Making his very first appearance on national television in India with a rocking rendition of his current cult hit ‘Kolaveri Di’, Tamil singer-actor Dhanush dazzled the audience at the Grand Finale of Zee TV’s singing reality show for TV celebrities ‘Star Ya Rockstar’. With the “man of the moment” presenting the “song of the moment” with sheer aplomb, TV viewers are in for a real treat as the finale of the show airs on Zee TV on Saturday, December 10 at 8.30PM. Matching Dhanush step for step and note for note as he performed to the popular ditty was the talented boy genius music composer of the popular – Aniruddh. Several other celebrity guests including Mithun Da, ace music director duo Vishal-Shekhar, DID trio Geeta Kapur, Remo Dsouza, Terence Lewis alongside DID stars like Shakti Mohan & Dharmesh, Binny Sharma, Salman, Jay Kumar Nair & Prince, singers Master Saleem and Hardeep Kaur, comedians Rajeev-Saloni watched India’s Top 3 celebrity singers – Sachin Pilgaonkar, Kapil Sharma & Manasi Parekh battle it out for the coveted title of ‘Rockstar’.
While most of the celebrity guests came forth and regaled the cheering audience with their own comedy and musical acts, it was Dhanush-Anirudh’s Kolaveri Di that sparked off the most masti, what with finalist Manasi Parekh following up the act with a Gujarati version of the same number, Kapil Sharma throwing in a Punjabi Kolaveri Di and contestant Sumeet Raghavan performing his own special ‘Star Ya Rockstar’ version that poked fun at the show’s anchor Mona Singh with lyrics like ‘Why does Mona wear only Saree?’
Completely overwhelmed at the applause and adulation from the celebrity contestants, judges and the audience at the Grand Finale, Dhanush said, “When Anirudh and I worked on Why This Kolaveri Di?, we just had a lot of fun and were so casual about it. We had not the slightest inkling that the song would sell like hot cakes and go viral on the internet. Star Ya Rockstar is such an amazing platform for actors who can sing … I think I fit the profile perfectly and wish I had participated in the show. I must add here that I was very touched by the fact that Manasi, Kapil and Sumeet came up with Gujarati, Punjabi and their own unique versions of Kolaveri Di…To hear it sung in other Indian languages is a dream come true!”
Hosted by the charming Mona Singh, Star Ya Rockstar began its journey with nine renowned TV celebrities – Ragini Khanna, Neha Marda, Vikas Bhalla, Sumeet Raghavan, Manish Paul, Chhavi Mittal, Manasi Parekh, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Debina Bonnerjee and Kapil Sharma singing their hearts out to prove their vocal abilities and performing skills to the judges Anu Malik and Alisha Chinai and the viewers at home. After long weeks of battling each other, three talented singers remain in this final leg of the race! These three versatile singers bring their own distinct styles to the competition and the finale is bound to be a nail biting dash to the finish line!
Manasi has been quite consistent and bowled over critics and masses alike with her performances every week. Forever experimenting with challenging songs and trying out different genres in music, Manasi had heartthrobs John Abraham & Ranveer Singh praise her to the skies! Manasi has time and again proven her mettle in the show with old and new songs alike. Sachin Pilgaonkar, a veteran in the industry when it comes to writing, producing or acting, finally got an opportunity to showcase his singing capabilities on Star Ya Rockstar. He proved that age is no barrier to test new grounds and his passion proves that he is still a force to reckon with when it came to singing as well. From among the 3 finalists, it has been Kapil Sharma who has been the biggest surprise element after he stormed into the show as a Wild Card entry a few weeks ago. Although better known for tickling people’s funny bone, Kapil set high standards with his very first performance and has only gotten better with each subsequent performance.