Building their podcast properties further, South Asia's largest music and audio streaming service JioSaavn is launching the fifth season of #NoFilterNeha. Co-created with Neha Dhupia's 'Big Girl Productions', this #WorkFromHome edition of the chat show is aimed at bringing forth raw, uncensored stories from celebrities across fields. The show will open with an exciting episode with Saif Ali Khan on Wednesday, 25th of August, 2020.
While the show will retain some signature fun formats, it will highlight Neha - the mom, producer, actress and host adjusting to the new normal. The new line up of guests and their #NoFilter conversations include some renowned names including - Saif Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Bhumi Pednekar, Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Kabir Khan, Kiara Advani, Neena Gupta, Rana Daggubati, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Roy Kapur and a very special guest.
For the first time, #NoFilterNeha will also lend itself to a new initiative #NFNCares under the #NoFilterNeha banner, putting the spotlight on young leaders. Neha will speak to children who have been champions for change in their own right, from breaking the taboo around menstruation to preventing child marriage in villages and more. #NFNCares has partnered with Save the Children through the Dream Accelerator Initiative which focuses on deepening the engagement with children who are empowered and taking on independent projects for social change. JioSaavn users and fans of the show can choose to be a part of this initiative by donating to the cause, simply by tapping on the banner on the app.
Excited for the fifth season, actor, producer and host, Neha Dhupia said, "This season is different from the previous seasons in terms of the approach. While the format remains the same, this one is a bit special for me since we're all trying out something new and have all walked in with great enthusiasm. The idea is to keep coming back and giving our fans exactly what they've loved us for. We are adapting to the new and have recorded the whole podcast from our homes. So, this season is straight from my home to yours."
The 12-episode series on JioSaavn will premiere on the 25th ofAugust with new episodes every Tuesday. The first four weeks of the series will be available first for JioSaavn Pro subscribers and will later be available to users from the 22nd of September. Users can subscribe to JioSaavn Pro at just INR 99/month for access to the show, in addition to many more unique offers.
Speaking about the new season, Ishani Dasgupta, Lead, Podcast and Partnerships at JioSaavn said, "#NoFilterNeha has been a hit amongst audiences since its pilot season and continues to grow, catering to users across demographics. We are delighted to be able to put together another exciting season for fans, at a time when we could all do with a little joy brought to you in the form of unfiltered conversations. Consumers' appetite for podcasts are increasing and we continue to work towards strengthening and building on our IPs."
The music and audio streaming service, JioSaavn, is one of the largest platforms for podcasts in India, and has been chosen by millions of users across the world. JioSaavn first launched a suite of podcasts and original audio shows in early 2016 and has since increased its podcast catalogue ten-fold.