To offer new content to its viewers, Hindi GEC Star Plus is set to introduce three new primetime shows—two fiction shows and a non-fiction show—by the end of February 2017.
The first show up for launch is the global singing reality show ‘Dil Hai Hiindustani’, which is launching on 7 January and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm.
The show will feature Karan Johar, Shekhar Ravjiani, Shalmali Kholgade and Badshah on the judging panel. ‘Dil Hai Hindustani’ will feature only BOLLY-WOOD songs and is open to people from across the globe. It will replace ‘MasterChef India 5’, which culminated on 24 December.
Star Plus unveiled a teaser promo of its fiction property ‘Meri Durga’ on 25 December. To be launched in January 2017, the show dramatises the relationship between a father and his daughter and takes Haryana as its background.
Produced by Paperback Films, the series traces the journey of a girl and her struggle to fulfil her father’s dreams. ‘Meri Durga’ features Ananya Agarwal and Vicky Ahuja in important role. The channel is yet to finalise the release date and time slot for this weekday show.
Star Plus is also planning to launch a thriller tentatively titled ‘Nastik’ around February 2017. The show produced by Shoonya Square Production revolves around an atheist girl. The show is currently under production and the star cast is yet to be finalised.
The channel also had plans to launch two more fiction properties—‘Kya Haal Panchaal’ and ‘Thaali’. Their launch, however, has been postponed by a few months. ‘Kya Haal Panchaal’ is produced by Optimystix while ‘Thaali’ is produced by Sukesh Motwani, under Bodhi Tree Multimedia.