Giving viewers an opportunity to enjoy the stories of some of the most renowned cinema maestros and their distinguished work, ZEE announces the launch of the fifth season of Classic Legends. The show, hosted by the legendary lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar, will familiarize lovers of cinema with the lives and careers of stalwarts who have left an indelible footprint in the world of Indian films. Starting on Saturday, 8th December, Classic Legends Season 5 will take the viewers on a mesmerizing journey and give them a glimpse into the lives of 26 Bollywood legends who have contributed to Indian Cinema.
An elated Javed Akhtar who announced the show said, “My association with Zee began with the Season 1 of this iconic show and we have come a long way from there. It has been an absolute honour to be able to share the exemplary lives of Hindi Cinema legends. Hindi Cinema owes its grandeur to the matchless contribution of these entertainers and I am sure Season 5 will also charm the audience with lesser known stories about them.”
Classic Legends began as a step towards creating awareness about the stalwarts of Hindi Cinema whose invaluable offerings continue to stand the test of time. The first four seasons, each of which delved deep into the enthralling lives of Bollywood luminaries, received phenomenal response from people across age groups. Riding on this admiration, Zee Anmol Cinema, Zee Bollywood & Zee Cinema HD will showcase Classic Legends Season 5, a distinguished property presented by the multi-talented Javed Akhtar. Drawing from his vast personal and professional experience in the industry, Javed Akhtar will take viewers on a journey through the lives of cinema legends that have brought Indian cinema to the staggering high point at which it stands today. Viewers will learn more about the lives of these champions by the person who has had the good fortune of following these legends’ work extremely closely. Javed Akhtar will regale viewers with interesting stories about Hindi film legends through 13 episodes, each featuring 2 celebrities every Saturday. The show will premiere on Zee Anmol Cinema on 8th December at 6pm and on Zee Bollywood at 8pm.
Talking about the new season, Business Head, Zee Hindi Movies Cluster, Mr. Ruchir Tiwari said, “Classic Legends is a cinepedia that has documented stories that film lovers will cherish forever. Season 5 goes one step further to acquaint today’s generation with all-time favourite cinematic gems. All the seasons of Classic Legends were received extremely well by the audience and we received innumerable requests and recommendations from people all over India to pay homage to many more stalwarts. Classic Legends Season 5 will feature some of these luminaries. These stalwarts have laid the foundation of Indian Cinema and it is an absolute honour to have a legend himself steering the show. We are glad to have Javed Akhtar presenting the new season.”
This season of Classic Legends will showcase the lives of actors like Sridevi, Mumtaz, Omprakash, Amrish Puri, Jaya Bhaduri and Hema Malini amongst others. It will also include music directors SH Bihari, Khayyam, legendary playback singer Manna Dey, noted film-makers Basu Chatterjee, Prakash Mehra and Amiya Chakraborty to name a few.
Classic Legends Season 5 will commence with Javed Akhtar taking the viewers into the life of one of Bollywood’s most iconic jodi Rishi Kapoor and the Late Sridevi.
~ Premiering on 8thDecember, Classic Legends Season 5 will air every Saturday on Zee Anmol Cinema at 6pm On Zee Bollywood at 8pm~