Shah Rukh Khan to Host Indian Live Extension of Simon Cowell's 'Got Talent'

7:35 AM PST 08/02/2014 by Nyay Bhushan
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Shah Rukh Khan

The special ticketed event will be held this December and showcase 10 Indian and international talents.

Shah Rukh Khan is set to host Got Talent World Stage Live, an on-ground extension of the Simon Cowell-owned Got Talent television franchise. The local version of the talent show has seen five seasons on Viacom18's flagship Hindi entertainment channel Colors, co-produced by FremantleMedia India.

Khan will host the live event, which will be held on Dec. 6, at Mumbai's Andheri sports complex. Tickets will go on sale next week. The event will showcase 10 Indian and international talents such as popular illusionist Darcy Oake. A recording of the event will subsequently air on Colors.

"Performing arts is a pure act of passion and love," Khan said in a statement. "I am glad to associate with Got Talent World Stage as a host. I am sure that we will get to witness some extraordinary talent."

"The Got Talent format has uncovered some incredible stars around the world, and this is a great celebration of Indian and international artists," added Cowell.

"We have been associated with the Got Talent franchise for over six years now, which has not only witnessed the successful India's Got Talent series but also a corporate extension in the form of CEO's Got Talent," said Colors CEO Raj Nayak. "We are looking forward to the on-ground extension of the property especially because it gives us the opportunity to raise the entertainment quotient through the exhibition of exceptional local and international talent."

Khan — who started his career in television back in the late eighties — has hosted Indian versions of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader in the past. Following last year's blockbuster hit Chennai Express, the superstar will return to the big screen this November with his latest film Happy New Year.

Got Talent World Stage Live is co-presented by Colors along with RFS Entertainment and event management company Cineyug.

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