Geo to air Indo-Pak mega musical show on Sept 8
KARACHI: In view of the importance of music and its immense popularity the world over, Geo TV is airing from September 8 a mega reality show ‘Sur Kshetra’ which translated means: ‘Victory of tunes; triumph of music.’
In this competition, young singers from India and Pakistan will put to test their talent and it is expected that talented singers from both the countries will be heard.
‘Sur Kshetra’ is an absolutely new and novel project but it is a tradition with Geo TV to present fresh mega events for its viewers. In the past, too, Geo TV has presented joint Indo-Pak shows and many big artists have performed on the Geo platform. In the recent past, a competition ‘Foodistan’ was held between chefs of India and Pakistan to see who cooks the most delicious and delectable foods.
This programme was liked very much by the viewers. Besides young children of both the countries made history by taking part in ‘Chotey Ustad,’ a music competition. Although India and Pakistan are two independent states, yet their common musical heritage has bound both with the same cord. Ever since the ‘Aman Ki Asha’ initiative was launched, the people of the two countries are strengthening this bond of friendship.
The purpose of ‘Sur Kshetra’ is to further cement these ties of friendship, to recall the golden era of music, and to bring the best talent of the two countries on one platform.
When the mega music event was announced sometime back, innumerable youth came forward to take part in the competition. The youth from every city and from every class struggled to be selected for the event. However, only those could find a berth that had been endowed with a sweet voice and those who were able to influence the judges with their musical prowess.
The jury comprising three big names from the subcontinent — Asha Bhosle from India, Runa Laila from Bangladesh, and Abida Perveen, who is a celebrated personality with reference to mystic music, from Pakistan have provided a platform to music-lovers of all kinds. This will be the most competent jury to pass a judgment on the performance of the participants, whatever genre they choose to sing. Ayesha Takia, the beautiful heroine of Bollywood movie ‘Wanted’, will be the host of the show.
The best talent has been selected from all over in both the countries through rigorous auditions. The die is cast and only the ‘war drums’ are to be beaten for the competition to start. The most interesting part of the show is that there will be no loser. There will be only victory, and the victory will be that of music and its tunes.
People from both sides are eagerly waiting for the mega event and they will not have to wait for too long.