Indian people are not adventurous: J.D. Majethia (Lead)January 9th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Well-known TV actor-producer J.D. Majethia, who is currently braving the hardships of hunger, discomfort, living in the open and much more in the reality show “Survivor India”, says Indian people are not so open to adventure, and therefore there are not many original adventure shows on TV.
“Our country is not adventure prone. So that’s why we don’t get such original concepts. But television industry has been growing since past 10-12 years and such formats are being created,” Majethia told IANS in an interview.
“It will take time for our industry to come up with such unique concepts, so we have to depend on international concepts and I don’t think it is wrong. We eat so many international cuisines but never think that the formula has come from abroad. I think, everything is going global and we should also think of globalisation,” he added.
“Survivor India”, which comes on Star Plus, is the Indian version of US adventure reality show “Survivor”. Payal Rohatgi, Shilpa Agnihotri, Sangram Singh, Abhinav Shukla, Karan Patel, Timmy Narang, Priyanka Bassi, Rajesh Khera and Munisha Khatwani are the celebrities in the show.
Majethia tickled audiences with his famous sitcom “Khichdi” and also produced comedy shows like “Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai”, “Baa, Bahu and Baby” and most recently “R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya”. He hopes to make an adventure show very soon.
“I would love to make something like this in future. One of my purposes of entering into ‘Survivor’ was to understand what goes behind making such a show. But I will do a show that I understand. It’s not just about business, it should interest you also. It is important to adapt in the right way for the Indian audiences,” he said.
In “Survivor India”, the actor-producer is competing with nine celebrities and 10 commoners on Caramoan Island in the Philippines.
Majethia said he hasn’t taken a plunge to earn name or fame. “I have been in the industry for sometime and also earning well. Money, name and fame I have it all. I took the show as I wanted to test myself.”
“I wanted to know will I be able to survive? How can I physically beat other contestants? It was about individual challenge as well as mental and will power. It was also a way to get out of work routine and analyse myself.”
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