Saawariya-OSO clash on TV
Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:07 IST
By Subhash K Jha, Santa Banta News Network
/> It's not just the Diwali dhamaka, plus the importance of two super-biggies being released on the same Friday that makes the competition between Saawariya and Om Shanti Om so hot.

Television too has taken to the impending war of the spectacles. This Saturday (September 29) while the Saawariya team will be seen on Star's Voice Of India, the Om Shanti Om team will appear at the same time on Zee's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, thereby putting the average couch potato's remote-control in a state of perpetual anxiety.

Says the Voice Of India producer –director Gajendra Singh, "Having Sanjay Bhansali and the two Saawariya debutants on our show was such a delight. Sanjayji is a complete music person.

He hand-picked all the songs from the great Raj Kapoor epics on his own, and when one of the contestants Abhas excelled singing the title song from Satyam Shivum Sunderam, he spontaneously came forward to greet the contestant.

It was a very emotional evening for all of us. Though this is the first time Ranbir and Sonam were recording for any show they were so confident."

The Om Shanti Om special to be telecast simultaneously on Zee features Shreyas Talpade, Deepika Padukone and director Farah Khan. Shah Rukh Khan couldn't appear on the show because he is apparently contract-bound with Star.

"But he sent a list of requests for the contestants to sing. Those will be featured in the second-half of the show. During the first-half we'll have the contestants singing the Om Shanti Om tracks since two of our judges Vishal and Shekhar are also the music directors of Farah Khan's film," informs Payaol Patel of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.
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