A number of reality shows came to an end including– India’s Got Talent and Hunarbaaz. Speaking about the show judged by Shilpa Shetty, Kirron Kher, Badshah and Manoj Muntashir, the grand finale took place on Sunday. The winners’ trophy was lifted by beatboxer Divyansh Kacholia from Jaipur and flautist Manuraj Singh Rajput from Bharat, Rajasthan. The duo was announced the winners of the talent reality show and apart from the trophy, also bagged prize money of Rs 20 lakh. During the course of the show, both of them have left not just the audience but also the judges impressed with their ‘jugalbandi’ of Indian classical and beatboxing. Apart from them, Ishita Vishwakarma became the first runner-up while Bomb Fire Crew was announced the second runner-up and got ₹5 lakh each.
Speaking about the top 7 contestants, it included names — Divyansh and Manuraj, Ishita Vishwakarma, Bomb Fire Crew, Rishabh Chaturvedi, Demolition Crew, Warrior Squad, and BS Reddy. While for the host, this season it was none other than Arjun Bijlani.
The announcement of the winner was also made on the official Instagram handle of the channel. The caption shared alongside read, “India’s Got Talent ke Grand Finale mein apne shaandaar talent se Divyansh aur Manuraj ne haasil kar li hai jeet aur bana diya hai ek naya itihaas! “
Speaking about the win, Divyansh Kacholia told India Today, “I am happy because this is revolutionary in the history of Indian reality shows where two musicians who collaborated to find their own sound, have been declared as winners of India’s Got Talent S9! I feel that now all the instrumentalists, may it be beatboxers, sitar players, or flautists, will grab the spotlight and feel confident that their dreams can also come true.”
Manuraj also expressed his excitement as he said, “I could not imagine that there even was a level of happiness beyond being ecstatic. I am not only floating on cloud 9 but I think I’ve reached what’s called the nirvana of happiness. Collaborating with Divyansh came to us out of the blue but the play of the fates was such that we have now become the winners of the show where we met. Our win is a win of all the instrumentalists in the country who are still in the background. It’s time to come forward and be recognised for your talent because the Indian music industry is ready and thriving for change! This win is an invitation to musicians to find their sound and make the best of it.”
The grand finale episode of the show was graced by not just the judges but also the star cast of Heropanti 2 – Tiger ShroffTara Sutaria, and Nawazuddin Siddique.