Zee’s SaReGaMaPa will now face a format change in Challenge 2009. The show which usually believed in following the Chakravyuh pattern will now have a different pattern for elimination. Last week, three contestants, Tarun, Faraz and Shayon, who received the Sanjivani bhooti had to wait for the results as the mentors couldn’t decide whom to be awarded the Sanjivani bhooti and brought back in the contest. This week will see all the three contestants racing up with other contestants as the mentors decide to get them back in the contest. But there is a twist in the tale.
Regarding the next week’s elimination, Shankar said, “Two contestants get eliminated from each group on that particular day. So, basically we will have four contestants getting eliminated per week and the elimination will be decided by the Mahaguru”. This process of elimination will follow up for 2 weeks by which we will get our top 12 contestants. Two more contestants will enter the contest via Brahmastra after which we will have the Agnipariksha round with top 14”.
On asking if the format change was required, Shankar quipped, “It was more required for the mentors and audience to connect with the contestants. Till now the format was such that mentors and audience got to listen to a particular contestant only after 2 weeks. We listened to a contestant in the first chakravyuh round and later we got to listen to the same contestant only in the next chakravyuh round. So, basically the connection is lost and it was necessary that we get to hear them all together, so the final decision could be taken”. So, what about other contestants who have been eliminated so far? “They are not going to come back as of now. But yes, they do have a chance of getting back via Brahmastra round”, quips Shankar.
Wonder who the lucky contestants will be, to get thro’ to the Agnipariksha Round!! To know all this and more, keep watching SaReGaMaPa on Friday and Saturday at 10 PM only on Zee TV.
Reporter and Author: Anuradha