Star Bharat’s devotional
musical reality show, OM SHANTI OM, where ‘tradition
meets trends’, saw an extravagant grand finale. Arfin Rana Mir, a Kolkata
boy, took home the coveted title along with a cash prize of Rupees Ten Lacs. Priya
Malik and Riya Bhattacharya were adjudged as first and second runners up
respectively. The grand finale witnessed splendid performances by the
participants and judges Sonakshi Sinha, Kanika Kapoor and Shekhar Ravjiani.
Om Shanti Om is the first ever devotional music reality show where contestants
performed on a number of devotional songs with a contemporary twist. Ever since
its launch, this unique show became a household name in India and carved its
own place on Indian Television.
Arfin Rana Mir, the much
deserved winner expressed his excitement,
“I am on cloud nine.
The feeling of winning the trophy of Om Shanti Om has not sunk in yet. This is
one of the best moments of my life. I am thankful to Star Bharat for giving me
this platform. I am indebted to the viewers for their constant love, and to the
Gurucools, whose words of wisdom have guided me throughout this journey. I pray
that my journey of becoming India’s best play back singer starts on a brighter
Sonakshi Sinha expressed her happiness on the winner as, “Arfin Rana Mir is a well-deserved winner of Om Shanti Om.
He does complete justice to the title. Every week, I would wait for his
performance as he sang all the songs with so much of ‘jashan’. I wish him all
the very best for a melodious and bright future.”
Shekhar Ravjiani, one of the coolest Gurukools on the show, expressed his views on Arfin’s victory
“Arfin has grown as a singer throughout the show. He
has always been focussed
and followed our
advice. He is a powerhouse performer and I am extremely happy with his
Calling Om Shanti Om as one of the best experiences Kanika Kapoor
expressed her excitement on the winner as, “Arfin
Rana Mir has an extremely appealing voice and is a very well deserved winner.
Right from the start, I have seen him improving and his voice has just been
enhancing with every episode. One thing that I really loved about him is that
he would respect the feedback given by us and implement the same in the next
round. He is exceptionally talented and has always been loved by all.”
The judges evaluated the
contestants on the basis of 2 rounds; new compositions and famous devotional
songs. The show even witnessed Sachin-Jigar, who were the guest judges and
Om Shanti Om, the ultimate torch bearer of ‘traditional’ music in India that aired on Star Bharat heartily
congrats all its contestants and wishes for their brighter future.
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