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Swara Bhaskar to host Doordarshan's Rangoli

Swara Bhaskar is all set to add another feather to her cap, as she turns host for the most popular and longest running music show on television, Rangoli that airs on Doordarshan.

The versatile actress, who has previously anchored filmmaker Shyam Benegal’s show Samvidhaan on Rajya Sabha TV, has been recently approached to host the revamped version of the melodious show Rangoli that airs on DD National every Sunday since decades. The show has been earlier hosted by veteran actresses including Hema Malini and Sharmila Tagore.

A source says, “The makers of the musical show have decided to revamp Rangoli to target the youth. Swara has a huge fan following among the youth and she’s known for voicing her opinion on several issues affecting the society.”

“Also, Swara’s hold on Hindi language is also considered one of the major reasons why the makers approached her for their revamped version of Rangoli,” the source adds.

Swara confirms, “I was both honoured and excited when I was offered the iconic show on DD. It has been decades that Rangoli is on air and it has a huge fan following too which has made it come so far, and it seems that for many more years this show will entertain the audience. Rangoli is a fantastic show and I still remember the time when I used to watch the show during my childhood days and seeing myself as a host for the same makes me feel very happy.”

Though Swara has been offered daily soaps in the past, she has always had her hands full with film commitments. “Television is a potent medium that reaches a far wider audience than films do, so it’s a great platform for actors to gain visibility. DD despite considered a less-glamorous channel than the private ones, still has the largest audience footprint in the country,” Swara adds.

Swara is eagerly awaiting the release of her next Diwali attraction, Sooraj Barjatya's Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo.


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