Akshay plays a pivotal role as host of MasterChef India. He forms an integral part of each and every episode. Somewhere setting the task… throwing the “Akshay Challenge” a part of the Saturday Play out and he is always there when a contestant is being eliminated on the Sunday Episode. MasterChef is a show that celebrates great people who make great food, it is a one of its kind culinary competition series based on the smash hit U.K and Australian format of the same name. On this show, people who passionately cook as a hobby and have absolutely no experience in the food industry, fight for the title of ‘best cook of the country’. MasterChef is not just a TV show, it’s a cultural phenomena. The show converts the most mundane daily chore of cooking into a life changing experience. The show is an emotion packed cut throat competition, which is easy to connect with and will keep the viewers at the edge of their seats.
International versions of the show have broken rating records in two of the world’s biggest markets. It has been successfully running in UK since 1990 and the Australian version became third most watched Australian TV program since 2001, its finale ranking as one of Australia’s most-watched programs in a decade. In India where people are defined by what they eat, they are sure to take this show as seriously as the food on their plate. In India it has been a one of its kind nationwide search for the best cook in the country. It’s about people who are executives, house wives, home cooks and students, anyone and everyone is a part of the show, all you need is an undying passion to make great food. Contestants are put through the paces with various challenges as they compete head-to-head to create delicious dishes. These everyday at-home cooks now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show their passion and excitement for food as they are put to the trial and judged by India’s best. The Indian version of the show isn’t just be about food, it is about emotions, pressure tests and extreme culinary circumstances where the finest culinary genius will be put to the test. MasterChef India is being mentored and judged by the Super Star in a new avtaar, Akshay Kumar who in turn is helped by Ajay Chopra, the tough as old boots master judge and Kunal Kapoor, the man who romances with culinary delicacies. The MasterChef India journey is taking its contestants through the rigors of cooking where tasks and challenges test their very limits, broaden their culinary horizons and hone their cooking skills to the sharpness of a cutting edge knife. The Indian version won’t just end with finding the best cook of the nation, it goes a step further. The show offers to set up a winner for life. The grand prize is a cookery show on Star Plus, winner’s own cook book and a cash prize of one crore rupees. Rule of the game is just one, Tasty Dish, Warna Game Finish!