SRK is the new Santa!

By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, Dec. 13 -- The actor-producer Shah Rukh Khan is all set to become Santa Clause! actor will be part of a The actor will be part of a celebrity-based reality TV show called Superstar Santa.

Featuring SRK as Santa, the show is slated to go on air on Christmas day, with Bollywood bigwigs playing agony aunts in each episode. "For now, we are starting with 10 episodes. We can extend the number of capsules depending on the audience response. The show was never part of our original line-up when we started a couple of months ago, but following the reception that Live My Life got, we decided to bring in a format that brings celebs and fans together," says Shifa Maitra, head of programming, UTV Stars, the channel which will host the show.

The channel has put up requests online asking youngsters to write in about problems faced by them. Each celebrity will be given a choice between two or three issues they'd like to resolve. "To ensure that cases are genuine, our team is working with Shah Rukh's production house, Red Chillies Idiot Box. After thorough research, we will shortlist the problems," adds Shifa.

The first episode will feature Sonam Kapoor and other stars on board include Chitrangda Singh, Abhishek Bachchan and R Madhavan. Will Santa SRK play agony aunt too? "He will. Fingers crossed! Once he watches two-three episodes, he'll get charged up to shoot as well."

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