Baba Ramdev in a still from Om Shanti Om. (Source: Star Bharat) Photograph: (Others)
The bhajan reality show premiered last night on Star Bharat
Baba Ramdev now has more prime time than ever.
The self-styled Guru will now be seen mentoring a bhajan reality show titled "Om Shanti Om" that premiered last night. The show is running on the newly launched channel Star Bharat.
His mission with this show is "to connect the youth with bhajans so that they can connect with their souls, become more confident and get successful in life".
Those supporting him in his endeavour are celebrities who will judge the show: Sonakshi Sinha, Kanika Kapoor, Shekhar Ravjiani, host Aparshakti Khurana and Ranveer Singh who is the host for an episode.
As for now, the reality show will have 14 divine voices that have been selected at an audition held at Patanjali Yogpeeth.
The judges on the show are called Guru Cools who sit in music asanas (poses) while judging the show. They chant "Om" before judging the contestants. Baba Ramdev also sits in music asana and breaks into impromptu bhajans in the middle of the show.
In the premiere episode, Ranveer Singh performed a Ganesha Aarti, then chants Om before he begins the show.
Also, to not miss is the fact that Baba Ramdev makes the audience say slogans like Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Vande Mataram towards the end of the show.