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'Lip Sing Battle' a musical show with 'tadka' of comedy: Farah

Published by - PTI | Updated: Sep 08, 2017 21:41 IST

New Delhi: Director-choreographer Farah Khan said her upcoming TV show "Lip Sing Battle" is a complete entertainer as it is a musical laced with a dash of comedy.

The 52-year-old filmmaker, who returns to the small screen as one of the hosts on Star Plus' upcoming show, said the serial is a potpourri like her brand of movies, which cannot be boxed into a genre.

"You can't put this show in one category - comedy or musical. It's both. It's like one of my movies. You'll get everything in it," Farah told reporters here.

The "Happy New Year" director will present the reality series, along with actor-comic Ali Asgar, which is based on the successful international show, "Lip Sync Battle" - that appeared as a segment on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" before it was developed into a separate show.

Talking about how the Indian version will be different from the original one, Farah said, "The American show is a musical one. In our take, we will have to present the musical with our 'tadka'.

"The comedy comes from the show. There's no separate track of gags; there are no skits. We work those gags out with the participating celebs, but it's organic."

The show will have renowned names as contestants, not only from Bollywood but also from the world of TV and sports, competing with each other in pairs in a dance battle while lip-syncing on some of Bollywood's iconic tracks.

Farah said the audience can expect to see sports stars such as Sania Mirza, Sakshi Malik, Irfan Pathan and Yuvraj Singh on the show.

Featuring stars such as Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, "Lip Sing Battle" goes on air on
September 16.

First Published : Sep 08, 2017 21:41 IST