Discovery Communications will soon enter the General Entertainment space with its new channel, Discovery JEET aimed at providing stories that are real-life entertainers.
Discovery JEET is slated to launch sometime in September with an inspirational story on Swami Baba Ramdev, on the battle of Saragarhi and few more.
We at IndianWikiMedia.com have come to understand that ace filmmaker Rohan Sippy is making a show for JEET which will be a crime investigation based show, under the banner Black Swann.
News coming to us is that the show is titled ‘Khan No. 1’. The series will have a central character of Khan who would be the cop handling various crime cases. The stories will be featured on an episodic format with various actors playing their parts.
Now to the actor playing Khan, Bollywood actor Rajesh Sharma who has been part of critically acclaimed as well as commercial films like Khosla Ka Ghosla, No One Killed Jessica, Chillar Party, The Dirty Picture, B.A. Pass, Tanu Weds Mannu Returns etc has been roped in to play the titular role.
As per sources, “The shoot for the series has begun in full swing. Rajesh Sharma perfectly fits the bill of the main protagonist.”
As for Rohan Sippy, he needs no introduction. Son of Ramesh Sippy, Rohan has directed films Kuch Naa Kaho, Bluffmaster, Dum Maro Dum. As Producer, his movies are Chandni Chowk to China, Taxi No. 9211 etc.
We buzzed the channel spokesperson but could not get any reply.
Watch this space for more updates.