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Dia Mirza debuts on TV with Living Foodz’s upcoming show

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Dia Mirza is all set to make her debut on television with ‘Ganga: The Soul of India’, a new show on lifestyle channel Living Foodz.

Launching on 1 May, the show will air every Sunday at noon, with a repeat telecast at 7 pm the same day.

‘Ganga: The Soul of India’ promises to give viewers a peek into the legacy shaped by India’s longest river. It explores all that the river has to offer, including the people, history, mythology, anthropology, adventure, music and of course the cuisine animated by its revered waters.

Dia Mirza Ganga

“It is impossible for me to encapsulate in a sentence the boundless joy, the learning, the discovery, the adventure ‘Ganga: The Soul of India’ has brought to my life. For those seeking to define the idea of India, this is the journey to be a part of!” said Mirza.

“Travelling is an enriching experience that often remains etched in our memories forever. ‘Ganga: The Soul of India’ will give our viewers a never-before opportunity to experience the culture, history and cuisine offered along the banks of the sacred Ganges through the eyes of Dia Mirza, who is an ardent traveller. We could not think of a better concept and host to marry the ideas of travel and culture in the Indian context,” said Living Foodz business head Amit Nair.

Mirza travels through the many towns along the majestic river, from Gomukh in the Himalayas to the Gangasagar delta where it meets the Bay of Bengal. It showcases her escapades as she explores the culture, cuisine and crafts of more than half a billion people.

The show allowed her to combine her passion and love with professional experience, she said. “Before this, I had said no to reality shows and the typical formats that actors get offered. I want people to make their own roadmap. Slow travel gives you a personal, warm and an enriching experience. TV gives you the opportunity to present yourself as who you are. The show encompasses all that I wanted to explore and do.”

She also said that while the show was a deeply spiritual and inward journey, it was also physically challenging. This was especially true in the higher terrain.

‘Ganga: The Soul of India’ is presented by Airtel and co-powered by Gowardhan Ghee. American Tourister is the travel partner.