Indian Idol star-studded season 6 final: Punjab's Vipul Mehta wins

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Indian musical talent show -- Indian Idol season 6’s winner is Vipul Mehta, a Mass Communication graduate from Punjab. The final show was aired on Saturday, September 1 featuring Bollywood’s Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz and Madhur Bhandarkar.

The final of the popular television show saw three top contestants -- Vipul Mehta, Amit Kumar and Devendra Pal Singh – fight it out to win the crown. All the three finalists were from Punjab, North India.

21-year-old Vipul Mehta’s winning song was Sadda Haq – AR Rahman’s most popular song from the 2011 film Rockstar.

Other contestants – Amit Kumar sang Raj Kapoor’s Kehta hai Joker and Devendra Pal Singh chose all-time hit Bachchna ae haseeno lo main aa gaya…

With the title, Vipul Mehta has won a cash prize of 50-lakh rupees, a Nissan Micra, and a motor bike. 

Hosted by Indian Idol’s seasoned hosts Mini Mathur and Hussain Kuwajerwala, the final was a closely competed event but a star-studded one too.

Film Barfi! actors - Ileana D'Cruz (left), Priyanka Chopra (centre) and Ranbir Kapoor (right) at Indian Idol final show
Film Barfi! actors - Ileana D'Cruz (left), Priyanka Chopra (centre) and Ranbir Kapoor (right) at Indian Idol final show
Image: Twitter (Barfi! official Twitter account)

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor and film director Madhur Bhandarkar were part of the final show where they promoted their upcoming film Heroine. Kareena Kapoor wore a yellow transparent saree with chunky earrings but minimal make-up.

Kareena Kapoor and Madhur Bhandarkar in Indian Idol final to promote Heroine
Kareena Kapoor and Madhur Bhandarkar in Indian Idol final to promote Heroine
Image: Twitter (Madhur Bhandarkar)

In addition, another Bollywood film team was present -- the star cast of the forthcoming film Barfi! including Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz.

Indian Idol season 6's judges were Anu Malik, Asha Bhosle, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant. Chauhan recreated the magic of Heroine film’s trending song Halkat jawani by singing it at the show and Bhosle took the audience to the yesteryears with her magical numbers Yeh mera dil, Piya tu ab to aa ja, and Dum maro dum.

While Vipul Mehta was crowned the winner and Amit Kumar and Devendra Pal Singh were runner-ups, here are other seven talented contestants of Indian Idol season 6:

  1. Poorvi Koutish (Eliminated on  August 18)
  2. Ritika Raj (Eliminated on August 11)
  3. Sohini Mishra (Eliminated on August 4)
  4. Kaushik Eknath Desphande (Eliminated on July 28)
  5. Amitabh Narayan (Eliminated on July 21)
  6. Charit Dixit (Eliminated on July 14)
  7. Deeksha Piyush (Eliminated on July 7)
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