O2 Scour UK for the next Indian Soap Star

Get a role in Zee TV’s ‘Pavitra Rishta’ Indian soap! Attend an O2 Indian Soap Star Search audition and you could be the lucky person selected to be on the set. While you are here, enter our O2 competition and win a stylish Blackberry Curve 8250 too!

An amazing prize awaits the overall winner

Mobile phone operator O2 is giving someone from the UK a shot at international stardom with the chance to win a role in a top Indian soap opera. O2’s Indian Soap Star is a new competition, which will see one aspiring actor win a walk on speaking part in the international award-winning Zee TV show, Pavitra Rishta.

Throughout November, O2’s Indian Soap Star audition teams will be scouring the UK in search of the best talent. The Indian Soap Star audition roadshow takes in six destinations across the UK, including: London, Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester, Glasgow, Slough and Croydon.

The roadshow has visited Manchester, London and Glasgow already and have had some very interesting auditions for the role. Watch the video below to check out the talent so far!


If you can do better then don’t hesitate to get yourself to any of the following venues and you could be the lucky winner of O2’s Indian Soap Star search.

  • Birmingham, Bull Ring: Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st November
  • Leicester, Highcross: Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st November
  • Slough, Queensmere Observatory: Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th
  • Croydon, the Whitgidft: Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th

Entrants to O2’s Indian Soap Star are treated to a unique experience, receiving top acting tips before undertaking their audition in a dedicated screen test room manned by a professional production crew. The audition roadshow, which is open to everyone aged 16 and over, will also include a Mehndi artist, as well as the opportunity to make free international calls.

Following the regional auditions, entrants will be narrowed down to a regional winner from each location, before the judging panel comprising of representatives of O2 and Zee TV pick a final winner to be announced in early December 2010 on the O2 Facebook page.

An amazing prize awaits the overall winner, who, along with two friends of their choice, will get a week long exclusive Bollywood experience, including: return flights to Mumbai; a week’s accommodation in a luxury hotel; spending money – all on top of filming for the show.

Even those who fail in their bid for soap stardom will still get their moment of fame, as audition videos will be loaded on to the dedicated Indian Soap Star You Tube channel where they will be free to share with friends and family.

Pavitra Rishta, is one of Zee TVs highest rated shows, with 500 million viewers worldwide.

It tells the story of a typical family from the Marathi region called the Karanjkars. The lucky winner will feature in a special episode of the show, filmed in India, in a unique role created especially for our new soap star from the UK.

O2 Indian Soap Star competition coincides with the launch of International Favourites from O2. Offering excellent value for money, convenience and simplicity, International Favourites is one of the best deals on offer for the six million people that regularly call abroad.

To find out more about the Indian Soap Star roadshow visit www.facebook.com/o2uk


To celebrate the O2 Indian Soap Star talent search, DESIblitz has teamed up with O2 to offer on lucky reader the opportunity to win a Blackberry Curve 8250. To enter the draw, answer the question ‘When was Pavitra Rishta first aired on Zee TV?’ Fill in the form below and submit your entry.

The competition closes at 7.00pm on Sunday 28th November 2010. Please read the terms and conditions below before entering.

The winner of the Blackberry Curve 8250 was selected by using a mathematical random number picker. The winner of the O2 Blackberry Curve was:

Stanislaw Wozniak

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