Idea Zee Cinestars

Idea Zee Cinestars was a popular talent-hunt reality show that began its second season after the success of its first season show India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj on Zee TV channel in 2006. The second season of the show was produced by Optimystix Entertainment. The show went on air in the first week of November and had its Grand Finale in March 2007 at a glittering 2 hour ground event that was televised live.

Zee Cinestars Season 2
The promotional logo image of "Idea Zee Cinestars".
Created byZee Network &
Optimystix Entertainment
Presented byAman Verma
JudgesAnupam Kher
Pooja Bhatt
Madhur Bhandarkar
Opening theme"Zee Cinestars"
Country of originIndia
No. of episodesTotal 37
Running timeApprox. 52 Minutes
Original networkZee TV
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original release3 November 2006 
10 March 2007
Related showsIndia's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj
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The show's main concept is to find Bollywood's next superstar among many of the contestants who participated. This is a reality/talent show and is a hunt for Bollywood's next superstars. It is a platform where contestants display their talent to on-looking nation and get voted as the next Bollywood star.

Zee Cinestars is a platform for every Indian youth who dreams of making it in the movies. A 1 hour talent hunt show; it will feature participants from various cities in the country, who will showcase their acting and dancing skills in the show. The aim of the show is to find two potential stars, who will be given an opportunity to feature in their forthcoming film which is to be produced by a leading banner.

This reality series is split into various stages and will essentially showcase the ecstasy, trauma, victory and defeat through 18 weeks. The hunt will narrow down to 2 Best performers from the entire nation. 60 participants will be brought down to Bombay – ‘The City of Dreams’, where, over the weeks they will begin to get eliminated to give us the winners of Zee Cinestars. The 60 participants are grouped as couples who will be groomed by Bollywood’s popular Directors and Choreographers. The Best couple is chosen by the viewers who have been voting for their favourite performers, through the weeks. This journey to fame is interwoven with the trials and tribulations of the participants who are thriving to be introduced to Hindi Cinema as actors.


Winners of Zee Cinestars 2007

Runner-up Zee Cinestars 2007


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