Stories from the past that have been passed down through the centuries continue to interest everyone. What began as simple stories that held the listener’s attention from beginning to end has now taken on a deeper meaning when one recognises the principles they instilled. BIG FM has launched a new show, BIG Katha, to cater to the growing need for gripping stories full of excitement, mystery, and exciting adventures. The programme will recreate and retell these interesting stories in a contemporary setting while maintaining their basic essence and principles. Each episode of BIG Katha, hosted by popular RJ Khurafati Nitin and RJ Pihu, has the appropriate ingredients of profound homage to the original stories, as well as new additions of rich themes, dark moods, fantasy, and a dash of drama thrown in for good measure! Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the show airs.
Giving stories a unique, yet modern touch, two of the most loved RJs from BIG FM, RJ Khurafati Nitin and RJ Pihu, will adorn the characters of Akkad Singh and Babita respectively. A modern day Birbal, Babita is one who’s dropped out of her college to pursue her dreams of start-up, while Akkad Singh, on the other hand is a modern-day Akbar, who owns an empire in Chattarpur and wants to be a political figure in the future. BIG Katha, through its stories, delves on these characters, giving the audience an experience that keeps them at the edge of their seat and grip their attention with plot twists.
Speaking about the show, Sunil Kumaran, Country Head, Product, Marketing and THWINK BIG, BIG FM, said, “BIG FM has always been a pioneer of newer formats of storytelling. Our shows like Yaadon ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra and Suhana Safar with Annu Kapoor have been trailblazers on radio setting a remarkable benchmark for storytelling. With BIG Katha, we are contextualizing the classic folklore of Akbar and Birbal for the newer audiences. It is modern day storytelling, reimagining the tales and narrated in a unique avatar for our listeners. With our vast network, we hope to make this experience an exciting and immersive one for our audiences.”
Adding on, RJ Khurafati Nitin, popular BIG RJ from Delhi, commented, “Storytelling is in our Indian DNA, be it in the form of classic tales, books or content. I am looking forward to recreating these stories giving it a modern twist while not losing their essence and morals. Akkad Singh has many qualities of Akbar, and I can’t wait to get into his shoes and entertain our followers and listeners.”
Known for her popular morning show in Bhopal, RJ Pihu who will portray the character of Babita said, “We have all grown up listening to the tales of Akbar and Birbal and it gives me immense pleasure to retell a host of stories with a touch of modern flavours. I am excited to begin the journey of Babita and I hope our listeners enjoy our storytelling.”
BIG Katha is extensively promoted across all platforms of BIG FM. It will be available on Radio and Digital platforms, tapping all audiences. The show will also be converted into podcast format and will be available across leading audio streaming platforms. So don’t forget to tune in to BIG FM on Saturdays from 8 pm – 9 pm and Sundays from 6 pm to 7 pm and listen to your favourite tales.