Keeping in sync with the festivities of the season, COLORS’ LIVE singing reality show Rising Star serenaded viewers with a hamakedaar Sunday episode. With the spirit of Holi in the air, viewers witnessed an entertainment bonanza as their favourite Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan joined the experts’ panel to celebrate music unlike ever before!
Sunday's episode set a new benchmark altogether! Kicking off on a colourful note, Shankar Mahadevan will present a lively performance on ‘Rang Barse’ celebrating Holi. And once the music started, the experts and viewers alike continued to remain enthralled as Badrinath Ki Dulhania's Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan joined in.
Speaking on his LIVE appearance, Varun Dhawan said, “I have performed in front of a LIVE audience and nothing can beat that feeling; the adrenaline rush, the thumping hearts…it’s a different experience altogether! The show’s LIVE format is truly path breaking; it takes reality television to the next level. And with Diljit Paaji, Shankar sir and Monali at the helm of things, what more can one ask for?!”
Further bringing a touch of uniqueness to the path-breaking show, Alia Bhatt sang the song ‘Humsafar’ from Badrinath Ki Dulhania which was specially selected for her the by the viewers through voting on the COLORSTV app. The episode also saw Alia reunite with her Udta Punjab co-star and Rising Star expert Diljit Dosanjh and both mesmerised everyone with a duet performance on ‘Ikk Khudi’.
Expressing her excitement of going LIVE on Rising Star, Alia Bhatt said, “I look forward to being on televisions first LIVE format, performing in front of more than 130 crore viewers on a song of their choice, without any scope of cuts and retakes is pioneering in itself. Hoping to experience some amazing talent on Rising Star and I get to reunite with Diljit Dosanjh, so it will be definitely be very exciting.”
The night continued as Alia and Varun indulge in some fun with not only the three experts Diljit Dosanjh, Shankar Mahedevan and Monali Thakur, but also hosts Raghav Juyal and Meiyang Chang. Be it Diljit Dosanjh singing his famous number ‘Do You Know!’ with Varun joining in to Varun himself singing ‘Jai Mata Di’ from Badrinath Ki Dulhania for motivating a talent. The night was party to many memorable moments.