The Olympic bronze medalist and second ranked boxer in the world, Vijender Singh, will now be seen on the small screen. He will be hosting the Indian version of the action sport reality show. Percept Picture Company and Bulldog Media & Entertainment will be co-producing the show. The reality show will focus on a group of boxers who will be competing against each other in a single elimination style. The show will also highlight the contestant’s journey throughout the show.
Bulldog Entertainment vice chairman and managing director Akash Sharma said, “At Bulldog, it has been our constant endeavor to bring the highest quality formats of international programs to India. Reality Television has long since arrived in India and is here to stay. The Contender is a rage around the world and we are planning to create an even bigger success here in India. This is our first initiative in co-production, and re-associating with Mark Burnett again this time for The Contender merely affirms our conviction to provide the Indian audience with only those shows, which will make them, anticipate more fun, action, healthy competition and drama in each episode.”
Percept joint managing director Shailendra Singh added, “The venture with Bulldog is another first. We are confident that our relationship with them will grow from mutual strength and reach its goal of offering the finest in action sports and entertainment to the Indian audiences. With Vijendra Singh as ambassador, we are confident that Indian audience would get a taste of the Real Action Hero.”
The world class boxer seems to be more than happy about his association with the game beyond the boxing ring.