'The Baby Borrowers' gets its celebrity Jodis...

The likes of Apurva-Shilpa, Gaurav-Mouni, Juhi-Sachin, Gurmeet-Debinna and Raj Singh Arora-Swati Taldar will be getting into a parenting mode thro' the upcoming show, 'The Baby Borrowers'...

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 | 2:58:49 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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We had earlier exclusively reported that five celebrity couples will get together to experience a fast track to adulthood by setting up a home, and becoming caring parents first to babies, toddlers, pre-teens and their pets, teenagers and senior citizens -- all over the course of three weeks, with the show 'The Baby Borrowers', produced by BBC. The show is tipped to be on NDTV Imagine, and will start sometime in September.

We had also mentioned that popular jodis Shilpa - Apurva Agnihotri and Gaurav Chopra –Mouni Roy have been finalized for the show.

Our source digs in more information on the other three celebrity jodis who will be getting into the parenting mode thro the show. "Juhi Parmar and Sachin Shroff along with Gurmeet Chaudhury and Debinna Banerjee will be seen as the third and fourth jodis. Along with them, the popular actor from Remix, Raj Singh Arora will be seen with his girl friend Swati Taldar of Left Right Fame".

When we called up Swati Taldar, she said, "I am at my home town and busy right now. I will be able to talk to you only after two days".

Debinna Banerjee told us, "Things are under wraps at the moment, and we cannot speak anything right now".

Raj Singh Arora too gave us a reply, "No comments right now".

We tried calling Sachin Shroff, Juhi Parmar, but they remained unavailable for comments.

According to our source, "Many big names like Sharad and Kirti Kelkar, Karan Singh Grover and Shraddha Nigam, Sharad Malhotra and Divyanka Tripathi were approached for the show, but things did not materialize. There was also a buzz that the newly engaged Rakhi Sawant might also be seen as one of the contestants along with her new found Mr. Right, Elesh Parujanwala".

During the course of the show, the five young celebrity couples are asked to literally grow up overnight, when they are given a home, and certain simulated environments where they are expecting the arrival of their baby. Later, a real baby is given to each of the couples by five pairs of real volunteer parents. The couple will have to go thro' the chores of being new parents to the little one for three full days. After this, the couple will have to give the kid back, in return to which they get a toddler in the fast-forward process of the format of the show. Three days later, the couples are given several guys and gals in their pre-teens, each with a family pet coming along with them. Later on, the celebrities are given teenagers to deal with, and the cycle eventually completes with them taking care of a senior citizen with some ailment or the other.

We tried getting a confirmation from the channel and the production house, but got no response.

Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh

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Posted on: 10 August 2009 at 12:06pm
@pari2- iknow, and its time we start giving credit for being ''inspired'' from 'other' shows abroad.

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Posted on: 08 August 2009 at 10:34am
Hey wasnt guarav wid dat gurl frm piya ka ghar den how cum he wid kt frm kyun ki ??

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Posted on: 06 August 2009 at 4:50pm
Debina and Gurmeet. After Ramayan, this should be awesomeness!

Rakhi should not be a part of this show.

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Posted on: 06 August 2009 at 5:01am
thanxfinally sum remix star in a reality show..don't know if this will be good but can't wait to see raj as his real self

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Posted on: 06 August 2009 at 1:09am
gud concept but its high time we cum up with smthng original also

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Posted on: 05 August 2009 at 11:13pm
are mouni and gaurav a couple????

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Posted on: 05 August 2009 at 1:18pm
jahaan Juhi Sachin wahaan main..hehe will definately watch...coz Juhi and Sachin are in it..

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Posted on: 05 August 2009 at 6:29am
i love juhi and sachin
all the best

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Posted on: 05 August 2009 at 6:23am
interestint!!cant wait!

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Posted on: 05 August 2009 at 5:58am
Hmmm, this should be interesting in an Indian setting - I have watched the British BBC version which was very good. Too bad that celebrities are alway used as the draw card for shows such as this (maybe not a good idea for them as it may show a side of their personalities that fans may not be happy to see!). It may be nicer to have everyday young indian couples married and engaged etc to show a more realistic setting.

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