afaqs! news bureau
Media

Star Jalsha extends 2 fiction shows to weekends; launches 2 non-fiction shows

Starting May 3, 'Ebar Jalsha Rannaghare' and 'Bhyabachaka' will air at 7 PM and 8 PM, respectively, on Sundays. 'Ishti Kutum' and 'Chokher Tara Tui' will now air seven days a week.

Star Jalsha, the Bengali entertainment channel from Star India, is launching two new non-fiction shows, 'Bhyabachaka' and 'Ebar Jalsha Rannaghare'.

Further, it is extending two of its fiction shows, 'Ishti Kutum' and 'Chokher Tara Tui', to seven days a week. They will continue to air at 6.30 PM and 7.30 PM respectively.

Star Jalsha extends 2 fiction shows to weekends; launches 2 non-fiction shows
Star Jalsha extends 2 fiction shows to weekends; launches 2 non-fiction shows
Starting May 3, 'Ebar Jalsha Rannaghare' and 'Bhyabachaka' will air at 7 PM and 8 PM, respectively, on weekends.

A Star India spokesperson says, "Our endeavour is to provide content that the whole family could enjoy on Sundays. Also, whenever we have spoken with our viewers, they have always highlighted their desire of seeing non-fiction content on our channel. To fulfil this desire, we are launching two new non-fiction shows which are unique in their content. We are also extending our two popular fiction shows 'Ishti Kutum' and 'Choker Tara Tui' to Sundays, thus staying true to our core belief of 'Chalo Paltai'."

About the shows:

'Bhyabachaka' is the Bengali version of the game show 'Distraction'. This popular game show is a Fremantle Media format that has been produced in 16 territories worldwide including US, UK, Italy, Spain, Canada and Channel V in India. Every Sunday, the game show will greet audiences with a combination of simple questions with 'hilarious' concentration-breakers. Each episode features four celebrity contestants competing in four rounds. Whether it's naming a Satyajit Ray film while riding a rotating bull or being shot at by coloured water balloons for answering incorrectly - the contestants on the show are in for a tough time. The contestant with the highest score at the end of round three plays the final round. The winner takes home hard cash, but even here there's a twist. The cash prize is divided into four different lots and put into five different pots (one of the pots stays empty). It is now up to the winner as to how much of the cash prize s/he takes home.

The second non-fiction offering is a weekly cookery show 'Ebar Jalsha Rannaghare'. It will feature a celebrity anchor with two guests on a regular basis. One of the guests will be a character from a Star Jalsha show, while another regular guest would be a 'celebrity chef' who works as a 'tadka'.