The BBC Asian Network has announced a series of exciting new programs set to feature some of the biggest stars of the subcontinent as well as a slew of British Asian talent.
The series will begin in May and will include meet the stars events, comedies, dramas and specialized programmes featuring, among others, Shah Rukh Khan, Meera Syal, Madhuri Dixit and even Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi.
The biggest draw of the series, unsurprisingly, will be King Khan – already something of a fixture at the digital channel – who will present his own radio show from 28 May to 1 June. The five-part series, titled Shah Rukh Khan’s Heroes, will see SRK taking listeners on a journey of discovery, shedding light on the personal heroes who inspired him.
Listeners of the channel will also have a chance to meet the star at the Asian Network studios through an exclusive competition, details of which will be announced in May.
Actress and Comedian Meera Syal will host a 4-part series from 9 July to 12 July, Meera Syal’s Asian Comedy Story, explores the history and future of the genre and reflects on her own experiences and career.
Out of the studio, Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi will appear at a unique one-off coaching event at Edgbaston, 13 May after presenting a show on the Network on 9 May.
Other highlights include a series of special interviews conducted by Noreen Khan with the likes of Adnan Sami (16 May) and Bollywood legend Madhuri Dixit (23 May).
For more details on programs and how you can get involved, visit www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork.
- Staff Reporter