Ankit Bathla to turn host for an Indonesian cookery show!
Ankit enjoys a huge fan following in Indonesia and his new show will definitely increase his popularity even more in the country.
Actor Ankit Bathla, who was in Indonesia for a while, enjoyed his stint there. In fact, the actor will be back there soon for his next project too. Ankit will be hosting a cookery show and is excited for the same. "Indonesia has been a dream come true, I have lived every actor dream for these 7 months thanks to &TV and great gratitude for the producers of Thapki," he says, adding, "All my fans know that I love to eat and make others eat too. In fact, my friends call me Annapurna so when they offered me the show, I was super excited."
The show is different from other cookery shows. "It’s not a regular cooking show. It's about friends chilling in the kitchen so expect a lot of secrets to be revealed and of course lots of fun," he says.
Talking more about the show, Ankit says, "The name of the show has a story behind it. It's called Kit Aur Khana. My fans in Indonesia call me Kit with love so that’s where the name comes from. We have Jigyasa Singh, Aditi Bhatia, Mrunal Thakur among other guests. We were all together in Indonesia and have become close friends. I’ll miss Mrunal Jain and Shakti Arora on the show, maybe we can get them for season 2. It’s 5 episodes in season 1 and producers still working on the dates of launch."
The show is being produced by an expert in Bollywood and television. "Aruna Ji, the founder of Bollywood Inside Indonesia magazine is the producer of the show. It’s a magazine giving great insight on Bollywood and Telly wood in Indonesia," he says.
The actor has hosted shows before as well and has always liked anchoring. "I started my career in Mumbai as an anchor for corporate events. I have hosted a comedy show on Big Magic and also a televised New Year’s Eve show," he says.