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"Today's children are more talented"- Raveena Tandon

Published: Friday, March 28, 2008, 16:27 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] It's raining Reality Shows on Television and the latest addition to this, is Gajendrra Singh's mega song and dance reality show on 9X, Gini&Jony Chak De Bachche which will see a challenge between kids of Big City and Small Town for the very first time on Television.

The three celebrity judges to take the podium for this show are ravishing Raveena Tandon, top choreographer-turned-director Ganesh Acharya, and accomplished music director duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, popularly known as Salim-Sulaiman. Here we talk to the gorgeous actress of tinsel town, Raveena Tandon who makes her debut in Television with this reality show.

Talk us thro' the concept of Chak De Bachche.
The reality show gives a special message to all that every child, whether from a big city of from a small town is a bundle of talent. Chak De Bachche for the first time brings in a concept where the show gives equal exposure to kids from metros as well as from the small towns.[an error occurred while processing this directive] I believe that the kids should not get depressed at all during the course of the show, as this is a platform to showcase their talent in front of the whole country.

What attracted you most towards judging the show?
I was offered different other projects, but the speciality about this show is that there is not much stress on children. If it gets late in the night, then immediately the shoot gets cancelled for the day and moreover as a mother I feel happy that the director has chosen such a kind of program that will really help the children, especially those from the small towns and cities to showcase their talent at the national level.

Does the show take you back to your childhood days and the lack of opportunities you probably faced at that time?
I don't think so because when we were small, we did not even know that we have to expose our talent in front of others. We used to move around with oily hair and play all the time. Today's children know many things; they are more talented with so much of exposure being offered to them. I am happy that so many talents are coming out in India; it is proved today that India really has topnotch talents hidden all over the country.

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