Lata Mangeshkar to grace Star VOI finale


MUMBAI: It’s time for the grand finale of Amul Star Voice of India, as finalists Ishmeet and Harshit will prove their worth on this reality show on 23 November at 10 pm and 24 November at 9 pm on Star Plus.

Gracing the event with her presence is Lata Mangeshkar who will present the winner’s trophy. Joining her will be a host of stars, namely John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Boman Irrani, Vivek Agnihotri, Kunal and Gayatri Ganjawala and Kavita Krishnamurthy.

Amul Star Voice of India, producer and director, Gajenderra Siingh exclaimed, “It’s a great honor since it has my life long ambition to have Lata ji endorse the show. I’ve pursued her for nearly 12 years to come on my show. It’s finally a dream come true! Despite her views on biased SMS voting by the public she has agreed to be a part of the event only because she strongly believes that the show upholds the traditions of true music. ”

Mangeshkar confirmed that her family will be present on the evening of finale. And when quizzed about her personal favorite from amongst the two talented finalists – Ishmeet and Harshit , she added, “I’m so fond of both that I can’t make a choice between them. ”

Sharing the list of songs that she would like to hear on the eve of the finale from the two finalists, Mangeshkar advised the boys to sing original compositions over pre-recorded Hindi film songs since that will give a true indication of their talent.

Ishmeet stated, “My heart is beating so fast… I still can’t believe that she blessed us and gave us many tips to be better singers, better human beings, especially on how to handle fame and failure.”

Harshit added, “Her blessings are so precious. I’m so thrilled to have become a finalist or else I would never have had the good fortune of spending time with her.”