‘People need know participants’ path,’ says Urmila Matondkar, who defends sob tales on reality programmes


Indian TV reality programmes are frequently chastised for showcasing participants’ sob tales in order to elicit compassion from the audience. Sonu Nigam, who has been linked to singing reality programmes for a long time, has even labelled it a “marketing item.” However, Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar, who will soon be a judge on the dance reality show DID Super Moms, has assured viewers that the show will focus solely on skill rather than sob tales.
Urmila noted in a recent interview with The Times of India that candidates’ personal experiences will only be shared to project their travels and how hard they worked to get to the platform. “It’s important for people to understand their journey and the hard work they’ve put in,” she said.

The actor, who previously served as a judge on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, stated that the candidates on DID Super Moms were picked based on their merit rather than their “emotional background.” “We have made sure that only those folks who are talented enough go forward,” she explained.

DID Super Moms will be judged by Maine Pyar Kiya star Bhagyashree and choreographer Remo D’ Souza, in addition to Urmila. The third season of the reality show, which will include mothers of different ages, will be hosted by Jay Bhanushali, who presently hosts DID L’il Masters.

Jaaved Jaaferi, a judge on Boogie Woogie, previously expressed his thoughts on today’s popular reality shows. “There are benefits and drawbacks,” the actor told indianexpress.com. The biggest positive, in my opinion, is that the talent is given a chance and a platform. The disadvantage is that these presentations might seem overly artificial at times.”