One of the leading Telugu entertainment channels Gemini TV had launched a cookery show Master Chef with Milky beauty 'Tamannaah Bhatia' as the host. As the concept was a big hit in the north, everyone expected that the show would create the same magic in Telugu too. But the makers of the show have dropped Tamannah as the host.
Not happy with the behavior of the makers of the show, the south siren had slapped them with a legal notice in which she had accused the makers of not clearing the dues she was supposed to get as part of her contract.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy beauty Tamannaah Bhatia said that initially the contract was made for the entire season and the makers haven't paid the dues despite shooting for around eight weeks. There is no word from the makers on the issue, Tamannaah said.
The makers have responded to the legal notices sent by the actress reportedly in which they alleged that Tamannahha Bhatia did not attend the shoot properly resulting in a big loss for them Initially an agreement was made for Rs 2 crore but she skipped the shoot and as a result, they suffered a loss of Rs 5 crore allegedly.
However, there is no information on why the makers had to replace Tamannaah with Anasuya Bharadwaj. Keeping everyone guessing on the reason behind the change in the host, the makers released a promo that features Anansuya as the new host. She will be the host of the balance episodes in the current season.
Given the fact that Anasuya is one of the leading hosts and anchors in Telugu, the makers are hoping that her magic will work well for the show and the ratings will go up. We have to wait for the TRP of the next episodes to see how Anasuya fared in the show.
The Telugu version of Masterchef, a cooking reality show, was aired in August this year. The initial episodes have recorded good numbers in the Television Rating Point(TRP). Media reports say that the steady fall in the TRP ratings might have forced the makers to go for a host change.