Bhatinda’s pride Sunny Hindustani won the Indian Idol 11 trophy, Rs 25 lakh, a car and a contract with T-Series last night at the Grand Finale episode aired on Sony TV last night.
Indian Idol 11 journey came to a glorious end last night with Sunny Hindustani taking home the Indian Idol 11 trophy. The Bhatinda’s singer, who won the show with his soul-stirring voices was popularly known for his rendition of Nusrat Fateh Ali khan’s song. After much anticipation, the melodious singer won the show took home a hefty prize of Rs 25 lakhs, a car, a contract with T-Series and a shimmering gold Indian Idol 11 trophy.
The grand finale episode of Indian Idol 11 had Sunny Hindustani pitted against Ankona Mukherjee, Adriz Ghosh, Ridham Kalyan and Rohit Raut. Sunny Hindustani thoroughly impressed the judges when he sang Bhar Do Jholi Meri, Halka Halka Suroor and Mere Rashke Qamar. ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ actor Ayushmann Khurrana couldn’t hold back as he praised Sunny saying, ‘Hum na actor bade self-obsessed hote hain. Humein lagta hai hamari struggle sabse achchi hai, sabse badi hai. Inke saamne toh kuch hai he nahi. Jahaan se aye hai, jitna hunar inke paas hai…mujhe lagta hai inki maa sabse ameer hain.’ Actress Neena Gupta also looked impressed with Sunny’s magical voice.
In the last episode of Indian Idol 11, first and second runner-up of the show Rohit Raut and Ankona Mukherjee won Rs 5 lakh each. Ridham Kalyan and Adriz Ghosh took the fourth and fifth spots on the show. They received prize money of Rs 3 lakh each. Other finalists have rewarded with Rs 1 lakh each from Lotus Herbals.
Sunny Hindustani always charmed the judges Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya with his soulful voice. The singer gained popularity right from his audition days when Anand Mahindra shared his audition video on Twitter. The video of him singing ‘Afreen Afreen’ went viral instantly on the internet. Sunny has been quite famous on the show given that his voice matches well with legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He was also popularly called the ‘Rooh’ of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Sunny Hindustani’s melancholic voice impressed Bollywood actors during the run of the show. Actor Kunal Khemmu gifted him Goddess Laxmi locket, Kajol and Ajay Devgn also praised him when they appeared on the show. The finale night had glittering performances by Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani, Krushna Abhishek and Bharti Singh.