News has just broken that Amitabh Bachchan will be making his second big foray into TV, and rumours abound that it will be a daily show, a high-budget soap. Of course, that's all we know right now, so it might be a bit early to speculate on what the story will be.
But what we can do is rule out some topics that the show will definitely not, or should not, touch. Here are the top 5, along with our reasons:
1. Abhishek Bachchan: We don't know much about Amitabh's TV show yet, but we do know that it is planned to be a daily show. So it cannot be about Abhishek Bachchan, because there's not enough interesting stuff about him to fill even a 2-day show. The only way you'll be able to make a daily show involving him is by taking a tape of his marriage and re-running it every day!
2. Aaradhya Bachchan: Aaradhya Bachchan is one of the most downloaded celebrities in India. She has impeccable ancestry and an enviable sense of style. She is thinner than her mother and more famous than her father. She is set for superstardom. But she is only one year old. So it's probably best Amitabh leaves her out of his TV show. We don't want her ending up like Rahul Mahajan.
3. Saas-bahu: We're talking about Amitabh Bachchan here – the original rebel. He's not going to follow in the tear-soaked footsteps of a thousand Indian soaps and make another melodramatic saga whose story can be predicted 200 episodes ahead. If there's one thing we believe, it's that his show will be different. We really hope so.
4. His white beard: No one knows when exactly Amitabh's white beard made its appearance. It came to him along with the new millenium; in the old, he was an ageing, but still angry young man, and then he reappeared as the (well-groomed) Gandalfian host of KBC. But this mystery can be solved by a quick call to his hairstylist; a daily soap based on a beard might not do too well. Though, if you think of it, it's a better premise than many soaps out there today.
5. Changing Indian society: Aamir Khan already tried this with Satyamev Jayate, without the greatest impact. Sure, people tuned in every Sunday, and shook their heads sadly about the plight of India. And, a few months later, we witnessed brutal rapes and corruption rearing their ugly heads more publicly than ever before. The lesson is clear - TV is for TRPs, and is meant to be forgotten as soon as the TV goes off, so make popularist soaps instead.
Do you agree? Disagree? Are you an insider who knows exactly what the show is going to be about? The Comments Section awaits your opinions!
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