‘Rising Star’ winner to sing for Bhatt’s next

Bhatt, who has launched Bollywood singers like Arijit Singh, Atif Aslam and Arko Pravo Mukherjee, will now give a platform to Bannet.

Bannet, hailing from Jalandhar’s Dosanjh Kalan, was named the winner of the TV show on April 23. Along with a trophy, he took home Rs 20 lakh as prize money and bagged a contract with Vishesh Films.

“Rising Star’ has taken my passion for singing to another level; it has given me the platform to share it with the world! I am indebted to the viewers whose constant support and votes have encouraged me to be a better performer,” Bannet said in a statement.

Delhi’s Maithili Thakur and Bengaluru’s Ankita Kundu were named the first and second runners-up respectively.

Aired on Colors channel, the show was judged by singers Diljit Dosanjh, Shankar Mahadevan and Monali Thakur. Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor joined the judges for the finale episode.

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