Ahead of the IPL tournament that starts on April 10, 2009, Shahrukh Khan’s Red Chillies Idiot Box will launch the Knights and Angels reality show on Feb 28, 2009.
The six-episode show will be aired on NDTV Imagine, at 10 PM every Saturday.
The Knights and Angels reality show, is a hunt for talented, sporty, cheerful cheerleaders with good dancing skills for the Kolkata Knight Riders team.
Six cheerleaders will be chosen out of 24 contestants who have been shortlisted after auditions in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore.
The names of the 24 contestants who have been selected are:
Pranalika C Arya, Rupali Kantharia, Natasha Ramaseshan, Nikita Agarwal, Sanna Chirawawala, Sneha Parikh, Kaajal R Chandani, Sunanda Hiroo, Prathna Shah, Nisha Rizvi, Rekha Rana, Shruti Bhadekar, Samyukta S, Leena S Puthran, Geena Jha, Suhani Sharma, Srishti Gupta, Ananya Bera, Ruhi Kumari, Shilpa Vashist, Srishti Bhatia, Ritika Chibber, Mohak Nanda, and Priji.
Knights and Angels will be hosted by actor Purab Kohli, last seen in the hit movie Rock On. Actress Anushka Sharma, who made her debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, will be a celebrity judge in the first episode of Knights and Angels.
Saurav Ganguly, ex-caption of the Indian cricket team and captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders will be the main judge on the show.
The 24 shortlisted contestants will be trained and mentored by Shiamak Davar.
Shiamak Davar is the highly successful choreographer of Dil To Pagal Hai, Dhoom 2, Bunty Aur Babli, and the recent Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Talking about the Knights and Angels reality show, Shahrukh Khan, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, said, “Cricket is a perfect blend of hard work and entertainment. We are very excited about the whole challenge of finding the best cheerleading squad for our Knights. These girls will become a key part in our quest for victory this season. The competition is tough and the boys will need all the support they can get on-field. All the girls have the right attitude, energy and enthusiasm.”
The winner of Knights and Angels will lead the six-member cheerleading team of the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Shahrukh Khan recently launched Ghar Ki Baat Hai on NDTV Imagine. The sitcom is based on the yesteryears popular sitcom Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi.
Meanwhile, Salman Khan is set to come back with Season 2 of the hit show Dus Ka Dum.