NEW REALITY SHOW ‘STARS OF KARNATAKA’ ON KASTHURI TV
Madan Patel, who is the brain behind the new show, told reporters on Saturday that contestants were chosen after holding auditions in all the 30 districts of Karnataka. He said five contestants from each district were selected for the reality show.
He said the reality show will allow contestants to exhibit their talent in not just one discipline. While there are participants taking part in singing and dance there is room for other art disciplines as well, Patel said.
The contestants will now enter the third round in the show which is the studio round. Each contestant will be mentored before they enter the semi-final and final rounds, he said.
The semi-final round will be held in Vijayapura and Uttara Karnataka and the programme will use regional style of anchoring in Mangaluru and Uttara Karnataka dialects, he said.
Madan Patel said a sum of Rs 1 crore was being spent on the show. Stars of Karnataka will be on air on Saturdays and Sundays for 26 episodes which will be hosted by Sushma Raj and Shashi Deshpande. The judges for the show are Mayur Patel and Archana Ravi. Celebrities from the cinema industry will also be judging the show in the competition every week, he said.