A fun-filled battle

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Sep 2017 10:16:39


These days choreographer-turned-director, Farah Khan is busy promoting her new show, Lip Sing Battle which is a fun-filled battle between celebrities lip-syncing and dancing on superhit songs! The show is all set to hit the small screens in the next weekend. In an interview with Farah Khan, she revealed a lot.

Tell us something about the show?
The show is an Indian adaptation of the successful international show – Lip Sync Battle – bringing together a host of A-list celebrities including not only Bollywood superstars but also popular television actors and luminaries from the world of sports apart from others. Each episode of the show features two celebrities coming face-to-face as they are pitted against each other in a competition of winning the viewer’s hearts by their madness quotient and their ability of lip syncing on superhit songs!

What attracted you towards the show?
What attracted me to Lip Sing Battle is its unique fun filled concept. The idea of having two celebrities competing with each other on Bollywood dance tracks is very amusing. Their skills are tested over three different levels and the one who entertains the best, wins. Through my films I have always spread humour, happiness and most importantly – entertainment. I see the show as a platform to reach wider audience who will be amused to see their favorite stars battle it out in every possible way on national television. Yes I am looking at multiple aspects of show making, and I am thoroughly enjoying myself.

Do we see any pattern in the jodis brought to battle on stage?
No, there is no pattern in the jodis invited by me to battle on Lip Sing Battle. In fact, they will be celebrities you have hardly seen together before. The celebs are not here to promote a movie or any show, but they are here to have a great time!

How do you choose the songs the celebrities battle on?
The songs are selected by the celebs themselves, they usually pick out their favourites or some songs they always wanted to perform on! A concept where their real madness will be unveiled by performing on one of their favourite iconic songs, stepping in other shoes and giving their all on their favourite songs. For eg. Farhan’s true madness stepped out when he performed on Rishi Ji’s Om Shanti Om from Karz, he always wanted to be in the Monty avatar!

What are the exciting pairs you have shot with till now?
We have shot with some biggest entertainers in Bollywood, like Karan Johar, Parineeti Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Kapoor. And not just actors or directors, even singers were a part of this extravaganza, like Shaan and Vishal battled it out! We had TV’s iconic Jodi, Nakuul Mehta & Surbhi Chandna too on board where they unleashed their true entertaining selves!

Which excited pairs would we see on the show?
I would love to see many exciting pairs. But some would be Sania Mirza with Ranveer Singh or Varun Dhawan with Shilpa Shetty or Raveena Tandon or Jacqueline Fernandes and Shahid Kapoor.
The show will air on Star Plus soon.