Jodee Kamaal Ki

India-Forums

   
Jodee Kamaal Ki
Jodee Kamaal Ki

Celebrity Anchors Call the Shots

currentchaos Goldie
currentchaos
currentchaos

Joined: 04 August 2005
Posts: 1668

Posted: 11 March 2006 at 1:42pm | IP Logged

   Sunday, March 12, 2006

 
By L. Chougule

W hat do Mandira Bedi, Rakshanda Khan and Aman Verma have in common? They are actors who have made it big as anchors of reality shows. They have had their fair share of success as actors, but it is as anchors that this trio is tasting celebrity. If acting made them television stars, anchoring has made them star hosts. There are as many anchors as there are anchor-based shows, but currently it is Mandira, Rakshanda and Aman who are hogging the limelight in their high profile and well-promoted shows – Deal Ya No Deal, Jodee Kamaal Ki and Indian Idol respectively.
Television actors are often known and remembered by names of the characters they play. But anchors are known by their real names.  Says Aman, "With TV it's a case of 'out of sight, out of mind'.

 The real test of popularity is when people remember you by your name and not that of the character you play. Anchoring allows you to connect with viewers with your real name and personality. The way you present and conduct yourself, talk, your sense of humour, confidence, poise…everything is the real you."

Aman, who rates himself as a better actor than an anchor, says he has never felt comfortable being known by the name of the character he plays. "I was known as Anupam Kapadia of Kyonki…, but Khullja Sim Sim made viewers forget Anupam Kapadia. My decision to step into hosting was deliberate. It made a huge difference to my career."

Ditto for Mandira who connected with viewers through various character names of her serials like Shanti and Aurat till cricket and Extraa Innings changed it all. "It gave me a platform to explore anchoring, which was considered to be man's territory," smiles Mandira. After the initial hiccups, she carried herself confidently in the company of senior cricketers. "I know I am   not an expert, nor am I a commentator. I was not there to analyse the game. I represented the lay viewer, especially women. My job was to retain their interest by bringing the discussion/analysis to the level of lay viewers."

Mandira, who replaced Madhavan in Deal Ya No Deal, has added energy, excitement and drama to a show. "Mandira has added glamour, seductiveness and fun," says Anupama Mandoloi, Sony's vice-president, on-air programming, "We are besieged by phone calls from people wanting to participate in the show. The awareness level has increased, and the show is beginning to pick up. Mandira has made a lot of difference to the show."

In acting, character overshadows the person and the director is the one who calls the shots. "But in anchoring the person controls the proceedings," says Rakshanda Khan who is hosting Jodee Kamaal Ki, a celebrity game show based on the theme of love, companionship and understanding as well as Indian Idol Takatak. "When I am anchoring there's more of Rakshanda and it's more real because I get to project myself. In acting I project and become someone else. The feelings, emotions, gestures and manners are those of the character," says the immaculate and inimitable host who not long played Mallika in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin.

However, it can be said too that anchoring has affected their acting careers. Mandira notes sadly that acting offers have almost dried up. Rakshanda is currently playing a sweet and obedient wife in Kyonki…and Aman has picked up a cameo in Ek Ladki Anjani Si and will be soon seen in Viraasat on Star Plus.

Imzi IF-Sizzlerz
Imzi
Imzi

Joined: 01 November 2005
Posts: 11271

Posted: 11 March 2006 at 3:09pm | IP Logged
Thanks for sharing!
sanjana22sanju Goldie
sanjana22sanju
sanjana22sanju

Joined: 11 February 2006
Posts: 1356

Posted: 11 March 2006 at 3:14pm | IP Logged
Thanks for sharing........ Big smile
currentchaos Goldie
currentchaos
currentchaos

Joined: 04 August 2005
Posts: 1668

Posted: 11 March 2006 at 5:07pm | IP Logged
welcomee
Saziya IF-Dazzler
Saziya
Saziya

Joined: 03 February 2006
Posts: 3130

Posted: 30 March 2006 at 4:43pm | IP Logged
thanks for the article
mehak.S IF-Sizzlerz
mehak.S
mehak.S

Joined: 22 June 2005
Posts: 10878

Posted: 30 March 2006 at 8:48pm | IP Logged
thnx
navpun Goldie
navpun
navpun

Joined: 08 December 2005
Posts: 2298

Posted: 31 March 2006 at 7:37am | IP Logged
thnx
xChandnix IF-Sizzlerz
xChandnix
xChandnix

Joined: 19 February 2006
Posts: 21134

Posted: 03 April 2006 at 6:35pm | IP Logged
THANX
  • Page 1 of 1

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Rakshanda gets into ‘Celebrity Lockers’

Author: Sano88   Replies: 0   Views: 880

Sano88 0 880 19 September 2006 at 12:07am by Sano88
Celebrity anchors call the Shots

Author: dhaval_h_parekh   Replies: 1   Views: 378

dhaval_h_parekh 1 378 22 April 2006 at 12:44pm by PrInc£s$ ANg£L

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

  • Please login to check your Last 10 Topics posted

Check these Celebrity also

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index