Buoyant by the success of several reality shows, Amrita TV has set up Amrita TV Reality Centre and Studio on a one-acre plot with a built-up area of 26,500 sq. ft adjoining a lake in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Reality Centre is also the new venue of the channel for the grooming and orientation sessions for contestants of each of the reality shows, which has a participation of around 70 children and youth from India and abroad.
According to an official communiqué, all expenses of contestants to facilitate them for the grooming by experts, shooting, stay and travel would be borne by Amrita TV. Among its current reality shows, Amrita TV’s prime-time band commences with ‘Pepsodent Super Dancer Junior’ which is currently being aired from Monday to Friday, in the 7-7.30 pm time slot, as also on Saturday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. The show follows the footsteps of ‘Close-up Super Dancer’ that ended in August 2007.
Another talent hunt programme ‘Lux Super Star Global’ is being aired from Monday to Friday, in the 8-9 pm time band. The auditions for this show were held in the US, the UK, the UAE and India.
Another talent hunt to nurture and discover actors is ‘Oxywash Best Actor’ which is telecast from Monday to Friday, in the 9.30-10 pm time slot. The screen tests for this show were conducted in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and across Kerala. ‘Take Care Raga Ratnam Junior’, a Carnatic music talent hunt for the age group of 10-15, is presently running on the channel. Veteran music maestro V Dakshinamurthy is the chief jury of this show.