Mumbai, Aug 4: Audio entertainment streaming platform Saavn today revealed an entirely new slate of original programming to debut in August and September.
The new collection of shows includes Film Companion with Anupama Chopra and #NoFilter Neha hosted by Neha Dhupia.
Additionally, internationally acclaimed musician Raghu Dixit joined Saavn's Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program.
These exciting announcements followed the launch of Saavn's Original Programming in April 2016, which marked the evolution of India's largest music streaming service into a multimedia entertainment streaming platform.
Starting from August 11, Saavn Originals will premiere with Film Companion with Anupama Chopra. In addition to movie reviews, Film Companion will feature interviews with A-list film stars, as well an in-depth look at what's worth watching in India's ever-growing movie scene.
"I'm very excited to be on Saavn," said Anupama, adding, "I've never done a long form audio show before and this is both an exciting and challenging opportunity.
I hope to learn and grow with Saavn." Saavn also adds tongue-in-cheek talk show #NoFilter Neha with Neha Dhupia to the Saavn Originals lineup.
"A big inspiration for me are Tina Fey, Ellen DeGeneres, Madonna and other dynamic strong women who are constantly pushing themselves and doing so many things," said Neha.
"For me having an audio chat show is another exciting challenge which I hope gives me another opportunity to show my quirky side.
Saavn to me is a place where the talented meet the cool and vice-versa and I am happy to get on board with them as a content creator, she added.
According to Gaurav Wadhwa, Vice President of Entertainment and Originals at Saavn, "This is a breakthrough moment for us.
In addition to widening our fan base, these new shows will help to solidify Saavn's transition from music streaming to becoming a global entertainment streaming hub.
We're ecstatic to bring these shows to our growing audience and can't wait to bring them even more fantastic programming.".