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Abhay Deol to host ‘Gumrah 4’ on Channel V

MUMBAI: Star India’s youth entertainment channel, Channel V, is all set to launch the fourth season of its teen crime show ‘Gumrah: End Of Innocence’, with Bollywood actor Abhay Deol as the host.

Gumrah-seasonThe one-hour show will launch on 31 August, airing at 1 pm every Sunday. The 13-episode series will aim to further comprehend the psyche of teenagers and understand the stress and pressures of modern life on them.

Commenting on the show, Channel V EVP and business head Ajit Thakur, who had recently taken charge of the channel from Prem Kamath, said, “The show is about the youth, their tryst with crime and the circumstances which led to the incident, rather than sensationalising the crime or the criminal himself. Over the years, the show has gained popularity with its exceptional content and execution, and we are upping the ante this time around, hoping to really get the message across.”

Produced by Balaji Telefilms, each episode will narrate a tale of heinous crimes committed across the country by innocent teenagers driven to a moment of insanity.

Hosted by Deol, each episode of the series will see the actor accompanied by another celebrity. The episodes will turn the spotlight on a celebrity who will talk of a teen crime story that they have experienced or witnessed in the course of their lives.

Deol stated, “I’ve been a huge fan of the show and am excited to be a part of the greater message. ‘Gumrah’ focuses on the thought that nobody is born a criminal, but instead circumstances and certain unforeseen incidents take you down a bad path. The idea is not only to educate parents and families but also the youth.”

The promo of the show presents a bunch of youth stating they want to be murderers or kidnappers when they grow up. This leads to the statement ‘No One is Born a Criminal’, as Deol mentions how youth are sometimes pushed to commit a crime owing to various reasons.

First launched in March 2012, the show attempted to showcase crimes committed by the most unassuming section of society – teens. Through its multiple seasons, the show tried to give a new outlook on how crime is perceived by viewers.