great men and women who have sculpted the personality of Indian cinema over the years. I believe familiarizing oneself with the lives and careers of film prodigies holds immense learning for any true lover of cinema. So it is a pleasure to associate yet again with such a well-meaning concept."

Zee Cinema PAC business head Mohan Gopinath said, "We?re glad that ?Classic Legends?, as a show, was received extremely well by the audience last year. All through the first season, we were inundated with innumerable requests and recommendations from all over to pay homage to many more stalwarts. We couldn?t cover many of them in the first season. Naturally, we felt the need to bring back a second season of the show and feature some of the luminaries requested by our viewers."

The first season of ?Classic Legends? had featured Raj Kapoor, R D Burman, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Kishore Kumar, Nargis, Bimal Roy, Vijay Anand, Ashok Kumar, Sahir Ludhiyanvi, Mehboob Khan, Madhubala, Guru Dutt and Shammi Kapoor.

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