Colors announces winner of ‘India Banega Manch’


After months of entertaining viewers through its never-seen-before audience engagement format, Colors’ talent based reality show ‘India Banega Manch’ came to a close with salsa enthusiasts Amit and Sakshi being crowned as the winner. The show’s innovative concept moved away from conventional reality show formats empowering a live on-ground audience to select talents worthy of winning the title of India’s ‘Ultimate Talentbaaz’. Along with the trophy, Amit and Sakshi were also awarded a cash prize of Rs.11 lakhs. Joining in the celebrations of the Grand Finale was ‘Mubarakan’ cast Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Athiya Shetty, along with action master Rohit Shetty and ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ contenders Rithvik Dhanjani, Hina Khan, Ravi Dubey and Nia Sharma.

Goa’s salsa wonders Amit and Sakshi won their first Jeet Ki Seat when they impressed a live audience with their sultry moves and impeccable synchronization at Mumbai’s Growel Mall. With the ultimate goal to put Goa on the global talent map while familiarising the country with the dance form, it is their true-grit and determination that has led to them being crowned India’s first ‘Ultimate Talentbaaz’, the winners of India Banega Manch.

Talking about their win, Amit and Sakshi said, “India Banega Manch has been a truly overwhelming experience for both of us; we cannot thank COLORS and BBC Entertainment enough for creating this platform for people like us who are looking for an opportunity to prove their mettle. We are indebted to the viewers, whose constant support has motivated to push our limits to become a better performers and reign over as the ‘Ultimate Talentbaaz’.”

Celebrating ‘India Banega Manch’s first successful season, Manisha Sharma, Programming Head – Colors said, “As a channel, we are committed to bringing viewers vibrant content with unique concepts that are both innovative and entertaining. With India Banega Manch, we experimented with a new format based on direct on-ground audience engagement; making pure talent the key driving force. Looking forward, our endeavour is to continue bringing such dynamic shows to the Indian audience.”

Commenting on the conclusion of ‘India Banega Manch’, Myleeta Aga, SVP & GM South East Asia and South Asia at BBC Worldwide said, “India Banega Manch marks another successful association with COLORS in delivering quality content to audiences. The show’s success is a result of months of hard work put in by the team and we have come a long way in terms of creating a massive canvas for talent through iconic locations. As we wrap up the first season of the show, we would like to congratulate Amit and Sakshi on their win and hope that all their aspirations and dreams are realised.”

Adding charisma and humour to the Grand Finale was ‘Mubarakan’s fabulous trio Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Athiya Shetty. Anil’s contagious energy set the stage ablaze as the audience joined him in rooting for the talentbaaz. Taking the entertainment level a notch higher was the entry of Khatron Ke Khiladi’s tough task master Rohit Shetty along with strong-willed contenders Rithvik Dhanjani, Hina Khan, Ravi Dubey and Nia Sharma whose quick wit left host Krushna Abhishek speechless. The exhilarating evening drew to a close when Rohit Shetty announced Amit and Sakshi as the ultimate talentbaaz of India Banega Manch, bringing much joy and happiness to the billions of viewers who have supported them throughout their journey.

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