What do Bollywood stars watch on TV?December 17th, 2008 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Just like their fans, Bollywood stars too unwind in front of the idiot box. While Saif Ali Khan loves watching shows like “Sherlock Holmes” and “Hercule Poirot”, Naseeruddin Shah prefers sports channels and Vidya Balan turns to dance and music reality shows.Saif Ali Khan: My favourite TV shows are “Entourage”, “Sherlock Holmes”, “Hercule Poirot”, “Blackadder”, “Prison Break”, “24″, “The X Files”, “Murder She Wrote” and “Who’s The Boss”.
Vidya Balan: I used to watch “Nach Baliye” sometimes. Otherwise no TV show has me really hooked. When I’ve the time, I watch films. I used to be an avid TV watcher before I joined films. Now I’ve become very impatient. Since I don’t have the time to follow the soaps, I end up watching just the news or music channels. Even the news channels are so tacky sometimes.
I enjoy the music talent shows. These shows have given us so much singing talent. However, one aspect of these shows upsets me. People on these shows come just for 15 minutes of fame and not for the love of the arts. Sorry if I sound judgemental, but no one seems to have his or her priorities right on these shows.
Naseeruddin Shah: I only watch tennis and cricket on television. Also old movies. I tried watching the Olympics on television and gave up for obvious reasons.
R. Madhavan: I watch television for about an hour at the most. And that too depends on my shooting schedule. My favourite TV shows are the ones on National Geographic, ‘Untamed Africa’, etc. Barring a few, most news channels are tabloids and I find it very hard to digest the content. Reality shows are now formated and predictable.
Kay Kay Menon: I don’t normally watch daily soaps or reality shows. I watch news and sports channels. I also watch National Geographic, Discovery and History channels. Recently, I watched the music talent show “Junoon Kuch Kar Dikhane Ka” on NDTV Imagine. I loved it for its superior standards and quality of singing.
Raima Sen: I only watch “Friends” and “Sex & The City”. Both are hilarious and the characters are easy to relate to. I also liked “Fear Factor”, though I’d never want to participate in it.
Dino Morea: I only watch television for sports, or if there’s important news. Or if I’m on some show.
Manoj Bajpai: I only watch news channels because I want to keep abreast of what’s happening in the world.