Akansha-Rouhan win ‘Chhote Ustaad’

Sunday, October 10, 2010

MUMBAI - India’s Akansha Sharma and Pakistan’s Rouhan Abbas were Sunday night declared the winners of Star Plus singing reality show Amul Chhote Ustaad-Do Deshon Ki Ek Awaaz.

The combination of Akansha, 13, from Amritsar and Rouhan, also 13, from Lahore beat other two finalist pairs Rishabh Chaturvedi-Farrukh Ali Moon and Sayantan Paul-Ahsan Ali to walk away with the title of Chhote Ustaad and a cash award of Rs. 20 lakh.

Judged by singers Sonu Niigaam and Rahet Fateh Ali Khan, the show brought together raw talent from India and Pakistan in the age group of 8-13 years.

The show began with 10 pairs, an Indian and a Pakistani singer each, which over the period of three months and stiff competition came down to the final three.

The cast of upcoming film Golmaal 3, including Tusshar Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Khemu and director Rohit Shetty attended the grand finale as special guests along with legendary singer Asha Bhosle.

The guest list also included Pakistani singer Shafaqat Amanat Ali of “Tere naina” fame and Master Salim of “Kadi te hans bol” fame.

The show was hosted by Abhas Joshi and actor Omi Vaidya.

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