'Extreme Makeover' makes India debut

Hosted by Mona Singh, India's 'Ugly Betty'

NEW DELHI -- The latest international incarnation of ABC reality show "Extreme Makeover" came to life in India on Friday via Sony Entertainment Television.

Hosted by Mona Singh, best known as India's "Ugly Betty," "Naye Roop Nai Zindagi" (New Beauty, New Life) is produced by Niret Alva, CEO of New Delhi-based Miditech.

"Zindagi" will feature 13 episodes tracking a woman undergoing reconstructive surgery, a fitness regimen, diet and styling.

"Over two years in the making, each story on the show is not just about the skin deep transformation, but a completely new chance at life," Alva said.

Midtech soon will launch a Hindi-language general entertainment channel with Turner International.