Tannaz Irani is a busy woman. She and hubby Bakhtiyar Irani are in the process of making two short films and a talk show. While their show ‘Tango With Tannaz’ was announced a couple of months back, shooting for the same has just started. Tannaz will host Manoj Bajpayee for the first episode and Chunky Pandey will be part of the series down the line.
Talk Shows are immensely popular on the tv circuit and they have been around since the seventies. Doordarshan used to host several top celebrities of the time for interviews. With the TV boom in the nineties, when private channels were given the nod, many celebrities got a chance to display their human side to the audiences. The most successful talk shows were Farooq Sheikh’s Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai, Shekhar Suman’s Mover’s and Shakers and others. Rajat Kapoor changed the format with his Aap ki Adalat, where the celebrities were literally put in the dock and judged.
Streaming doesn’t have a lot of talk shows. Netflix has only now launched the David Letterman show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.’ A demand for a homegrown talk show is quite natural, and it’s interesting to see that Tannaz has decided to tap this unexplored area.