Kajol, Rana Daggubati, AR Rahman to feature on The Journey of India
Hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, each episode will feature a leading voice to showcase a key theme in India’s development as a nation
Discovery+ revealed the guest lineup of The Journey of India - a six-part series, to mark India’s 75 years of Independence.
Hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, each episode will feature a leading voice to showcase a key theme in India’s development as a nation. Kajol will talk about Bollywood’s legacy against the backdrop of an actual film set in action. Conservationist and actor Rana Daggubati, along with Indian author and wildlife conservationist, Latika Nath, will highlight India’s successful initiatives in sustainability and conservation, and so forth.
The Journey of India also features contributions from SS Rajamouli, Karan Johar Hema Malini, AR Rahman, industrialist Anand Mahindra, celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, banker Naina Lal Kidwai, climate change activist Vani Murthy, fashion designer Ritu Kumar and dietician Rujuta Diwekar.
Talking about the collaboration, Kajol, shared, “Bollywood is an enigma that magnificently amalgamates India's zealous spirit of creativity, innovation, and artistic sensibilities. I’m honoured to be the one presenting to the audiences a show that celebrates the rich history of Indian cinema, which has for ages catered to the tastes of a diverse range of viewers.
Rana Daggubati said, “The Journey of India demonstrates the rich fruit of India’s collective hard work and sheer willpower borne for this nation. Adopting sustainability and becoming consciously aware as a nation is admirable, especially at this crucial stage in the climate change crisis. The network's contributions to bringing conservation to the forefront and igniting the green agenda remain unparalleled. It's an honour for me to be a part of a show that brings these spellbinding achievements to light.”
The Journey of India premieres in India on Discovery Channel, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and DTamil on October 10.