"I like to learn about human nature"
Reality shows have grown very popular in India and amongst Indian audiences across the world.
People love to see real-life situations, along with guessing what will happen next.
These shows allow people to access the daily lives of certain individuals in an entertaining way.
Whether the shows are about drama, competition, or dating, they continue to have a huge following. This is primarily down to their interesting concepts.
These upcoming shows have a fantastic line up of influential presenters including, Amitabh Bachchan, Sunny Leone and Ravi Dubey.
DESIblitz looks at 5 upcoming reality shows in India that you may enjoy watching when on air.
Dance India Dance Season 7 (2009 -) – Zee TV
Dance India Dance (DID) will return for season 7 in 2019. DID is one of the most anticipated dancing shows on Indian television.
The show consists of dancers from the ages of 14 to 35. In March-April 2019, auditions took place in different parts of India, with individuals displaying a range of dances.
From classics to contemporary numbers, dancers will have a chance to showcase their talents in front of audience members and judges to become the next dance star.
Legendary actor, Mithun Chakraborty will continue to act as the ‘Grand Master’ (head judge) of the show.
Chakraborty has impressed the audience with his memorable catchphrase, ‘Kya Baat, Kya Baat.’
His presence on DID has won the hearts of the people. Fans are looking forward to seeing Mithun again in 2019.
The show has won several awards for being the most popular dance reality show. Fans can expect a swarm of talent on show for 2019.
Femina Miss India (2018) – Colors
Popular pageant reality shows like Miss India or Miss World celebrate and honour beauty. Femina Miss India returns with its 56th beauty pageant reality modelling show on June 15, 2019.
State auditions, which began on February 24, 2019, will come to a conclusion in April 2019.
Fans can look forward to witnessing many beauty contestants from different states across India compete for the title. Those successful may represent India at Miss World 2019, taking place in Thailand.
A former winner of Miss India 2018, Anukreethey Vas from Tamil Nadu will crown her next successor. She told Colors:
“Miss India is a platform that changed my life and I am truly honoured to judge Miss India again.”
Vas also gave advice to this year’s contestants saying that “the next Miss India should be an example.”
Karan Johar and Vicky Kaushal will host the event, which takes place at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai, India.
Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 11 (2000-)– Sony TV
India’s popular game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), will return with its eleventh season in 2019.
Earlier Amitabh Bachchan told his Twitter followers of the show’s return sometime in 2019.
The official Twitter page of Sony Entertainment Television (SET) did put out a teaser about the show, along with the caption:
“Agar koshish rakhoge jaari, toh KBC Hot Seat par baithne ki iss baar aapki hogi baari!”
1 May se shuru ho rahe hain #KBC ke registrations.Adhik jaanakaari ke liye bane rahen. @SrBachchan”
Agar koshish rakhoge jaari, toh KBC Hot Seat par baithne ki iss baar aapki hogi baari! 1 May se shuru ho rahe hain #KBC ke registrations. Adhik jaanakaari ke liye bane rahen. @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/lkV66j0MGD
— Sony TV (@SonyTV) April 15, 2019
Anyone over the age of 12, without any criminal record, can be eligible to participate. Shooting for the show has also already begun.
Based on the British game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, KBC is one of the most watched reality game shows in India.
According to a Zapr Analysis in 2017, the show increased the viewership of SET India by 69.1%. This is just one month after its premiere.
The gameplay of the quiz show comprises host Big B asking participants a variety of questions, specifically on current affairs and general knowledge.
The prize money increases as participants successfully move on to the next level.
There are also three lifelines which competitors can use if they get stuck on any particular question.
These lifelines include asking the audience members, ask the expert – replacing phone-a-friend in season 10, or 50:50, removing two wrong answers for the participant.
There is an element of curiosity for the new season.
MTV Splitsvilla Season 12 (2008-) – MTV India and Voot
Everybody seeks to find their perfect soul mate and have their ‘happily ever after’. People can find love anywhere, be it through a reality show.
Sunny Leone and Rannvijay Singh are returning as hosts for season 12 of MTV India’s superhit reality show, Splitsvilla.
Young boys and girls compete to remain in Splitsvilla while seeking love and going through different missions. The last remaining male and female competitors are crowned winners of the show.
This is Sunny’s fifth time hosting the show. Sunny’s connection with the contestants is appreciated by the audiences, making her one of the most lovable hosts on Indian television.
When asked about what fascinates her about the show, Sunny told Bollywood Life:
“I like to learn about human nature and since the contestants are young on the show, you don’t know what decisions they would make.”
Auditions for the show have already commenced and fans can look forward to witnessing all the jealousy, hatred, breakups as well as love blossoming in Splitsvilla.
Sabse Smart Kaun (2018 -) – Star Plus & Hot Star
After the success of the first season in 2018, Star Plus is returning with the second season of Sabse Smart Kaun (SSK) in 2019.
The interactive game allows participants to not only compete on the show but also play along using the Hotstar app on their mobile phones.
The show consists of participants answering general knowledge questions, with winners being able to achieve many prizes.
Ravi Dubey is expected to return as the host for the 2nd season but has yet to be confirmed.
Registration has opened on the show’s official website. Successful applicants will be shortlisted for auditions.
Fans can expect a lot of great things from SSK with possible new opportunities and a whole new concept of the game.
Television channels in India are taking the lead with these reality shows. Some shows are inspired by popular international reality programmes, whilst others are completely unique with interesting concepts.
Reality shows indeed create a great platform for thousands of Indian people who want to accomplish great things.
Whether it is dancing, looking for love, or wanting to see some drama, fans can hopefully expect a lot from these forthcoming shows.