'Saawariya', 'Om Shanti Om' rivalry spills over to TV

Saawariya's Sanjay Leela Bansali hits Star's Voice Of India to promote his movie, while the Om Shanti Om's Farah Khan teams up with SRGMP as this week's celebrity judge. Read on as these two directors fight to promote their upcomming releases

Published: Thursday,Sep 27, 2007 13:54 PM GMT-06:00
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The festive season plus the importance of two super-biggies being released the same Friday is the reason why the competition between 'Saawariya' and 'Om Shanti Om' is so hot.

Television is also being caught up in the impending war of the Bollywood biggies. On Sep 29, while the 'Saawariya' team will be seen on STAR's 'Voice Of India', the 'Om Shanti Om' team will appear at the same time on Zee's 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa', thereby putting the average couch potato in a state of anxiety.

'Voice Of India's' producer-director Gajendra Singh said: 'Having Sanjay Bhansali and the two 'Saawariya' debutants on our show was such a delight. Sanjayji is a complete music person.

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He handpicked all the songs from the great Raj Kapoor epics on his own and when one of the contestants Abhas excelled in singing the title song from 'Satyam Shivum Sunderam', he spontaneously came forward to greet the contestant. It was a very emotional evening for all of us. Though this is the first time Ranbir and Sonam were recording for any show they were so confident.'

The 'Om Shanti Om' special to be telecast simultaneously on Zee features Shreyas Talpade, Deepika Padukone and director Farah Khan. Shah Rukh Khan couldn't appear on the show because he is apparently contract-bound with STAR.

'But he sent a list of requests for the contestants to sing. Those will be featured in the second-half of the show. During the first-half we'll have the contestants singing the 'Om Shanti Om' tracks since two of our judges Vishal and Shekhar are also the music directorrs of Farah Khan's film,' sai Payaol Patel of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'.

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mahwish91 14 years ago he (sharukh khan ) shud have attended the show its not fair that the star ppl have bounded him with their stupid contract why cant he appear on zee its not fair at all
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pinkdiamond 14 years ago It is very intersting to see both movie directors and actors on reality show. Really look forward to see sawariya.
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TrustYourSelf 14 years ago rivalry indeed!!!
thanks for sharing!!
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Bolly*_Crazed 14 years ago OMG Ranbir Kapoor turned out to be so hott,lolz. Good luck to him, and Saawariya, mann there making such a big deal out of the film, its just a newbie, Guess thats the previlage of belonging to a legendary bollywood family :)
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Mrs.SalmanKhan 14 years ago aww thats cool .. in a way =S
but gotta say.. Srk no matter how nice of a body u get u cant be Salman =]
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live_life 14 years ago nice!!! I wanna watch ranbir n sonam so bad....I dislike VOI but will still watch it online cuz of saawariya aah aah aa and ofcourse cannot miss srgmp
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pomegranate 14 years ago great can't wait to watch it. normally I hate VOI but cuz of saawariya I'm watching it. can't wait to watch srgmp too the tow shows really gonna rock this week :)
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Skylar 14 years ago Ooh, excellent! Have to tape both shows...can't wait to see it.
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Virgo_Stars 14 years ago OMG! thats amazing! I don't really watch VOI but this time i will be watching it just coz of the Saawariya team. The move has this feel abt it that makes u want to know more abt it and the people involved in it

and i am a regular SRGMP viewer but this time we be more special coz of the OSO team so looking forward to both shows :)
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Rukkii 14 years ago cool!
oh srk - was so wishing to see u!
never mind - lolz
mwah srk!!!
gud luck sawariya!
om shanti om - rules!
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