Zee TV to celebrate 20th bithday

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 09:19 hrs

Mumbai, Sept 28 (IBNS) India's first satellite TV channel Zee TV will complete 20 years of entertaining the country on Oct 2.

Viewers will be in for a treat as the channel has lined up an extra-special entertainment programme just to commemorate the occasion.

The 3-hour birthday bonanza to air at 8 pm on Oct 2 on Zee TV will raise a toast to the illustrious journey of the channel right from its inception to the present day.

The evening will see some of the most memorable faces of Zee TV take to the stage.

In an act reminiscent of the famous 'Deewangi Deewangi' track from 'Om Shanti Om' where all the stars arrive waving out to the crowd, popular artistes from Zee TV's past shows like Divyanka Tripathi, Navneet Nishan, Sudesh Berry, Sara Khan, Suhasi Dhami and Gracy Singh will be seen making snazzy red carpet entries.

'Punarvivaah' actor Gurmeet Chaudhary will play the hospitable host as he welcomes them to what will be showcased as his character Yash's grand birthday party.

Ratan Rajput, most fondly remembered as Laali from 'Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo', will be the pari who dances and entertains all the little child artistes of Zee TV's primetime shows as she springs out of Yash's birthday cake as a surprise!

The romantics in the audience need not be disappointed ... Zee TV's most adored couples will dance up a storm, what with Dev-Radhika (Avinash Sachdev & Rubina Dilaik) of 'Choti Bahu', Shankar-Gayatri (Iqbal Khan & Shilpa Shinde) of 'Waaris' and Nahar-Saloni (Rajashree Thakur & Sharad Kelkar) of 'Saat Phere' pitted against the younger lovebirds Purvi-Arjun (Asha Negi-Rithvik Dhanjani) of 'Pavitra Rishta', Mayank-Gunjan (Roopal Tyagi & Ankit Gera) of 'Sapne Suhaane Ladakpan Ke' and Ranveer-Jazz (Ashish Sharma & Sukirti Kandpal) of 'Rab Se Sohna Isshq' in a dance challenge.

Dance India Dance mentors Geeta Kapur and Terrence Lewis are also to be a part of the dance-a-thon that also features popular DID contestants Siddhesh, Mayuresh, Vrushali and Vandana.

The channel's eternal lovebirds Manav-Archana (Hiten Tejwani and Ankita Lokhande) are also a part of an act that salutes our viewers and thanks them for their love and support through the years.

Other popular faces from all of Zee TV's current shows will make an appearance in the birthday bonanza episode as the tracks of all Zee TV shows intersect in this rare 'Mahasangam'.

We'd like to take the occasion of the channel's 20th birthday to thank our loyal viewers for their consistent support as without them, the channel would not have scaled the heights it has," said Sukesh Motwani, Head - Fiction Programming, Zee TV.

"The Mahaepisode on 2nd October will be a delight for all of Zee's fans as it will see so many of the iconic faces that have been closely identified with Zee TV ... they'll be seen in never-before-seen avatars, shaking a leg with the current lot of Zee TV heartthrobs.

"The exciting episode is our way of expressing our love and gratitude towards our audience," he said.

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