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Priyanka Chopra to share stage with Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty

The actress will appear as a special guest on the first episode of the TV show, India's Next Superstars, and introduce the judges, Shetty and Johar.


Actress Priyanka Chopra will appear as a special guest on the very first episode of the TV show India's Next Superstars, judged by Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty. The actress has already shot the episode and is seen introducing the judges, Johar and Shetty, in a promo. 

With the tagline 'No Khaandaan (No family), No Sifaarish (No recommendation)', the filmmakers are giving an opportunity to individuals only based on their talent and craft.

Johar, who has previously launched star children such as Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan says that he purposely chose "raw" talents for the Star Plus's show.

"We have actually auditioned people across India. In fact 24,600 contestants were at the first batch and 32,000 in the second and then in the final batch, we had 18,000 from the west wing so we nearly had a lakh... The sieving came down to 80 (80,000). Rohit and I were put in a room and from that 80 we came down to 20 (20,000). So, it was a proper process and now they are all raw. We purposely went for the raw talents because we feel those are the one's who have talent intrinsically but haven't got the chance or platform," Johat told IANS in a group interview.

The filmmaker, who is all set to launch veteran actress Sridevi's daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishaan Khattar in Dhadak, says that acting is one of the most important aspect of entertainment.

"There have been (entertainment reality) shows but it has not been on this scale. If a person wins here, he/she will get a prominent role in a Rohit Shetty film or a Karan Johar film or a collaboration of ours along with Fox Star. So we have really put our names on the line that it will happen," Johar said.

Shetty, who is also collaborating with Johar for the upcoming film Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh, praised the filmmaker, saying working on the show with the director was fun. "Everyone know's how Karan is. He is the best host we have on television and it's fun with him," Shetty said.

The filmmakers will be judging 20 budding talents from which two — one male and one female — talents will be given an opportunity to work with the filmmakers. The show will air from 13 January.