ZEE KANNADA’S DOUBLE TREAT FOR TV VIEWERS DURING WEEKENDS
Raghavendra Hunsur, business head of Zee Kannada told journalists that the channel has taken the responsibility of entertaining television viewers for two-and-a-half hours in the weekend evenings.
He said Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa Season 10 has seen unprecedented success with the finale getting over well past 1 am in Bengaluru with the crowd enjoying every moment of the show. Raghavendra said the season 11 will have contestants competing against one another in age group band of 18 years to 70 years, same panel of judges and the same host Anushri continuing to entertain the viewers. For season 11, auditions were held in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hubballi, Shivamogga, Davanagere and Udupi, Raghavendra said.
Singer and judge Rajesh Krishnan said the finale was a huge success with people watching the episode repeatedly in television and also selectively watching the show on the Internet. Music composer Arjun Janya who was another judge said the response was overwhelming and that he enjoyed himself on the show. Singer and the third judge Vijay Prakash said the show connected well with the audiences.
The channel’s business head said it was once again a challenge to put together the reality show Weekend with Ramesh. Raghavendra said Ambarish, Prem and Rakshita, Rangayana Raghu will be among the guests who will be featured in the show. However, he said it is not known and it is undecided as to who will be the guest in the opening episode.
Host Ramesh Aravind said the first season’s success was possible because viewers saw the achievers on the show as commoners who walked the different path to glory and success. He said the programme is for everyone who thinks that there is no U turn in life. Ramesh said it is possible for anyone to achieve whatever he or she wants if the person decides to achieve it.
Ramesh thanked Raghavendra’s research team for the success of the season 1 and the celebrities who participated in the show. Ramesh Aravind said after hosting the show he learnt that to achieve success it is necessary to be at peace with oneself and in the family.
Journalists were presented mementos to celebrate the success of Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa and to thank all of them for their support to the show and the channel.