ZEE5 recently launched ‘Yaar Ka Punchnama’, a first-of-its-kind virtual celebrity chat show
The nation has entered the fourth phase of the lockdown and by this time all our socializing, like many other daily activities, has completely gone digital. Most of the last decade, we all had heard about the phrase ‘the future is digital’. Keeping up with the digital transformation and finding new ways – formats to keep viewers entertain, ZEE5, India’s Entertainment Super-app, recently launched ‘Yaar Ka Punchnama’ - a one of a kind virtual celebrity chat show hosted by acclaimed film critic Komal Nahta. The show will feature celebrity friends catch up over a video call to discuss life before and after the lockdown. In true sense, discuss some ‘Masti Bhari Friendship Stories’ which will be unheard of.
The show brings together popular celebrity pairs and gives them a platform to share what life was and how it has changed currently since the lockdown. The show brings alive their stories, reminisce about the old days, share their memories of hanging out together and the adventures they experience together.
The first episode of the show aired on 25th May 2020 (Monday) and will continue to be a bi-weekly program with episodes going up on ZEE5 every Monday and Thursday. With a stellar line-up of celebrity guests from Bollywood and Digital space, viewers will get a glimpse of their astute chemistry and bond which has no boundaries. With celebs interacting from safety of their homes, the audiences will have an insider perspective on how they are spending their lockdown and what they plan to do together after a reunion of sorts! And to ramp up the fun quotient, the show’s host will also get the celebrities to spill some interesting facts about each other through fun games and quizzes.
Each episode will bring together a power duo, the line-up for the first three weeks will be as follows:
- E01 (25th May, Monday) Ayushmann Khurrana and Taapsee Pannu
Ayushmann Khurrana is a national award winning actor, singer and television host. He is known as one of the most bankable young actors in contemporary Bollywood.
Taapsee Pannu is known to be one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood. She works primarily in the Hindi, Tamil, Telugu & Malayalam film industry.
- E02 (28th May, Thursday) Mallika Dua and Shweta Tripathi
Mallika Dua is an Indian actress, comedian and writer. She is known for her on-point comic timing, and her quintessential characters.
Shweta Tripathi is an Indian actress who predominantly works in the Hindi film industry. She came to limelight with the critic’s favourite, Masaan (2015) where she mesmerised everyone with her acting skills.
- E03 (1st June, Monday) Kunal Kemmu and Sumeet Vyas
Kunal Kemmu is an Indian film actor who has been in the industry since he was a child. He is best known for his comic characters.
Sumeet Vyas is an Indian actor and writer of films, web series and theatre. He gained popularity by performing in various web series.
- E04 (4th June, Thursday) Ashish Chanchlani and Beyounick
Ashish Chanchlani is an Indian comedian and YouTube personality. He has represented India on a global scale being one of the top YouTubers of the country.
Nikunj Lotia, popularly known as ‘Be YouNick’ on his YouTube channel is a leading personality in the comedy sphere. He rose to fame with his comic sketches about day to day life situations.
- E05 (8th June, Monday) Archana Puran Singh and Parmeet Sethi
Archana Puran Singh is an Indian television presenter and film actress. She is known for comedy roles in Bollywood movies and as a judge on comedy shows.
Parmeet Sethi is an Indian Film Actor, Film Producer, Film Director, Screenwriter, Writer, Television Actor, Television Director & Television Producer who is known for his work in Bollywood (Hindi) & Punjabi film industries.
- E06 (11th June, Thursday) Kubbra Sait and Ali Fazal
Kubbra Sait is an Indian actress, TV Host and model. She is best known for her characters in web series.
Ali Fazal is an Indian actor and model. With his versatile acting skills he has worked in Hollywood and Bollywood movies.