Big FM has come up with a new show – Big Katha, to reimagine and retell stories from the past with a modern twist, all the while ensuring that the story retains its core essence and morals.
The show will be hosted by RJ Khurafati Nitin and RJ Pihu, and will air on Saturdays from 8 pm – 9 pm and Sundays from 6 pm to 7 pm.
Sunil Kumaran, Country Head, Product, Marketing and Thwink Big, Big FM, said, “Big FM has always been a pioneer of newer formats of storytelling. Our shows like Yaadon ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra and Suhana Safar with Annu Kapoor have been trailblazers on radio setting a remarkable benchmark for storytelling. With Big Katha, we are contextualizing the classic folklore of Akbar and Birbal for the newer audiences. It is modern day storytelling, reimagining the tales and narrated in a unique avatar for our listeners. With our vast network, we hope to make this experience an exciting and immersive one for our audiences.”
Nitin said, “Storytelling is in our Indian DNA, be it in the form of classic tales, books or content. I am looking forward to recreating these stories giving it a modern twist while not losing their essence and morals. Akkad Singh has many qualities of Akbar, and I can’t wait to get into his shoes and entertain our followers and listeners.”
Pihu, who will portray the character of Babita, said, “We have all grown up listening to the tales of Akbar and Birbal and it gives me immense pleasure to retell a host of stories with a touch of modern flavours. I am excited to begin the journey of Babita and I hope our listeners enjoy our storytelling.”
The show will be available on radio and digital platforms, tapping all audiences, and will also be converted into podcast format and will be available across leading audio streaming platforms.