Meethi Choori: Backstabbing on telly!

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By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, July 14 -- Meethi Choori, a chat-cum-reality show on Imagine is apparently an adaptation of a Korean show and brings 25 top actresses from the telly-world on one platform to 'b***h' each other out.

Imagine's Nikhil Madhok confirms, "The show is an adaptation of Women Who Rant and it's owned by our parent company, Turner. It's a huge success in Japan and Korea and Meethi Choori is our interpretation of the chat show concept where there's only one rule: no diplomatic answers."

The show, produced by Fazila Alana's Sol Productions, is expected to roll in a few days at RK Studios, Chembur. Names from daily soaps like Ragini Khanna, Shweta Tiwari, Mona Vasu, Sakshi Tanwar, Neha Marda, Gauri Pradhan, Yami Gautam and anchor-model Sveta Salve have already been finalised, while talks are on to sign up more popular names.

The concept pits popular perception against reality. "Gossip leads to perception formation in the minds of peers and colleagues. On this show, in every episode, two-three actresses will sit across and 'discuss' rumours and perceptions that they have of each other without mincing words," says Madhok, hoping that some actress go back home becoming friends.

"Some of them might want to continue their weaponless battle too," he adds, promising that the channel's first chat show will be high on 'masala'.

Peace-makers

Meethi Choori, hosted by Shabbir Ahluwalia and Jay Bhanushali, will go on air in the first week of August, maybe in the weekend primetime slot. Madhok says that the chosen male representatives will play peacemakers, audience voices and catalysts to sustain the discussion.

"They're among the hottest actors on TV currently. They're friendly and known to most actresses," he says, adding, "Actresses can openly gossip, pass sarcastic comments and, if need be, even cold-shoulder each other in their presence."