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Celebrate Diwali with the best Asian programming

Celebrate Diwali with the best Asian programming

In celebration of Diwali this year, we’re shining a light on our awesome selection of Asian Mela channels

By Virgin TV Edit

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate the festival of lights! This wonderful annual event is always a fantastic family occasion – so if you’ve got everyone around for a big night in, get the party started with some of our favourite Indian content, available right now through Asian Mela. 


Indian Idol

Available on Sony TV HD (CH 805) 

Judges Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya presode over the 13th season of the ever-popular singing show, with contestants ranging from the super-talented to the adorably awful and everything in between! Who will wow the judges and become the next Indian singing sensation? Fun fact, the season 4 winner Sourabhee Debbarma holds the Guinness World Record for singing upside down!



Available on Utsav Plus HD (CH 803)

Anupamaa (Rupali Ganguly) is a homemaker who’s willingly sacrificed a great deal for her family. But after she discovers her husband’s secret, she decides enough is enough and sets out on a journey in search of her identity, determined to finally live life on her own terms.


Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin

Available on Utsav Plus HD (CH 803)

An epic story set in the state of Maharashtra, this drama tells of the love between Sai (Ayesha Singh) and Virat (Neil Bhatt), taking in politics, marriages, betrayals, heartbreak, broken promises, false accusations, assassination attempts, emotional breakdowns and much, much more!


Banni Chow Home Delivery

Available on Utsav Plus HD (CH 803)

Banni (Ulka Gupta) has forged a successful career with her meal delivery service, but her life is turned upside down when she meets Yuvan (Pravisht Mishra). Their complicated friendship forces her to make compromises – so how far will she go?


KGF: Chapter 2

Available on Sony Max HD (CH 806)

Yash returns as Rocky, an assassin turned crime boss, for the second instalment of this series, which surpassed the success of the first to become the third highest-grossing Indian film worldwide. Having established himself as the kingpin of the Kolar Gold Fields, Rocky must retain his supremacy in the face of threats from his enemies – including Adheera (Sanjay Dhutt), the brother of the man he dethroned to take over the KGF.


Bigg Boss

Available on Colors HD (CH 826)

The classic reality TV format puts the contestants in a house where cameras monitor their every move and they must perform a series of tasks to see who can win favour from the audience and avoid eviction – until one emerrges as the winner! The 16th Hindi-language season of Bigg Boss is brand new this October on Colors HD. 


Jhalak Dikhla Jaa

Available on Colors HD (CH 826)

As well as Hindi Big Brother, Colors HD also has Hindi Strictly Come Dancing! Celebrities and their professional dance partners perform routines that they hope will impress the judges and help them claim the coveted title. The new season 10 contestants include Bollywood star Amruta Khanvilkar and sprinter Dutee Chand.


The Kapil Sharma Show 

Available on Sony TV HD (CH 805)

Kapil Sharma is India’s king of stand-up comedy, and he’ll keep you amused every weekend as he chats to celebrity guests on this new season of his popular talk show.


Zee TV (CH 809)

It’s a formula that’s kept reality TV fans coming back for decades – the search for talent, with the chance of cringe. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is the longest running game show on private TV in India, first airing in 1995.


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