Popular Tollywood heroine Tamannaah Bhatia is all set to make her Television debut as a host for the popular cooking reality show Master Chef India’s Telugu version. She is expected to begin shooting for the show from next month after the COVID situation subsides. The shooting is slated to take place at film city in Bidadi, Karnataka.
MasterChef Telugu will have the opening and closing episodes of 90 minutes each and 26 episodes of one hour each. While Star India reserves the rights for producing "MasterChef India" in Hindi, Sun TV Network has bagged the satellite rights for producing the regional versions of the show in Sun TV (Tamil), Gemini TV (Telugu), Udaya TV (Kannada) and Surya TV (Malayalam).
Actors Vijay Sethupathi, Prithviraj Sukumaran and Kichcha Sudeep will be hosting the show's Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada versions, respectively and Tamannaah Bhatia will host the Telugu version.
The Innovative Film Academy, in association with VELS Film International and Invenio Films, has taken up the franchisee rights from Endemol Shine to produce the show in four languages - Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.
The actress who goes with a popular moniker as ‘Milky Beauty’ in the South Film Industry claims to be passionate about cooking and coming on board as a host for the show was an exciting development." I can't wait to treat myself to all the exotic culinary delights on set. It's going to be extremely exciting and gratifying," she said.
After her successful entry into the OTT platform with 11th Hour and November Story, Tamannaah Bhatia will now debut in a Television reality show. She has her kitty full with "Bole Chudiyan" in Hindi, and "Seetimaarr", "Gurthunda Seethakalam", "Maestro" and "F3" in Telugu.