'The Big Picture' will also be available on Viacom18’s streaming platform Voot and Jio TV.
Bollywood star Ranveer Singh will host The Big Picture, the Indian adaptation of the popular quiz show format, marking his television debut.
The show will be available on studio Viacom18’s Hindi-language general entertainment channel Colors. The Big Picture is adapted by the channel in association with Banijay Asia and ITV Studios Global Entertainment BV. It will also be available on Viacom18’s streamer Voot and Jio TV.
The Big Picture is a quiz show which will test the knowledge and visual memory of the contestants. With the help of three lifelines, the contestants will be required to correctly answer 12 visual-based questions and walk away with the grand prize money. The interactive format of the show will also allow the viewers to play from home.
Speaking about his television debut, Ranveer Singh said: “In my journey as an artiste, the urge to experiment and explore has been constant. Indian cinema has undeniably given me everything – it’s been a platform for me to excel and showcase my skills as an actor and I have been fortunate to get immense love from the people of India. Now, I look to connect with them in an extremely unique and engaging way through my television debut with Colors’ The Big Picture. The proposition of introducing India to a ‘now’ generation quiz show sealed the deal for me. I am delighted to associate with Colors to bring alive this exciting new property.”
Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head, Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV Network, Viacom18, added: “At Colors, it has been our constant endeavour to tread beyond the conventional to provide premium variety content. With a view of bringing new and enhanced entertainment experience for our viewers, we have over the years pioneered diverse genres that include dance reality shows, talent-based shows, stunt-based shows and voyeuristic content. Breaking new boundaries of entertainment, we are extremely excited to announce one of the biggest and differentiated quiz show- The Big Picture. We look forward to presenting this extremely unique proposition to our viewers which will be helmed by superstar Ranveer Singh. He is a maverick youth icon, who has carved a niche through sheer hard work and excellence of his craft. His youth appeal makes him an instant fit for the show and we are certain that his exuberance and charm will captivate the people of India.”
Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18, noted: “With The Big Picture, we are entering an exciting new territory and introducing a fresh new international format on Indian television. What stands out is the show’s simple yet focused format based on visuals, interesting lifelines and enhanced interactivity interface for the viewers. Visuals are a powerful medium, one that the new age India best connects with. This concept will not only provide viewers with a platform to test their visual knowledge but also give them a chance to win Big. We are delighted to work with Banijay Asia and extremely excited to welcome the youth icon Ranveer Singh to the Colors family.”
Govind Shahi, Executive Vice President, IndiaCast Media stated: “Colors is known to bring newer and the most popular reality show formats for our viewers and The Big Picture promises to be big on the entertainment factor. Added to that, superstar Ranveer Singh in this never seen before avatar will definitely increase the entertainment quotient of the show; appealing to the entire family of our South Asian viewers. We are excited to bring this Indian version of the show to all our viewers globally.”
Deepak Dhar, Founder and CEO, Banijay Asia, commented: “Banijay is known for bringing exceptional content, original or international adaptations/acquisitions to its audiences in the country. We are delighted to kick off our partnership with Colors with the internationally acclaimed The Big Picture and are confident that its unique format will garner as much attention in India as it did internationally. Working with a powerhouse like Ranveer Singh is an exciting feat in itself and we are looking forward to creating some quality content that stirs excitement and engagement at the same time.”
Ayesha Surty, SVP licensing at Global Entertainment, ITV Studios stated: “We’re thrilled to have this exciting format in India following other ITV Studios formats like The Voice and I’m A Celebrity..Get Me Out Of Here. The Big Picture brings in viewers from home as active participants and sees the return of ‘feel good television’, enhancing family viewing. We couldn’t have asked for a better platform than Colors TV or a more captivating host than Ranveer Singh to bring alive this highly energetic and enthralling show.”