Pawandeep Rajan, the winner of the music reality show Indian Idol 12, will star in a musical series directed by Raj Surani, with the first and second runners-up, Arunita Kanjilal and Shanmukha Priya, respectively.
Talking about the series, Raj said, “When I shot the video with all the key contestants of Indian Idol, I loved Pawandeep, Arunita and Shanmukhapriya’s voice and decided to create a musical series with the trio in an interesting avatar. The series will be shot in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.”
Surprisingly, Raj Surani seemed unconcerned about the winner of Indian Idol 12 when he signed the trio a month ago.
“I decided to go ahead with my music video soon after the season gets over. All of them are great performers and have a huge following even before they step into the world of music. I truly feel that the trio is the original Indian rockstars of today,” Raj Surani said.
The first runner up of the show, Arunita Kanjilal said, “I entered Indian Idol to learn and I have had an amazing time. Raj sir has been very kind and I want to leave an impact with the songs that we’re creating.”
Shanmukhapriya said, “It was my childhood wish to be a part of Indian Idol. And during the show, we got the opportunity to actually face the film camera. We were pampered by Raj sir and the team. He encouraged and motivated us. I am truly looking forward to our musical series now.”
The music series created under the auspices of Octopus Entertainment will feature vocals by Pawandeep, Arunita Kanjilal, and Shanmukhapriya, and will be set to music by Dixant Shaurya, Pawandeep Rajan, and Ashish Kulkarni.