Star Bharat’s devotional musical reality show, OM SHANTI OM, where ‘tradition meets trends’, saw an extravagant grand finale. Arfin Rana Mir, a Kolkata boy, took home the coveted title along with a cash prize of Rupees Ten Lacs. Priya Malik and Riya Bhattacharya were adjudged as first and second runners up respectively. The grand finale witnessed splendid performances by the participants and judges Sonakshi Sinha, Kanika Kapoor and Shekhar Ravjiani.
Om Shanti Om is the first ever devotional music reality show where contestants performed on a number of devotional songs with a contemporary twist. Ever since its launch, this unique show became a household name in India and carved its own place on Indian Television.
Arfin Rana Mir, the much deserved winner expressed his excitement, “I am on cloud nine. The feeling of winning the trophy of Om Shanti Om has not sunk in yet. This is one of the best moments of my life. I am thankful to Star Bharat for giving me this platform. I am indebted to the viewers for their constant love, and to the Gurucools, whose words of wisdom have guided me throughout this journey. I pray that my journey of becoming India’s best play back singer starts on a brighter note.”
When contacted Param Pujya Swami Ramdev Ji he shared, “Like Om Shaanti Om, in the future we aim to create such effective shows that will use bhajans as a way to connect the younger generation with Indian culture and traditions. My heart felt congratulations to Om Shaanti Om's winner Arfin and best wishes for his brighter future.”
Sonakshi Sinha expressed her happiness on the winner as, “Arfin Rana Mir is a well-deserved winner of Om Shanti Om. He does complete justice to the title. Every week, I would wait for his performance as he sang all the songs with so much of 'jashan'. I wish him all the very best for a melodious and bright future.”
Shekhar Ravjiani, one of the coolest Gurukools on the show, expressed his views on Arfin’s victory “Arfin has grown as a singer throughout the show. He has always been focussed and followed our advice. He is a powerhouse performer and I am extremely happy with his victory.”
Calling Om Shanti Om as one of the best experiences Kanika Kapoor expressed her excitement on the winner as, “Arfin Rana Mir has an extremely appealing voice and is a very well deserved winner. Right from the start, I have seen him improving and his voice has just been enhancing with every episode. One thing that I really loved about him is that he would respect the feedback given by us and implement the same in the next round. He is exceptionally talented and has always been loved by all.”
The judges evaluated the contestants on the basis of 2 rounds; new compositions and famous devotional songs. The show even witnessed Sachin-Jigar, who were the guest judges and performed too.
Om Shanti Om, the ultimate torch bearer of ‘trenditional’ music in India that aired on Star Bharat heartily congrats all its contestants and wishes for their brighter future.
Om Shanti Om finale episode was aired on Star Bharat on 26 th November at 9. PM