July 09 : With unlock 2 announced recently, several Indian television shows are starting their shootings, adhering to the new COVID-19 guidelines issued by the government. Along with several daily soaps, the popular weekend shows are also going to floors.
One of these popular shows is Zee TV’s singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. The season 8 of the reality show will start shooting from Friday, July 10, with a major change in the judges’ panel. While two of its judges— legendary singers Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu have opted out of the show due to their date clashes, Himesh Reshammiya and Javed Ali will step in their shoes and will join Alka Yagnik on the judges’ panel. Both Himesh and Javed were associated with Li'l Champs in 2017.
TV host-actor Maniesh Paul will return as the host of the show. He will also resume shoot on the show soon. Post the hiatus, the judges and the host are excited to be back on the set.
Due to the pandemic, all production houses have been asked to follow the new guidelines. The cast and crew are all set to accept the new normal and maintain social distancing on the sets besides taking all the required precautions.
Meanwhile, the team of The Kapil Sharma Show are also set to resume shoot by mid-July. The scripts and gags for multiple episodes have been finalised and locked.