Sony launches Indian version of Extreme Makeover

Mumbai: Sony Entertainment Television has launched the Indian version of Extreme Makeover called Naye Roop Nai Zindagi. The show has been produced by Miditech.

The show goes on air 2 May. With an intention to resurrect the lives of distraught individuals, facing stigma, loneliness due to some physical features of their face or body, the reality series aims to give hope to those on the sidelines of society. Anchored by Mona Singh, the show will be aired at 8 pm.

"Naye Roop Nai Zindagi has perhaps the most intensive show we have ever done. Over two years in the making for 10 episodes, each story is not just about the skin deep transformation, but a completely new chance at life. From styling to fitness and counseling to dream fulfillment, Naye Roop Nai Zindagi has it all," said Miditech chief creative officer Niret Alva.

Naye Roop Nai Zindagi would select a total of 13 individuals for the show. Based on the popular Extreme Makeovers format owned by the ABC network in USA, candidates chosen will undergo – facial correction surgeries -both reconstructive and cosmetic, dental and eye surgeries combined with fitness, diet and styling.

The candidates selected will require a recovery time of three months. After selection and during recovery, candidates are not allowed to meet their family as the show requires their final reveal and transformation to be a complete surprise to family and friends.