Sunny Hindustani wins Indian Idol 11 (Photo Credit: Instagram/SonyTV)
After months of entertainment and spectacular singing, Indian Idol 11 has finally come to an end. The show has found its winner in Bhatinda's Sunny Hindustani. He took home the Indian Idol’s trophy along with the prize money of Rs 25 lakh, a car and a singing contract with T-Series. Sunny competed against four contestants Ankona Mukherjee, Adriz Ghosh, Ridham Kalyan and Rohit Raut. His soul-soothing voice had mesmerised the judges on the audition day itself as he sang Afreen Afreen. His audition video had gone viral after Anand Mahindra shared it on social media.
He is also called as Nusrat Sahib's Roo (soul). In one of the episodes, actor Kunal Kemmu was so impressed by Sunny's singing that he gifted him Lord Lakshmi's locket. Not just Kunal, even Ajay Devgn and wife Kajol were impressed with Sunny's singing and had praised him.
On the finale night, Sunny sang a medley of songs which included Mere Rashke Qamar and Halka Halka Suroor. The first and second runner-up of the show Rohit Raut and Ankona Mukherjee got Rs 5 lakh each, while Ridham Kalyan and Adriz Ghosh who were fourth and fifth on the show, took Rs 3 lakh home. Every finalist also received Rs 1 lakh cheque from Lotus Herbals and gift hampers from the sponsors.
Tony Kakkar, Sonu Kakkar, Shubh Mangal Zayda Saavdhan actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao graced the show. Krushna Abhishek and Bharti Singh also performed on the finale night.
The show which started airing on October 11, 2019 was judged by Himesh Reshamiyaa, Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar whereas Aditya Narayan hosted the show.