Who will anchor NDTV Imagine's Rakhi Ka Swayamvar is the million dollar question now!!
Telly Buzz has exclusively learned through high level sources that Roshni Chopra may have been penciled in. When we called the actress, she confirmed that she has been approached. "We are in talking stages, but nothing has been finalized yet". Before this show, Roshni had also anchored Chak De Bachche and its incomplete second season on 9X.
On the rumors flying around that whether Rakhi Sawant will really get married at the end of the show, Roshni said "This was the very first question even I had raised with the channel heads, but they assured me that the item girl really wants to get married".
Besides Roshni, another name that is doing the rounds to host the show is of Sambhavna Seth, Rakhi's arc Big Boss house rival. But the Dancing Queen winner's mentor denies that she has been approached till now, but also adds that if they do propose, she does not mind doing it. "I have nothing against Rakhi and it's a great concept", says Sambhavna. However, she also raised the above public fear that Rakhi might turn turtle at the last minute, and if she does so, it will put a question mark on the credibility of reality shows, which anyway is not high".
Shailja Kejriwal, EVP Content, NDTV Imagine and Fazila Allana SOL (Producer of the show) refused to comment on the above names saying, "A number of people are in consideration, but nothing has been finalized".
Rakhi on her part said that Sambhavna can't be her wedding show anchor and if that happens, she will stage a walk out.. Lastly, it is heard that the shoot for Rakhi's unique Swayamvar on Television will be shot at Udaipur.
Well, wonder how tables will turn before the show gets launched.. Fingers crossed!!
Reporter and Author: Anil Merani