Bhuvan Bam is all set to don the hat of a commentator for the Indian reboot of the popular 1980s Japanese game show, Takeshi’s Castle.
Bam has replaced Jaaved Jaffrey as the commentator. The latter turned the show into a legacy as he cultivated a strong fan following, courtesy his antics and on point commentary in the show.
Talking about the iconic show, Bam said, “Since the original version of Takeshi’s Castle was on television, I have been an ardent fan of the concept, execution and the hilarity of the game-show. It’s highly nostalgic for me to have grown up seeing the show and now voicing it, is genuinely a full circle moment.”
He further mentioned, “I don’t think there is anyone in my generation who hasn’t loved and enjoyed this madcap comedy. Being a part of this incredible game-show is a privilege and an honour. As an entertainer, my viewers have always appreciated the unique yet relatable characters that I’ve portrayed, and I am happy to bring a bit of my creative self as ‘Titu Mama’. I am hopeful that the younger generation will love this show as much as we did.”
The eight-episode series will retain the eccentricities that people saw in the original version - swashbuckling adventures, fun set-ups, challenging games coupled with hilarious commentary. As contestants travel from one terrifying escapade to another, Bhuvan Bam will be providing a uniquely Indian perspective and add elements of fun and laughter as one of his most-loved characters – ‘Titu Mama’ from BB Ki Vines.