This festive season Zee TV has been packing one exciting surprise after another for its audience and things are only going to get bigger and better in the coming year.
The channel is all set to revolutionise the face and sound of music on television in early 2021. In what will be a clutter-breaking format innovation on reality TV, Zee TV in collaboration with Fathom Pictures will present audiences with the world’s first ever music league, the ‘Indian Pro Music League’ (IPML). While the world of sports has seen several league competitions, this first-of-its-kind music league will have six teams owned by the likes of Shraddha Kapoor along with Shakti Kapoor and Siddhant Kapoor, Govinda along with wife Sunita, Rajkummar Rao and Riteish Deshmukh, representing different regions of India, battling it out against each other in a musical championship.
Each of these six teams will have celebrated playback singers, one male and one female vocalist as their captains. The likes of Daler Mehndi, Sajid Khan, Shaan, Ankit Tiwari, Neha Bhasin, Akriti Kakar, Javed Ali, Shilpa Rao, Asees Kaur and Bhoomi Trivedi will be seen leading their teams and fighting it out for glory. Additionally, every team will also have reality stars like Hemant Brijwasi, Salman Ali, Jyotica Tangri, amongst others. To add to this pool of talent, six fresh voices from various regions of the country, one for each team, will get a chance to be a part of this league!
About the format breakthrough, Zee TV Business Head, Aparna Bhosle said, “At Zee TV, we constantly endeavour to provide audiences with new, unique and cutting-edge content that gives them a sense of novelty alongside engaging entertainment for the entire family. Over the years, we’ve seen how league formats have become immensely popular amongst sports viewers and as a country where Cricket is nothing short of a religion, audiences at large, have embraced and internalised this exciting format. With the Indian Pro Music League, the idea is to infuse the space of music reality television with the same energy and competitive spirit that is typical of a sports league.”
“The quotient of excitement and anticipation is enhanced by top Bollywood stars owning the six teams that will compete in the championship. While we have the top playback singers of the country as our team captains and rising reality stars on board to ensure the highest bar of excellence in the music the show will produce, we’re on a quest to find some new talented singers from across the country through an intensive scouting initiative as Zee TV has always believed in leveraging the strength of its reality formats to give the common man an opportunity of chasing his dreams,” adds Aparna.
Encouraging the budding singers across India, team captain and renowned singer Ankit Tiwari mentioned, “Indian Pro Music League is a first-of-its-kind music reality show which sees six regional teams battling it out in a league format. While Zee TV has shaped the careers of many aspiring singers, with Indian Pro Music League, they are launching the biggest virtual search for six fresh singing sensations and giving them a platform, not only to write a better tomorrow, but also to learn from musical geniuses who will be a part of their team.”
“I’m extremely happy that I am getting the opportunity to be part of such a path breaking musical show and I would like to urge India’s incredibly talented singers to send in their virtual auditions to be a part of the show. Also, this will be my Debut on a TV reality show and I’m completely kicked about this Musical League and can’t wait to see the Audience’s reaction,” adds Ankit.
To be hosted by two top anchors, the Indian Pro Music League will be launched in early 2021. Zee Studios will be the creative and production house on the show.