Some major shuffles have happened this year in Pepsi Battle of the Bands.
We have it from news reports that Faisal Rafi will not be producing the new season of the show and has been replaced by Shahi Hasan as a producer.
While Fawad Khan remains to be the face of Pepsi BOTB, news regarding the new panel of judges has been doing the rounds for quite some time. It was earlier confirmed that Atif Aslam would not be onboard this season; a very high participation price (we heard rumours of 25 crores being demanded) and/or unavailability of dates were quoted as reason. Then we heard, also unofficially since Pepsi made no formal announcement, that Ali Zafar would be replacing Atif.
That changed, for obvious reasons.
Now it has been confirmed that the musical duo Strings will be judges on the panel, along with Fawad Khan and Meesha Shafi. After having completed four successful years as producers on Coke Studio, the band is all set to judge the biggest music show and mentor aspiring musicians from all across Pakistan.