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CNN-News18, one of the leading national English news channel has kept the engagement and entertainment quotient high throughout 2020 with the best of shows in the most interesting and unique format. As India prepares to bid adieu to the year that 2020 was, CNN-News18 plans to usher in the New Year with a series of specials that will wrap up the year gone by.

Keeping viewers at the core of its content strategy, CNN-News18 is back with another edition of ‘The Bollywood Roundtables’ – an award winning year-end series that features India’s finest actors, actresses, and directors. Hosted by Shilpa Rathnam, this year’s entertainment series will witness candid and eye-opening conversations with guests who delivered the best performances in 2020.

The Actors’ Roundtable will feature Divyenndu (Mirzapur 2), Ritwik Bhowmik (Bandish Bandits), Jaideep Ahlawat (Paatal Lok), Ishaan Khatter (A Suitable Boy)and Pratik Gandhi (Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story) who will discuss how their life changed post each of their successful OTT debuts and how 2020 was a game changer for the entertainment industry.

CNN-News18 will also showcase ‘The Year That Wasn’t’, a year end episode of the weekly show that will effectively encapsulate the year 2020 by bringing its viewers the best from all facets of the society.

Apart from this, ‘The Bollywood Roundtable – The Actresses’ witnessed Konkona Sensharma (Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare), Sumukhi Suresh (Pushpavalli), Shweta Tripathi  (Mirzapur 2), Tillotama Shome (Sir), Maanvi Gagroo (Four More Shots Please! Season 2), Aparna Balamurali (Soorarai Pottru), Shreya Dhanwanthary (Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story)and Rasika Dugal (Mirzapur 2). 

The artists opened up about their year in the Bollywood and their work, what changed in the film industry post the #Metoo movement, the lack of women directors in the film industry, and pay parity. The channel also showcased a Christmas special of their popular show ‘The Week That Wasn’t’. Anchored by Cyrus Broacha, the programming featured a special Christmas song and a satirical showcase on how people are celebrating a pandemic-era festive season.

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