Zeenat Aman is happy that her first stint with television is in Ekta Kapoor’s show. Zeenat has recently agreed to be one of the judges on Ekta’s upcoming reality show, Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket.
“I’ve seen Ekta grow up, so I am happy that my first foray into television is for her.
I must admit that I am not much of a TV buff, but whenever I would run into Shobha, Ekta’s mom – which is just once a year – she would always cajole me about joining in.
I just went by my instincts and agreed to judge contestants on Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket.”
Zeenat has refused a number of shows in the past. About Ekta’s show, she says, “My priority has always been my family. But this time, I was approached with such enthusiasm, I just could not say no.”
Zeenat admits that Kaun Jeetega… requires a more pronounced level of commitment than an average reality show.
She says, “This is a show about discovering new talent and hence needs to be treated with special care. I’m willing to go that extra mile for it.
Ekta has plunged herself into this show with such passion… just like she always does.”
Zeenat starts shooting for Kaun Jeetega… from July 1. “Basically it would take up no more than a week to get used to the schedule. I hope to enjoy it.
It provides a platform for young people. The winners will be given a chance to work in a film produced by Ekta.
Today the opportunities for hopeful actors are so varied but when I made my debut, the chances were so limited,” she says.
Zeenat is kicked about doing the show for more reasons than one.
She is looking forward to meeting her old colleague Shabana Azmi. “Yes she’s a colleague and we have done a film together,” she adds.