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Nausheen-Anuj team up again for ‘Crimes of Passion’

Mumbai: Nausheen Sardar Ali and Anuj Saxena, who became popular after playing a couple in the 2001 TV soap “Kkusum”, team up again to host “Crimes of Passion”, a show about crime against women.

“It is based on crime against women and it’s a daily show. It will come from Monday to Thursday at the prime time 9.00 pm slot. The 99 percent of the stories will be based on real life incidents,” Anuj told IANS.

“Me and Nausheen will be hosting the show. We both basically open the show and end the show summarizing the problems. We have basically targeted Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Uttrakhand. The show will educate the audiences, advice them…it’s a drama plus social cause,” he added.

Nausheen-Anuj, who won millions of hearts, are ready to strike a new chord with the audiences with “Crimes of Passion” that goes on air Monday on Big TV.

Anuj is not perturbed by the competition and said that there might be a lot of crime shows on small screen “but the USP of our show is the stories based on only women”.

One of the popular shows by Balaji Telefilms, “Kkusum” saw Nausheen in title role and Anuj as Abhay and it was premiered on May 2001 and concluded in November 2005.

Anuj said that their brand value is intact as “people still recall us as Abhay and Kkusum so that brand value still exists.”

Nausheen too feels that people still want to see them together and added: “Anuj and me are like family. We share a good comfort level and it reflects on screen. People still want to see both of us together, which is a good thing.”

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