Dreams and aspirations know no age, they don’t recognize limitations or even one’s background – it only thrives on pure talent. Democratizing reality singing, COLORS embarks on a journey to find India’s next musical sensation with Rising Star 2 whilst breaking barriers of emotions, sentiments and prejudiced thought processes.
Commenting on the launch of the show, Raj Nayak, COO – Viacom18 said:
“Be it lifting the barrier on a common man entering the Bigg Boss house to now lifting the Rising Star Wall for pure talent to shine through, it is our constant endeavor at COLORS to shatter stereotypes and shift paradigms. The success of this season of Bigg Boss is a testimony to the same and we hope to continue engaging with our loyal viewers across the length and breadth of the country with good content.”
On the return of another anticipated season of Rising Star, Manisha Sharma – Programming Head, COLORS said:
“We are back with the ONLY Live singing show in the entertainment business. It’s exciting to have unearthed varying profiles of talent from across India. We have a postwoman who came to deliver to us the entry forms of other contestants as a participant! It’s overwhelming to see potential talent coming from the remotest parts of the country … all joining hands to lift the wall of prejudice, make beautiful music and make the most of the opportunity through Rising Star.”
Producer Vipul D Shah MD & Chairman of Optimystix said:
“Last year we took a bold step by introducing this one of a kind format of Live Television. The success of Rising Star last year has encouraged us to further to develop Season 2 with more flair, grandeur and top-notch budding talent. I am hoping that audience appreciate our efforts and support us this season as well.”
Returning to the expert panel are Diljit Dosanjh, Shankar Mahadeva, and Monali Thakur, while Ravi Dubey and child artiste Parth Dhamija step in as the hosts for this edition of the show.
Said Shankar Mahadevan:
“I truly believe what you think, is what you become – it’s simply a matter of the thought process that is involved, coupled with a strong sense of willpower. We have seen so many touching stories on this edition of Rising Star of singers who fought all odds to be able to perform on this stage. Be it cast, be it gender, be it what your family or the neighborhood feel – these contestants have triumphed over all such stigmas and simply won our hearts with the sound of their melodious voices.”
Returning to the expert panel, Diljit Dosanjh said:
“Everyone has dreams but it is the passion, zeal and a commitment to succeed that sets real talent apart from the rest. This season is inspiring as we get to meet some stellar performers who have faced extreme difficulties but have never given up on their hope to Rise as a Star.”
Echoing similar sentiments said, Monali Thakur:
“Music according to me and the reason why it’s a part of my life is that I believe music and good sound together can heal a person mentally. Music is a therapy and it brings me immense pleasure to pursue an art that plays such a vital role in helping people emotionally.”
Rising Star 2 is a path-breaking concept where the focus lies entirely on the talent and skill of the contestant. With no barriers to age or background, the show is open for participation be it a Solo, Duet, and Group/ Band performance.