(drama reviews) Channel V’s new fiction show ‘Ishq Unplugged’ launched this week on 7th March at 7:30 PM. The show has a unique setting; backdrop of a singing competition called ‘India’s Star Duo’. Unlike other fiction shows which rely mostly on heavy drama this show will have a perfect mix of singing, romance and drama to keep the youth hooked on. The main leads for the show are not just good actors but talented singers as well. The main leads Mandy (Mohit Gaur) and Antara (Shruti Prakash) portray singing hopefuls.
The romance between two completely opposite characters plays out on the backdrop of the reality show which they want to win for their own reasons. The show airs Mon – Fri at 7.30pm. To let the viewer’s experience the essence of the show, Channel V organized an on ground activation – ‘Live Karaoke Session’ with the show leads at a famous coffee shop in Versova, Mumbai. The participants had the opportunity to sing and have fun with the stars and also win some exciting goodies while they were at it.
The Karaoke activity has also been activated for 5 days across select coffee shops in Mumbai & Delhi. Kick-starting the activity on the 11th March 2016, the lead cast swayed the audience with a live musical performance on the title track of Ishq Unplugged. Joining in the gusto of karaoke session, the audiences crooned a few notes as well.
Speaking on the Karaoke session activity, Mohit Gaur commented to say, “Ishq Unplugged is a show that brings together an unlikely singing pair who are from completely different worlds. It a show that is a mix of singing and a great storyline that fans will love! I love interacting with the public and Karaoke was a great way to meet them.
The Karaoke activity was a fun experiment from the start and hope for many more such ways to meet the audience face to face”. Shruti Prakash, the female lead of Ishq Unplugged shared saying, “The Karaoke session with the fans was truly a memorable experience. Ishq Unplugged seeks to showcase great singing within an exciting storyline. I was glad at receiving positive reviews about the show from our avid fans”. The live karaoke session was abuzz with excitement as fans got to perform along with the Ishq Unplugged duo.
The title song brought in a number of people to participate to try their best rendition of the song whilst Mohit and Shruti stood beside them clapping with encouragement!. In addition to the show, Channel V’s dance fiction show D4 – Get Up And Dance (Mon-Fri 7PM), SaddaHaq – Season 2 (Mon-Sat 6:30pm), Teen crime show ‘Gumrah’: End of Innocence (Sunday 7pm) and action-packed romantic drama show casing two lifetimes Mastaangi (Mon–Sat 6pm) continue to be on air. All the new and current shows are available anytime on hotstar.