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Old 01-23-2010, 05:33 AM
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Default First Episode Full Details: National Bingo Night (Spl.Photos)

About the show:
  • National Bingo Night is an Indian game show, based on the American game show of the same name, produced by Urban Brew Studios which schedule to premiere on Colors TV on 23 January 2010.
  • The show is hosted by Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan. The first celebrity guest on the show was Amitabh Bachchan, the father of the show's host.
  • National Bingo Night is marketed as an interactive experience for both the studio audience and viewers at home. Members of the studio audience attempted to win a game of bingo while competing against a solo studio contestant as well as live television audience.


Format, How to Pay:
  • In each episode, two fast-paced, rounds of BINGO are played. The contestant plays one of many in-studio games, which is driven by the game ball numbers (1-75). The nation can play alongside the studio contestant by crossing out the numbers on their own 'National Bingo Night' tickets.
  • Each Ticket is only applicable for the Game number specified on it. Every episode of the Game Show will have two games: a Yellow Ticket Game and a Green Ticket Game. The host announces the game number and colour of the ticket to be played on at the beginning of each Game. The home viewer has to circle the numbers announced by the host that are taken out of the dome, if they appear on their ticket.
  • Viewers are instructed not to poke a hole in their tickets, or scratch out or strike-through the numbers. All the balls/numbers that are taken out will be displayed on the television screen from time to time during the game.
Stars, Contestants, Participants:
  • Amitabh Bachchan - Won ₹ 25,00,000
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Karan Johar - Won Maruti Suzuki Sx4 Car ₹ 25,00,000
  • Deepika Padukone & Farhan Akhtar - Won Maruti Suzuki Sx4 ₹ 25,00,000
  • Pravesh Rana & Vindu Dara Singh - Won Maruti Suzuki Sx4
  • Arshad Warsi & Vidya Balan - Won ₹ 1,00,000
  • Sonali Bendre & Kirron Kher - Won Maruti Suzuki Sx4
  • Avika Gor & Avinash Mukherjee - Won Maruti Suzuki Sx4
Host:
The teasers have done their job and Abhishek's Aaram Classes saw full attendance. However, it's finally time for the first ever episode of the most electrifying show on television National Bingo Night with none other than the hottest youngest superstar today - Abhishek Bachchan. And what's more? Participating as the first contestant on the show is none other than his own - Paa - the enigmatic Big B himself - Amitabh Bachchan. Abhishek believes that his PAA needs the maximum aaram these days and hence decided to give his dad a time of his life through his new game show IDEA National Bingo Night!.

The audiences have known both the Bachchans as actors for so long, but now, they'll get to witness the true father - son relationship that only those close to the Bachchan family have had the privilege to witness. To make things even more exciting, Amitabh Bachchan will be experiencing a role reversal of sorts as he now will be sitting on the hot seat playing a game of Bingo while his pyaara beta will be the one anchoring the show! To add to the fun Mr. Amitabh Bachchan will also be seen delivering the famous dialogues of his blockbuster films like AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY, AGNIPATH and DEEWAR and revive the episode with stories and memories of his 40 year old film career with a fun game of Bingo!

An exciting show filled with a lot of interesting firsts, National Bingo Night, is one of those shows you wouldn't want to miss. So, don't forget your date with AB Junior...join him in fun, masti and excitement as he celebrates life and plays a game of Bingo with his Dad!


Upto Date Show Details with Photos - CLICK HERE


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Old 01-23-2010, 05:38 AM
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Default Idea 'National Bingo Night' On Colors, Premieres 23rd January '10

Say Bingo On Saturday Nights With Abhishek Bachchan.The Launch Episode To Feature Mr.Amitabh Bachchan Playing Bingo With His Son!

Mumbai, January 18th '10: Keeping true to its tradition of bringing something new and exciting, COLORS India's No 1 General Entertainment Channel, today announced the launch date of their electrifying new show 'IDEA National Bingo Night'. Superstar and the original Aarami Abhishek Bachchan will be the host and your date every Saturday night starting January 23rd, at 9.00 pm only on COLORS. The launch Episode will have Mr. Bachchan as Abhishek's special guest for the evening. So all you need is a big, comfortable sofa and some 'aaraam' to sit back, enjoy and win lots of exciting prizes week on week even in the comfort of your homes.



