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Registrations Started - Star Anchor Hunt on Star News

Star News, the leading news channel in India invites you to participate in a first of its kind reality show on News Television called Star Anchor Hunt.

Mumbai, India, March 22, 2010 --( Star News Star Anchor Hunt is a path breaking initiative to bring forward the hidden talent of those who want to shine in the News Media world. This show will search for the best News talent in the country and the winners, one male and one female will get a chance to be a TV News Anchor with Star News.

This is an innovative platform for aspiring journalists to showcase their talent to the world and be a part of the rich vibrant team of Star News. The ideal candidate should be able to work in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment. If you are comfortable working in front of a camera, think on your feet, good diction and excellent communication skills this is your right job.

Budding News Anchors will have to register on the website and selected candidates will subsequently be invited for Audition rounds which will take place across 10 cities: Indore, Nagpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Delhi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.

To know when auditions are happening in your city, please visit

Registeration can be done at

About The Judges
The judges for the show are eminent personalities from the industry: Tisca Chopra, Chetan Bhagat and Deepak Chaurasia.

Tisca Chopra is an actress who has worked in theatre, television and movies. In 2007, she appeared in the much acclaimed Taare Zameen Par with Aamir Khan. She also works with the National Knowledge Commission (NKC), a high level advisory body to the Prime Minister of India, working for educational reforms pan India. Tisca has hosted the National Bravery Awards 2009, the Rajiv Gandhi National Awards 2008 and also a Quiz show on National Geographic Channel for the TERI, called Terraquiz.

Chetan Bhagat is the author of four blockbuster novels, Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of life (2008) and 2 states-the story of my marriage (2009). All his books have remained bestsellers since their release and have inspired major Bollywood films.

Deepak Chaurasia, is a well known face of Indian electronic media and is one of the smartest political minds in Indian television who would often offer the most provocative take on the day's news from the campaign trail and beyond. A Deepak Chaurasia-report validates a story's importance. Currently he is editor, National affairs with Star News. For the last two decades he has covered almost all the important events across the world and in every corner of our country. Whether it was Gulf war or post 9/11 coverage or Kargil war, he was there to present the ground report for Indian viewers.

About Star News
Star News, the leading Hindi News channel is best defined by a fair and balanced approach that combines prompt reporting with insightful analysis of news and current affairs. Living up to it’s motto of “Appko Rakhe Aagey”, Star News is a people’s channel that focuses on relevant news in a cutting-edge format. Since its inception, Star News has grown to command a reach of over 43 Million* Indians on a weekly basis. As a responsible news channel, Star News has been at the forefront of empowering it’s viewers through information, by exposing evils in society with an objective of cautioning people and as a social crusade for a better society. Path breaking stories like Bihar floods, Sting operation on Fatwa, Delhi elections, Mumbai terrorist attack are some the efforts that have put Star News at the top of people’s minds.

As per the latest TAM figs, the reach of STAR News is approximately 20 times higher than the reach nos. of BBC World, and approximately 30 times higher than CNN.

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