Azwan’s fun shows for Raya


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 06 Nov 2004

BY ZIEMAN

KUALA LUMPUR: Azwan Ali, who is producing a festive edition of his popular Cit-Cat show on Astro Ria and three Hari Raya specials on RTM, said he wants to only work with committed people. 

“I like to be with committed artistes who are not demanding, easy to work with and problem-free.  

“Those involved have to give their full concentration as it involves long and irregular hours.  

“I also have to choose artistes with a good sense of teamwork,” said Azwan, who will have Raja Azura as his co-host on Cit-Cat Raya 2004 on Astro Ria and Salam Lebaran on RTM. 

This is the eighth year he is producing, directing and scripting his annual chat show for Astro Ria.  

THE FUN CROWD: Azwan (second from left) sitting among the cast of Cit Cat Raya 2004(from left)Ezlynn, M. Daud Kilau and Azura.

“I have to make sure it is highly entertaining,” said the host of the highly-rated weekly programme Cit-Cat Bersama Azwan. 

His cast, described as “a bunch of committed, disciplined artistes,” include Erra Fazira, Ezlynn, Datuk M. Daud Kilau, Bienda, Zamani and Akademi Fantasia stars Mas and Nija. 

He added: “The show promises to be entertaining, with loads of humour, skits and messages for the whole family.  

“It will feature social issues like Melayu Baru, illegal immigrants and family relationships. And, of course, some sensational gossip.” 

Like his weekly show, fans will get to see their favourite artistes singing and acting in the hour-long Cit Cat Raya 2004, in which M.Daud Kilau will be making his first appearance. 

“He is a natural when it comes to acting; something we didn’t think he was capable of doing. Watch him with Ezlynn in their popular duet, Pening,” said Azwan. 

Cit Cat Raya 2004, recorded and sponsored by Royal Adelphi Hotel in Seremban, will be screened at 11.30am on the first day of Hari Raya. 

Salam Lebaran, over RTM, will be a request and dedication programme, a concept which Azwan said is “rather different.” 

“The Hari Raya messages and well-wishes will be read by two siblings who are constantly at loggerheads,” said the 38-year-old host who has also scripted another festive offering on RTM, a musical comedy titled Cinta Apa Di Pagi Raya. 

Besides that he will host a special edition of popular chart show, Hitz 1, which will be recorded live from the Istana Hotel here on Nov 14. 

Azwan had previously directed and produced several Hari Raya programmes, like Serunding, Cak Cak Raya, Raya Rantau, Lontong, Sambal Raya and Melodi Raya. 

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