New Delhi, May 3 -- We track down the winners of the first seasons of top reality shows to know what they are up to now.
SHOW: Roadies, 2003 Rannvijay had plans of joining the Army and only took part in the show to win a bike. "After the show, I was offered more work by the channel," he says. He has his plate full with projects. "I was busy last year with my show Pukaar and two films. I have a few more films planned ahead this year.
SHOW: Bigg Boss, 2006 Actor Rahul Roy took part in this prime time reality show to ensure that the youth got to know him. "I decided to be a part of Bigg Boss as I wanted the younger generation to know who I was," says the actor. Rahul has multiple projects in the pipeline. "I am doing a film and I am also open to offers on TV. I feel that my journey has been great," he says.
SHOW: Fame Gurukul, 2005 Qazi came to Mumbai with a dream to win, and couldn't believe he nailed that dream. "I was so surprised. I knew I wasn't a great singer but I guess people loved the way I sang and looked," says the singer, who hails from Kashmir. He signed a contract with a music label for two years, besides acting in a film, which did not release.
SHOW: Indian Idol, 2004-2005 Winning the first season of Indian Idol was life changing for Abhijeet. "After Indian Idol, life was great. I never thought I'd get that kind of popularity," he says. The singer has now lent his voice to a Marathi film. "I'm satisfied with life. I'm among the very few who've done three albums, plus I am playback singing too," he says.
SHOW: Kaun Banega Crorepati, 2000 After he won ' 1 crore at the show, life transformed for Hardvardhan, a student at the time. "I was living the life of a rockstar," he says. Now married and father to two children, he says, "I am away from that life now. I work for the SCR and ethics department in Mahindra & Mahindra," he says.
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SHOW: India's Got Talent, 2009-2010 Getting a platform like this worked in the group's favour. "Our reach became much bigger. We started performing pan India," says Vijay Bokadia, show director. "It has been more than six years now. We even danced in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he says.