Mumbai, Oct 11: India's Akanksha Sharma and Pakistan's Rouhan Abbas have won the 'Chhote Ustaad' singing reality show, which brought together young talent from both the countries under the religion of music. The winners of the competition, declared last night, received a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs each. The runners up Rishab (India) and Moon (Pakistan) got Rs 5 lakh each.
The 'Golmaal 3' team led by director Rohit Shetty and actors Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor and Tushar Kapoor along with Asha Bhosale witnessed the glittering function.
Renowned singers Sonu Niigaam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan were the judges on the Star Plus show, which went on air in July.
Sharing his experience at the musical show, Sonu Niigaam, said, "It has been a truly enriching one.. mentoring and judging these talented kids from India and Pakistan. The winners thoroughly deserved the title while they did have a great competition. The kids are truly amazing and I am extremely happy that their talent has been acknowledged and applauded by the entire nation."
"More than winning, its about the experience that the kids had on such a unique show like 'Chhote Ustaad', I am sure they are going to remember it forever," he said.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, said, "I am blessed to have had this opportunity to judge a show like 'Chhote Ustaad' that brought amazing talent from India and Pakistan together for the first time. It was an experience of a lifetime for me interacting with these kids and mentoring them." PTI