Sunday night, two young stars found their shining light as they were announced the winners of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. For the first time in the history of reality shows, two champions were declared. One being West Bengal’s Shreyan Bhattacharya, the other being Maharashtra’s Anjali Gaikwad. While the winners are currently enjoying in their hometowns, celebrating their win, Shreyan got in an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com where he shared, “I am really happy and excited to have won the show. We have been part of this show for 10 months and were eagerly waiting to know who will win it and it couldn’t have been a sweeter ending than this.”
When asked if he was expecting to win the show, the 12-year-old said, “Initially there were no expectations as we were really getting into the groove of the things. But as we were about to reach the finale, more than expectations, I had a desire to take home the trophy. And God actually helped me fulfill it.”
While there was a palpable excitement, Shreyan confessed he might have been happier if he was a solo winner. “All six of us have worked hard and each one of us deserved to win. Anjali is also very talented and people loved her, so she too won it. I don’t have complains but of course it would have been different if it was just me,” he said with a smile.
Shreyan got a lump in his throat as he spoke about his parents, “They broke down in tears when my name was announced. More than me, they have worked hard and it was their dream to see me with the trophy. Seeing them.so happy, I also couldn’t control my emotions.”
Lastly, when asked about his future plans, Shreyan said, “I still have a long way to go and need a lot of practice. I have decided to spend the coming years in my riyaaz and then comeback strong as a playback singer. When I do so, I would love to sing for Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor.”
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs is judged by Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya and Javed Ali, along with a 30 member jury. It is hosted by Aditya Narayan. Apart from Shreyan and Anjali, Dhroon Tickoo, Shanmukhapriya, Sonakshi Kar and Vaishnav Girish were the finalists. The spectacular grand finale event also saw celebs like Kapil Sharma, Bharti Singh, Ravi Dubey and Parag Tyagi present on the stage.