Mr And Mrs Bollywood –Your ticket to Bollywood was a reality talent hunt show which aired on the Indian television channel Sahara Manoranjan. It was a talent hunt and reality show which was jointly produced by Sahara Pariwar group and celebrity management group Percept “D” Mark. Mr. and Miss Bollywood was launched on television around mid-2004 and continued till November 19, 2004. Though the show kept a low profile initially, it gained gradual popularity after airing few episodes.
The main purpose for launching this talent hunt show was to reach out for talented aspiring actors through a systematic process from all over the country and also internationally and provide them with a platform where the talented budding and aspiring actors can express themselves and showcase their talents in front of leading personalities and celebrities of Hindi film industry which is more popularly known worldwide as Bollywood. Initially, more than 42,000 entries were received by the channel not only from India but also from the US, UK and Canada by April 2004. Through various auditions and re-auditioning rounds, finally, around 30 contestants were selected for the final round contest and 36 participants were named as runner-ups majority of whom were absorbed by the television industry and various production houses.
The finalists were given chance to showcase their acting prowess in feature films. Ace Hindi film industry personalities and celebrities like Ashutosh Gowariker, Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar, ' Priyadarshan', Vishal Bhardwaj, Ken Ghosh, judged the performances of the contestants in the grand finale of the show. It attracted quite a few attention from the viewers and among the common people during its launching period.
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