Wishes galore for Ananya Sritam Nanda

Bhubaneswar: Congratulations and best wishes galore for Odia teenage singing sensation Ananya Sritam Nanda post her spectacular win of Indian Idol Junior Season 2 last night.

Ananya, 14, who defeated Nahid Afrin and Nithyashree Venkataramanan received the price money of total Rs 10 lakhs.

Wishing luck and success Ananya, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said she made us feel proud.

Meanwhile, Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha Congress chief Prasad Harichandan and Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Chandra Panda too wished her good luck and success in her future musical journey.

A self-confessed fan of Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh, the little singing star considers veteran music composer Anandji of the Kalyanji-Anandji duo as her lucky charm.

The grand finale of the Sony show saw all the three permanent judges including Sonakshi Sinha, Vishal Dadlani and Kapil Sharma boosting the morale of the top three contenders.

Another major highlight of the finale night was a special visit by Sonakshi’s father actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who also interacted with the children.

Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma, who is gearing up for the release of his debut film “Kis Kisko Pyar Karu” promoted the film on Indian Idol Junior set. He joined the juniors on stage and sang some hit numbers.

Kapil sticked to his comic best and tickled everyone’s funny bone by cracking few jokes.

The finale also marked the homecoming of the top 13 contestants who cheered on for the final three.

Meanwhile, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik wished Ananya for a bright future and said her performance has made every Odia proud.

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, senior BJD leader and Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda and the State’s Culture minister Ashok Panda congratulate Ananya for her achievement.