Finding new ways to keep viewers entertained, Zee5, the entertainment app from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), recently launched ‘Yaar Ka Punchnama’ — a virtual celebrity chat show hosted by film critic Komal Nahta. The show will feature celebrity friends catch up over a video call to discuss life before and after the lockdown. In true sense, discuss some ‘Masti bhari friendship stories’, which will be unheard of.
The show brings together popular celebrity pairs and gives them a platform to share what life was and how it has changed currently since the lockdown. The show brings alive their stories, reminisce about the old days, share their memories of hanging out together and the adventures they experience together.
The first episode of the show was aired on May 25 and will continue to be a bi-weekly programme with episodes going up on Zee5 every Monday and Thursday. With a stellar line-up of celebrity guests from Bollywood and digital space, viewers will get a glimpse of their astute chemistry and bond, which has no boundaries. With celebs interacting from safety of their homes, the audiences will have an insider perspective on how they are spending their lockdown and what they plan to do together after a reunion of sorts! And to ramp up the fun quotient, the show’s host will also get the celebrities to spill some interesting facts about each other through fun games and quizzes.
Each episode will bring together a power duo. The line-up for the first three weeks will be as follows:
*E01 (started on May 25, Monday) Ayushmann Khurrana and Taapsee Pannu.
*E02 (May 28, Thursday) Mallika Dua and Shweta Tripathi
*E03 (June 1, Monday) Kunal Kemmu and Sumeet Vyas
*E04 (June 4, Thursday) Ashish Chanchlani and Beyounick
*E05 (June 8, Monday) Archana Puran Singh and Parmeet Sethi
*E06 (June 11, Thursday) Kubbra Sait and Ali Fazal
Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, Zee5 India, said, "We have always invested in creating content, which has helped add value for brands to reach out to their audiences in the most targeted manner; and for consumers who could enjoy their daily dosage of entertainment in the most delightful way. ‘Yaar Ka Punchnama’ is one such show which helps brands and consumers alike. At Zee5, our endeavour is always to provide an engaging and enriching content viewing experience for consumers across genres, languages and devices."
Film critic, Komal Nahta on hosting the show, “Glad to host a lockdown show with absolutely exclusive and all varieties of star jodis... that’s what ‘Yaar Ka Punchnama’ is. Fun, frolic, friendship, feelings... and famous people, each talking from his home in these times of self-isolation. Sure to hook you!”
This virtual chat format will give all the guests as well as viewers a chance to get to know interesting facts, funny stories and how life has changed for these celebrities, who are currently facing the same challenge as any other individual in India. The show aims to spread cheer and fun during a time when uncertainty surrounds most of us.
Click below to watch the promo: