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Mega Icons Season 2 back with stories of some of India’s biggest icons from September 20

Deepika Padukone, Ratan Tata, A. R Rahman and Kalpana Chawla (told by her parents) to share unique perspective behind their life choices on National Geographic’s upcoming series

National Geographic will be back with the second season of Mega Icons from September 20. This season will deep dive into the life journey of Deepika Padukone, Ratan Tata, A. R Rahman, and Kalpana Chawla to decipher many milestone moments that defined their success. 

The maiden season was a success and featured the stories of Virat Kohli, APJ Abdul Kalam among others.

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Featuring globally acclaimed icons from various walks of life, season 2 of mega icons promises to be bigger and better. The series will bring viewers closer to these icons through exclusive and intimate interviews of them and their close ones. Using cinematic recreations, the unique format will decode whether it was their conditioning, experiences, and hard work, or their perspective to look at things differently that defined their path to success. The global icons featured in Mega Icons season 2 have been carefully selected keeping in mind some of the biggest obsessions of the country — movies, music, science and entrepreneurship. The four-part series is aimed to feed the curiosity of discerning viewers, who wonder what made these Icons into who they are today.

The second season of Mega Icons is all about the brand’s endeavour to marry exclusive access to some influential personalities with authentic and powerful storytelling. The series will feature India’s ‘Man of Steel’ Ratan Tata, world renowned actor and fashion icon Deepika Padukone, iconic Bollywood singer, composer and music producer A. R. Rahman and the first Indian woman who went beyond the skies, Kalpana Chawla (told by her parents). 

Anuradha Aggarwal, Head, Infotainment and Kids, Star and Disney India, said, “With a scintillating and inspiring set of new icons, Mega Icons, season two, builds on the success of the first season.  The show aims to satisfy the curiosity of discerning viewers who want to comprehend the role of life choices in defining one’s success. The series seeks to inspire and motivate the youth by diving deep into the lives of these successful personalities to find the answer to an elusive question — what made them who they are today?” 

Ratan Tata, Chairman Tata Trusts and Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons, said, “I have always admired National Geographic’s authentic factual representation of everything involving nature, science, culture, and history and happy to be a part of the upcoming series that continues our joint relationship.”

A. R. Rahman said, "It's a pleasure to be part of Nat Geo's Mega Icons series along with Ratan Tata, Deepika Padukone and the life of the late Kalpana Chawla. I hope you find inspiration from our stories."

Deepika Padukone said, “National Geographic for me embodies credibility and iconicity. I feel incredibly humbled to be a part of the celebrated series, Mega Icons, which allows me to share a glimpse of my journey with people across the world.”

Mega Icons Season 2 will premiere on National Geographic on September 20 and will be available on Disney + Hotstar. Here is the entire line-up:

All episodes to air every Sunday at 7 pm. 

Deepika Padukone: 20th September 20

Ratan Tata: September  27 

A. R. Rahman: October 4

Kalpana Chawla: October 11

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