Television host-turned-film actor Manish Paul, who is set to host Mad In India on Star Plus, is yet to get over the fact that he’s hosting a show of his own. So used to hosting shows of popular reality shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, India’s Got Talent and film events, Paul finds the experience of Mad In India. “It’s my own space, and I get to interact with people who come on the sets. It’s a completely crazy show. It’s not about getting into controversies or anything. It’s just about having fun,” he explains.
Even though he is pro at hosting, Paul sits with the team of Mad in India, and they often rehearse their lines. “I’m getting to explore new sides of hosting, and I’m getting to explore a new side to me, as an artiste. There are a lot of people I get to interact with on the show. While everything about the show is scripted and rehearsed, the interaction with the guests is on-the-spot and spontaneous,” reveals the actor, whose next film Tere Bin Laden sequel is set to release by mid-year.
Karan Tacker to host a show on UTV Bindaas
Karan Tacker, last seen in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai on Star Plus, is set to to host a woman-oriented show on UTV Bindaas. With this show, the actor will be taking the viewers through an emotional journey, which may inspire the youth to question societal norms and taboos against women. Titled Halla Bol, it’s aimed at erasing prejudices and stereotypes surrounding women. Interestingly, the channel decided to have a male host a woman-oriented show to give a male perspective to it. “What drew me to the show is the concept — it’s about women who choose to fight back, instead of being helpless. I don’t think we even have something like that on television. So, it seemed natural to say yes when I was asked to host it,” says Tacker, about being a part of the show. Halla Bol is slated to go on air by February end.