9X’s new talent hunt to air from 6 July

Mumbai: 9X will soon air a new talent hunt that will provide Bollywood aspirants the opportunity to win a Hindi movie debut. Titled Lux Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket starts 6 July at 8 pm.

The mega reality show will showcase four of the biggest Bollywood stars locked in battle for their zonal teams in this nationwide hunt for the next Bollywood Superstar!

The show will feature Bollywood superstars Zeenat Aman, Shabana Azmi, Amrita Singh and Mahesh Manjrekar slug it out amongst themselves in support of 12 talented shortlisted contestants whom they are supporting for the ultimate prize.

The four superstars Bollywood mentors will also be accompanied by 12 television stars, each of whom will be paired with one shortlisted contestant who have been identified after extensive auditions across four zones – West, North, Central and East.

Each team will be judged for its acting abilities along with the ability to perform a song-and-dance sequence. These performances will be rated by the four mentors along with TV-viewing audience from home.

Once eliminations start, each week, one team (pair) will be eliminated, until the votes of the jury and the home audiences ultimately identify the winning pair. Ultimately, the show will hunt for that one ‘Superstar Couple’ who have it in them to make it to Bollywood. The Superstar Couple will be one of the lead pairs in a blockbuster movie produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms and Suniel Shetty’s Popcorn Entertainment and to be directed by Apoorva Lakhia. The film will also feature some of the biggest stars from Bollywood.

INX Media founder and CEO Indrani Mukerjea said, "I am delighted that this show will provide an unknown aspirant the first real opportunity to become India’s next superstar. With Bollywood stalwarts like Shabana Azmi, Zeenat Aman, Amrita Singh and Mahesh Manjrekar, 12 TV stars and 12 new talented actors, along with all the entertainment of its exciting format, this show is yet another extension of 9X’s promise of ‘9 times more’."

Ekta Kapoor says, "Since this is the first reality show being produced by Balaji Telefilms, we wanted it to be associated with a channel that could share our vision. This unique reality series on 9X will bring to the viewers the biggest celebrities and the best of talent from across the country. I am also getting the most controversial people from films as judges for my show. More than judges they will be mentors for the four zones, and it is going to be a zonal war."

Bollywood superstar Suniel Shetty said, "I think every second person in India dreams of being in Bollywood. Lux Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket provides this opportunity to all Bollywood aspirants. The next Bollywood superstar will have not only the talent but also the X-factor that will be a crucial differentiator. This reality series on 9X will bring the best of talent from across the country, and it’s up to the audience to decide who gets the ticket to instant stardom.