Doordarshan has decided to defer the telecast of MTV Music Summit for AIDS, scheduled to be aired on DD National on December 15, due to Gujarat election. DD1 will be doing non-stop live coverage of Gujarat Elections verdict on December 15.
MTV will however be telecasting this concert on December 13, held earlier in Mumbai on World Aids Day. The star-studded event featuring pop stars like Alisha, Mehnaaz, Shaan, Shankar - Ehsaan-Loy, Shweta Shetty, Hema Sardesai, Vasundhara, is a continuation of MTVs global initiative awareness about the disease. A similar event was held by MTV in Cape Town and Seattle as well.
It is for the first time ever that Doordarshan has agreed to telecast any MTV concert. Doordarshan will be rescheduling the telecast of MTV concert on DD1 after December 15. DD Sahyadri will also carry the 90-minute telecast of this musical event.