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FROM news in shorts, music videos, shopping, dating and food ordering to talk shows, everything is app-based and on the go. It’s the new age truism and everyone is taking to it. A reason enough for Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia to attempt #NoFilterNeha, an audio chat show that is on air on Saavn, the music app.
“Freewheeling conversations with my friends from the industry — that’s what this show is about. Things and fun facts that aren’t featured on Google make it to the show. Unedited and mad conversations. It’s totally millennial stuff,” explains Dhupia who opened Season 1 with Karan Johar. Every new episode goes live on Tuesdays and is 45 minutes long.
While the format is the same as any other talk show, Dhupia is convinced it’s different because, “The biggest advantage is, it is an audio chat show and it’s easy for my guests to let down their inhibitions, be completely candid, and not be worried of being captured on camera.” From KJo, to Sonam Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Ranbir Kapoor, Vishal Dadlani, Kareena Kapoor and Chetan Bhagat, the show has an interesting line-up.
With such a motley group of guests on an audio show, radio would have been a better option, but Dhupia has her reservations. “Censorship and restrictions on radio would have marred the USP of the show,” she says. So while digital and app-based media are still joining the dots of content and censorship rules, shows like these are feeding listeners with interesting gossip.
— Ayesha Tabassum