Currently, there are several talent hunt shows that are currently airing on the TV. Though all of them have immensely talented participants, the votes of the ordinary people ultimately decided who should win them. However, the process is not transparent to the audience. India Banega Manch, which means India will become a Stage in English, is a reality show that tries to be unique than the others in its genre.
Mona Singh, famous for an act in the serial Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi and the film 3 Idiots, and Krushna Abhishek, nephew of Bollywood veteran Govinda and a stand-up comedian himself, are the hosts. Both of them thoroughly entertained the viewers with their funny skits. BBC Worldwide Entertainment was the production company backing the program. The format of the show was that instead of letting the artists perform inside a studio or in any enclosed space, they would tell them to present in an open Indian street.
The people that would assemble to watch the talent on display would then decide which act was their favorite. The one that the gathered people would love the most would move on in the competition. Through this process, the crowd selected the best sixteen artists from the lot. The selected contestants then further compete for the coveted trophy. The show lasted for a total of nine weeks. During the serial, many film stars would accompany the crew to the Indian streets to promote their movies as well as to appreciate the performers.
The finale, which occurred at the end of the ninth week, was a star-studded one. The star cast of the Arjun Kapoor starrer film Mubarakan graced the finals. The actors of another upcoming reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi-Season 8, were also present. This show later replaced India Banega Manch after it ended. Amit Rajput and Sakshi Kurtarkar, who are from Goa, won the competition. With the trophy, they also won the prize money of eleven lakh rupees.
Both of them were salsa dancers. Rohit Shetty, famous for his action and comedies movies in Bollywood and the host of Khatron Ke Khiladi, handed over the trophy and the cheque to the winners. Despite having abundant talent, the show didn't quite manage to top the TRP charts and stand up to the expectations of the creative heads of the channel. Colors Channel was the broadcaster and it would telecast the show every Saturday and Sunday at nine in the night.