Asha Bhosle, bitten by the reality bug?

Updated: August 31, 2012 17:24 IST

Indian Idol 6 judge Asha Bhosle will soon be seen judging another reality show, Sur Kshetra, along with legendary sufi singers Runa Laila from Bangladesh and Abida Parveen from Pakistan. The show is a sing-off between contestants from Indian and Pakistan.

Asha Bhosle, bitten by the reality bug?
Indian Idol 6 judge Asha Bhosle will soon be seen judging another reality show, Sur Kshetra, along with legendary sufi singers Runa Laila from Bangladesh and Abida Parveen from Pakistan. The show is a sing-off between contestants from Indian and Pakistan.

All the three judges were spotted in Mumbai promoting the show.
Asha Bhosle, bitten by the reality bug?
The show, which will start airing on September 8, is currently making headlines because Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has objected to the presence of singers from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

In response to an MNS letter asking her not to be a part of the show, Ashaji said she was only a singer and not a politician.
Asha Bhosle, bitten by the reality bug?
Himesh Reshammiya will be the mentor for the Indian participants. Himesh has walked out of Soham Shah's upcoming film Sher after Vivek Oberoi joined the cast, to honour his friendship with Salman Khan.
Asha Bhosle, bitten by the reality bug?
Well-known ghazal singer Abida Parveen, who has won awards like President of Pakistan's Award for Pride of Performance in 1982 and the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award in 2005, will join the panel of judges on the show.
Asha Bhosle, bitten by the reality bug?
Bollywood actress Ayesha Takia will make her small screen debut as the host of the show.
Asha Bhosle, bitten by the reality bug?
Ayesha Takia poses with Atif Aslam, who will mentor the Pakistani singers, and Himesh Reshammiya.
Asha Bhosle, bitten by the reality bug?
The judges, mentors and host of Sur Kshetra pose together.
Asha Bhosle, bitten by the reality bug?
Boney Kapoor, a board director of Sahara One who is making the show, joins the cast of the show during the promotions.

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