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Gaana Shows & Podcasts Original ‘Ummeed With Zakir Khan’ Shares Quirky Insights on Hope, Success & Self Care

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MUMBAI: India's No. 1 music streaming app, Gaana has launched its third Shows & Podcasts Original, ‘Ummeed With Zakir Khan’. Hosted by one of the brightest comedians in the country, the show has Zakir take on a new avatar for the first time to share quirky yet insightful anecdotes from his journey that led him to be the man he is today.

The 12 episodic series with new episodes releasing every Tuesday & Thursday, remains true to its name- ‘Ummeed’, being based on the central philosophy of the audacity of hope. The show goes beyond pure entertainment to try and inspire its listeners to believe in themselves a little more, giving them the hope to fight for a second longer. The show’s tagline “Sochoge Nahi toh Hoga Bhi nahi” aptly reflects this spirit. The show is Presented by HDFC Life Insurance & it features celebrity guests like Gopal Dutt, Hussain Dalal, Kumar Gaurav and popular comedians Tanmay Bhat and Nishant Tanwar.

Speaking at the series launch, Gaana CEO Prashan Agarwal said, “Zakir’s hard-to-resist rustic humor, compelling acts and relatable anecdotes has the charm to strike a chord with people from every section of Indian society. One of the few comics to consistently sell out venues across the country, Zakir’s story is nothing short of extraordinary. We are humbled to have such a pioneer of storytelling in Indian comedy as a Gaana Podcast Original host, and are confident that his take on life, struggle and the ensuing success will have hundreds of millions of Gaana users nodding and smiling.”

Gaana Shows &  Podcasts Original 'Ummeed With Zakir Khan’ host, Zakir Khan said, “Hope is the tiny light that helps us sail through the darkness of our turbulent lives. It's one of the most powerful emotions we feel, and it's been my rock in times of uncertainty and helped me bounce back from life’s strains. As the world seems more divided, realising the value of hope & positive action is more important than ever before. I have been an ardent listener of Gaana, and am happy to partner with these great people to share positivity & optimism from the stories related to my life.``

Commissioned by Gaana, produced by the hosts & syndicated from networks, Gaana Shows & Podcasts span 21 categories like Comedy, Bollywood, Devotional, News, Kids, Motivational, Astrology, Business, Lifestyle &. Culture and Self Help among others. The platform currently hosts over 4000 diverse shows & podcasts in multiple languages including ‘Cyrus Says’, ‘The Bhagavad Gita’, ‘Stories of Akbar Birabal’, ‘Kadhai Podcast's Ponniyin Selvan’ and ‘Paisa Vaisa’ among others. These are a part of Gaana’s overarching vision to host the country’s widest and most diverse range of original audio content by the end of FY 2021.

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