Shonali Nagrani who last year anchored IPL season 1, will not be seen this time. â€œThere will be no woman around,â€ she said sadly. This sexy model (Runner up Miss India 2003) has always been associated with cricket on Max. â€œI was there for the Champions Trophy (2006), World Cup (2007) and IPL first season. I just love this gentlemanâ€™s game”, she gushes.
So will the absence of woman anchors affect this yearâ€™s IPL South African Safari? â€œIt may, for woman on field add a flavor of colour to the proceedings, which anyways is already full of men.â€ She also felt that having matches at 4 pm will a hurt viewer ship, â€œas most people will be away at work.â€
On IPL craze she says, â€œIts hit because players from different international teams get a chance to play together. And moreover as the matches are of a shorter duration, you can even party later on.â€ If not cricket, Shonali is busy doing a reality show, â€œI am sorry, I canâ€™t talk about it. But I will watch a few IPL 2 matches as I will be in that part of the world at the same time for something else.â€ Is it Fear factor 2? â€œI canâ€™t talk about it.â€
Besides anchoring (Salaam-e-Ishq and Great Indian Laughter Challenge) and hosting live shows, Shonali would not mind trying her hand at Bollywood at a later stage, “But I would never do fiction on TV as it takes away all your time. I need to do other things in life as well. Agreed fiction payâ€™s more, but then you donâ€™t even get the time to spend that money,” she reasons.