Very soon the singing reality show ‘Indian Idol’ is set to return to the small screen with its next season. To make the show grand on screen, this year the makers have signed Art Director Omung Kumar.
A close associate of the show explains, “For the 11th season of Indian Idol, Omung Kumar is back as the show’s art director. He is one of our industry’s renowned art directors, production designers. He has previously created many iconic sets and has set the benchmark in the industry. Omung Kumar collaborates with Indian Idol to give the set a grander look to attract viewers.”
The associate further told: “To change the look and feel of the set and give it a fresh look, Omung is using elements that will make the set stand out from its previous seasons. Theme for this season of Indian Idol is ‘One country is one voice’, through which he wants to celebrate the diversity of the country and the voices on Idol.”
‘We wanted a global imagery so there is a huge globe in the centre that rotates’: Sharing his views on the look of the set, Omung Kumar says, “I am happy to be associated with this show. Indian Idol is one of the shows that has set a benchmark in the television industry and has been associated with such shows ever since.” Luckily for me, different elements of the set have different meanings. We wanted a global imagery so there is a huge globe in the centre that rotates.”
Omung says further: “The whole set looks like a funnel together. And will give the viewers a view of the contestants singing in the funnel. The materials we have used are ply, acrylic which are paired with glitz and glamour. Lighting is playing a very important role as it is a singing reality show. A triangular mirror mosaic has also been added to dazzle the set.”
Omung Kumar has worked as an art director in many films like ‘Dil Hai Tumhara’, ‘Chameli’, ‘Sarabjit’, ‘Bhoomi’, ‘Meri Kom’. Talking about television, he has been a part of many shows like ‘Bigg Boss’, ‘Salim Anarkali’, ‘Mahabharata’.
(Story by Kiran Jain)