I desperately needed to win: Vipul Mehta


As we predicted on August 23, budding singer Vipul Mehta from Amritsar, won season six of the reality show, Indian Idol, on Saturday night. Thrilled to bits, the young artiste says, “I desperately needed to win. I was trying to make it in the music industry, and Indian Idol has given me the perfect platform. Now, all the hard work, support from the audience and jury has finally paid off. I have waited for this moment for years. I am on cloud nine.”

Vipul was awarded a cash prize of R50 lakh, along with a car and a motorcycle. He plans to gift the car to his 83-year-old grandfather. “He has been a huge support and has a sacrificed a lot for me. When I wanted to try my luck as a singer in Mumbai, he stayed with me, accompanied me to my music lessons and cooked for me as well,” he says.

However, his grandfather couldn’t