Bhansali, Sonu and Shreya to judge X Factor

Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and singers Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal will judge the Indian version of the singing reality show `X Factor`.

Although a formal announcement has been made only about participation of Nigam and Bhansali, according to sources Shreya Ghoshal too has been roped in.

The singing talent show is an adaptation of the successful international show `The X Factor`. The auditions for the show are going on in several parts of the country.

"I don`t know how to exactly define X-factor… Amitabh Bachchan has this X-factor…now how do I define his X-factor?" Bhansali said.

The logo of the show was unveiled last evening by Bhansali. The first season of X-factor will be hosted by singer-anchor Aditya Narayan.

"With X-factor breaking records worldwide, we are looking forward to its launch in India," Sony Entertainment Television`s Head of Programming, Ajay Bhalwankar, said.

The channel has partnered with international company Fremantle Media, the license holder of the format, for the programme.