Singing reality show Rising Star, which aired on Colors, has finally come to an end. After days of stress, singing, and great performances, Bannet Dosanjh walked away with the coveted trophy along with Rs 20 lakh.
Hailing from Dosanjh village of Punjab, the native village of Diljit Dosanjh, it is a moment of pride for budding singer Bannet Dosanjh to have emerged victorious on Rising Star, a show judged by the Punjabi superstar himself.
Top three finalists Ankita Kundu, Bennet Dosanjh and Maithili Thakur battled against each other in tonight’s episode, but it was Bannet Dosanjh, who took away the trophy. Along with a cash prize worth Rs 20 Lakh and Rising Star’s trophy, Bannet Dosanjh also got the golden opportunity to debut as a playback singer in Mahesh Bhatt-led Vishesh Films’ next venture.
“This is unbelievable. I feel I am living a dream right now. I will live up to the title and work harder now,” Bannet told media after winning.
Working for Vishesh Films is a golden opportunity for young Bannet. “All I am thinking about this is that I will have to work a lot on my singing. There are people who have expectations of me. I wish I can uphold the honour of this win and through my singing, I can express myself to a larger audience,” he said.
But more than the mention of an assured debut with Vishesh Films, it was the question about his idol that lit up his eyes. Talking about Diljit, Bannet said, “I have grown up listening to Diljit paaji. He is a big inspiration because coming from a village and then making a career here is a huge thing. And, this is what I always wanted for myself, to be as successful as him. And I will work harder to become like him, most importantly a good human being like him.”
The finale was a grand affair, and it also saw Bollywood star Anil Kapoor as its special celebrity guest, who seemed to be enjoying himself a lot on the show.
On his career wish-list, like every aspiring singer, Bannet also said that he wishes to collaborate with Indian music maestro AR Rahman. When asked which actors he would like to sing for, he smiled and said, “Shah Rukh and Salman Khan.” But with an even bigger smile, Bannet shared another Bollywood wish of his. “I want to sing songs, which are picturised on Jacqueline Fernandez or Shraddha Kapoor, I am a big fan of them.”