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The god business

 Jhinuk Sen |  2013-09-22 23:07:26.0  |  New Delhi

The god business

News has been sufficiently exhausting this week so I decided to steer clear from matters of national importance and picked MasterChef Australia and some Indian mythology instead.

Now MasterChef Australia, this season is pitting the men against the women. So they have all the pinks and the blues in place; the advert for the show had the men declaring that all the top chefs in the world are male while the women argued that they cook meals everyday - who can match up to that? Well you know what comes next! The men are high on the eye candy quotient. The easy camaraderie is escalating to the usual drama high, but at least it is fun.

Alternately. I had watched something called the ‘Boot Camp’ for Junior MasterChef with Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapoor and Surjan Singh Jolly. The way the kids cooked was actually borderline scary. If the kitchen sink did not have enough drama already - there were kids swearing that they loved cooking. Which kid picks cooking over watching Spongebob? The season has progressed miles already.

Jhalak Dikhla Jaa wrapped up the season finale last week with Drashti Dhami and her choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan bagging top spot, the grand ending had Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan joining Madhuri Dixit, Remo D’Souza and Karan Johar to witness the final curtain calls.

Now, shifting focus to Devon ka Dev Mahadev on Colors and the new Mahabharat on Star Plus - two shows that has audiences raving about how insanely good looking the actors are. Gone are the days of the old Mahabharat and Ramayana where none of the actors were swoon worthy. And as the story goes Mahadev will be making an appearance on Mahabharat. 

But, as a friend said, ‘It looks like they tried and tried and tried and got to the level of Xena the Warrior Princess.’ And if you recall it right, Xena was quite an eye-sore. Now if the Indian gods ever graduate to the Spartacus (the HBO series) level - well then we are talking! Till then - be happy with a Mohit Raina.

Jhinuk Sen

Jhinuk Sen

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