The TRP rating boosted up the image of Suvarana 24 Carat Gold from ‘Star Singer’ in the last one and half years. It was 356 episodes from 101 singers in the age group of 18 to 25 and the finalist got a flat as prize. In the sequel ‘Star Singer-II’ Suvarana channel in the leadership of ace music director Gurukiran has scrutinized 20000 applicants and selected 48 singers to appear in different rounds for 101 episodes.
Gurukiran and non Kannadiga Malgudi Shuba and Vijaya Prakash of Jai Ho…fame are in the panel of judges of this sequel that starts from 27th of this month at 7 pm for one hour from Monday to Friday. This time the singers have come from Kasargod, Mumbai, West Bengal and Orissa says program conceiver Raghavendra.
At the media briefing on Monday evening the non Kannada speaking Malgudi Shuba selected as judge came up for discussion. The media questioned how singer Malgudi Shuba will be able to react when she is not able to understand Kannada. I would learn Kannada in 31 days said the singer. The hectic debate on this topic and making the losers cry continued for sometime.