Speaking about the show and Abhishek, Ashvini Yardi, programming head of COLORS said, "National Bingo Night is a fun-filled concept which has tasted a lot of success abroad and has now come to India to entertain our audiences. The most unique aspect is that even the television audiences can play the game in real time. Also, having the Junior Bachchan hosting this show makes National Bingo Night the perfect ingredient for a fun-filled Saturday. With this show we plan to add variety to our weekend programming. You will witness Abhishek in a new endearing avatar that the audiences will surely enjoy with an exciting game of Bingo."

IDEA 'National Bingo Night' is a show that combines the energy and drama of a nationwide television event with an air of celebration that brings in together our Host Abhishek Bachchan's close celebrity friends, masti, music, along with the simplest and most interactive game in the world - 'Bingo' . Apart from lots of gup shup there will be two fast paced rounds of the number game Bingo played by the studio contestant or Abhishek's guests, driven by numbers drawn from the 'Bingo Bubble'. The studio audience meanwhile has to predict the numbers and match them with the tickets that will be handed out to them. This is a show where not only the studio contestant but also the television viewers will participate in real time and win lots of exciting prizes week on week. To add to the fun, the show has a 'Bingo Buddy' in the form of the cute-as-a-****on Ali Asgar who keeps a check on all the 'Bingo Bombs' in the audience. 'Ali Baba' as he is fondly referred to by Abhishek Bachchan adds the 'Masti' to the whole episode in his various avatars.

Describing the show further was none other than the newest celebrity on the television block, Abhishek Bachchan said, "The sheer simplicity of the idea and the fact that this show is highly interactive is what attracted me to it. Winning here is easy, you need not answer any difficult questions or perform any strenuous physical tasks. The idea is simple- leave behind all your worries, relax and enjoy. It's all about making your Saturday nights entertaining right in the comfort of your own home!"

Talking on adapting the international format in India, Nachiket Pantvaidya, Managing Director, Fox Television Studios India Pvt. Ltd said, "We are excited about getting our international format, National Bingo Night, to India on Colors. We bring together a unique and a first of its kind interactive game format that gives the audiences both in studio and watching the show in any part of India an opportunity to win fantastic prizes with no effort. We have enhanced the format with music, dance and a host of celebrities and is sure to resonate with the Indian audiences."

Incase you are wondering how TV audiences can get tickets? All they need to do is check the day's leading papers for their tickets, or SMS for tickets. Alternatively, tickets can also be downloaded from the show's website http://www.webnsn.com It's a game where not intellect but lots of aaram and good guesswork in a relaxed frame of mind determine the winners!

There's lots of laughter, cheer, some mind-blowing performances and a game show, all rolled into a single hour of entertainment every Saturday night!

Stars, Contestants, Participants:
Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar , Pravesh Rana, Vindu Dara Singh , Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher ,Avika Gor and Avinash Mukherjee will be seen.


Don't Forget To Tune-In To 'NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT' On Colors, Starting January 23rd AT 9.00 P.M.
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Default Big B to Feature on First Episode of Abhishek’s “Idea National Bingo Nights” Show




Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan gets ready to make his TV debut with “Idea National Bingo Nights”. Abhishek will be seen playing the game with his father Amitabh Bachchan in the inaugural episode of the show to be aired on Colors channel. The show will go on air from Jan 23 at 9.00 p.m.


Dressed in a formal black suit, Abhishek was at his wittiest best at a press conference here Monday. With his one liners and spontaneous answers, the audience was in splits and enjoying every moment of the session. Explaining why his father is featuring in the first episode, Abhishek said that he wants him to do some ‘aaram’ (rest) through the show.“As a son, I want my father to relax a bit, slow down his work and take care of his health. But he hardly takes my advice. So I called him on this show to take some ‘aaram’,” Abhishek told reporters.


Being produced by Fox Television Studios India Pvt Ltd, the show will have two fast-paced rounds of the popular guessing game ‘Bingo’.Talking about this show, Abhishek said: “The sheer simplicity of the idea and the fact that this show is highly interactive is what attracted me to it. Winning here is easy, you need not answer any difficult questions or perform any strenuous physical tasks. The idea is simple – leave behind all your worries, relax and enjoy.”


Apart from Big B, Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar, Pravesh Rana, Vindu Dara Singh, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Sonali Bendre, and Kirron Kher will be seen in subsequent episodes.
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