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The new anchor

It cannot get bigger than this. Shah Rukh Khan is the new anchor of the popular show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" on STAR Plus. King Khan in the hot seat is going to push up the TRPs as the show is poised to garner record advertisement revenues. Though STAR India has not taken a final decision, "KBC-3" will surely be dubbed into Tamil and telecast on Vijay TV. Says Sameer Nair, CEO, STAR Entertainment: "KBC has redefined television viewing in India. And with Shah Rukh as the new host, we promise to give our audiences a whole new entertainment experience.

Mythology sells!


P. Subramaniyam, the late producer-director and studio owner from Thiruvananthapuram made many mythological films in the south Indian languages which turned out to be huge hits. His films such as "Kumarasambhavam", "Swamy Ayyappan" and "Devi Kanyakumari" will remain classics. Now his sons S. Karthikeyan and S. Murugan have come up with a mega serial "Swamy Ayyappan." In addition to the myths and legends about the Sabarimala temple, the serial will focus on the thousands of pilgrims who visit the temple every year. It has Devan, Aishwarya, Sukanya and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy in the cast and is directed by Suresh Unnithan. "Swamy Ayyappan" is being telecast Monday to Friday, 9.30 p.m. on Asianet.

Classical Notes

Margazhi Maha Utsavam was a concept devised by Maximum Media in 2000. From then on, a classical music has been featured as a festival on television. This year too, Margazhi Maha Utsavam is being aired as a 15-day music festival starting from December 1. It will feature 15 top artistes such as Jayashri Ramnath, Unnikrishnan, Sudha Raghunathan and Nityasree Mahadevan. The highlights will be telecast on Jaya TV from December 16 in the morning and evening along with the artiste's profile and audience opinion about the show.

`Star Wars' on TV


After the phenomenal success of Bond movies, STAR Movies is gearing up for some Christmas viewing. They are bringing "Star Wars - The Complete Saga," featuring all the six titles for six weeks every Sunday from December 17. So those who have missed out on the sci-fi saga can now watch the series on STAR Movies.

SREEDHAR PILLAI

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