INX Media’s 9X has announced that Bhojpuri film actor-cum-singer Manoj Tiwari will be co-hosting Chak De Bachche, a children’s talent-hunt show, soon to be aired on the general entertainment channel. The actor asserts that the show will be an eye-opener for those protesting against a certain section working in a particular region (Maharashtra).
INX Media founder-CEO Indrani Mukerjea said, “Chak De Bachche will showcase young talent from across the country. This bi-weekly show, conceived and directed by Gajendrra Siingh, will air on the weekend, and will put the spotlight on the best talent among the 8-to-14 age group.”
Tiwari explains that Chak De Bachche aims to discover talent in small towns across the country. “There will be no distinction between Marathi, Tamil or Punjabi children,” he insists.
Previously, Tiwari had appeared as one of the celebrity guests on Gajendrra Singh’s Chhotey Ustaad. It was then that Singh approached him to host Chak De Bachche.
“Since I am a small town guy, the concept appealed to me,” says the Bhojpuri superstar.
So far, musical talent hunts have concentrated on finding the best singer. Chak De Bachche, however will test the young ones on their singing and dancing prowess.
Tiwari’s co-host is Roshni Chopra, she says “The show is unlike all the others on the bandwagon. Chak De Bachche will be a blend of singing and dancing. It will be a trip down memory lane for me, taking me back to my childhood days, and I am looking forward to it.”