April 2nd, 2017
National: Known to bring some of the most distinctive reality formats to India, Sony Entertainment Television is all set to launch its new kids acting reality show, Sabse Bada Kalakar! The show promises to showcase acting talents from across the country on one national platform.
Judged by the superstar – Raveena Tandon, ever entertaining – Arshad Warsi and the method actor of Bollywood – Boman Irani, this show will scout for child protégés between the age of 4-13 year who have the ability to entertain the nation with their acting talent. The uniqueness of this show is in its format, for the first time on Indian television, contestants will be seen performing not only in solo acts, but also in duos and group.
After a nationwide hunt for India’s best kalakars across 15 cities, where participants underwent rigorous screening, 10 acting talents will get a golden opportunity to compete for the coveted title of Sabse Bada Kalakar. Each final contestant will be paired with an expert mentor who will guide, nurture and introduce them to new aspects of acting. Over the season, each contestant will touch upon various genres of acting – from topical humor to mythology, human drama to action, thereby ratifying the campaign thought of ‘Har Kirdaar Nibhane Ko Tayyar – Sabse Bada Kalakar’.
So starting 8th April, get set to join the host, Jay Bhanushali & Jamie Lever along with the Raveena Tandon, Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani every Saturday & Sunday in the quest for India’s first Sabse Bada Kalakar.
Ashish Golwalkar, Senior Creative Director, Sony Entertainment Television says:
Sabse Bada Kalakar is our effort to give the children of this country a platform to showcase their immense talent. We are amazed by the talent we came across during the auditions for the show and we hope that the show gives the kids an opportunity not only to showcase to the world their talent but also inspire and encourage them to do their best.
Ranjeet Thakur & Hemanth Ruparel – Frames Production Company
Sabse Bada Kalakar is a larger than life platform which will give the kids an opportunity to not only showcase their talent but also grow. The element of Guru-Shishya Sajedaari will enhance their skills and develop them as an all round versatile actor. Right from the format to the judges, the show is unlike any other seen on television. As always, it’s a delight to partner with Sony Entertainment Television – together we have already had a super hit show, Super Dancer. Sabse Bada Kalakar will be another milestone to our success.
About Sony Entertainment Television
Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels is a part of Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backed Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. Since its launch in October 1995, SET has created a unique space for itself in the Indian Television industry. Pioneering new waves in television programming, with blockbuster movie premieres, big format non – fiction shows and an impressive array of fiction shows like Indian Idol, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap, Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar, Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman, Suryaputra Karn, CID and Crime Patrol. SET is known for its innovative concepts and exciting formats and is the most preferred family entertainment channel which has been providing strong platforms for more than 700 brands to reach over 50 million households in India. In addition, Sony Entertainment Television is also available in the US, UK, Africa, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji Islands and Seychelles. In total, SET influences over 300 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.
About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), (formerly Multi Screen Media Private Ltd.), is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment network of television channels. As a leading television network in India, SPN comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, a second Hindi movie channel showcasing great Indian Cinema; SAB, a family comedy entertainment channel; PIX, the English movie channel; AXN, the leader amongst English Entertainment Channels; AATH, the Bangla movie channel, MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; SIX and SONY ESPN – the cluster of sports entertainment channels and LIV – the Digital Entertainment Channel, and, SPN’s Motion Pictures division, formerly MSM Motion Pictures.
Sony Pictures Networks India is in its 21st year in India.