MUMBAI: The Maharashtra team comprising Vaishali Mhade, Rohit Raut and Kaushik was declared winners of Zee TV's Hero Honda SaReGaMaPa MegaChallenge on Friday evening.
The culmination of SaReGaMaPa MegaChallenge also marked 1000 episodes of reality show - â€?SaReGaMaPa' which completed its stint of 17 long years on Zee TV. To celebrate this occasion, Zee TV set the stage on fire by getting the singing sensations of the country all together on one stage. The evening anchored by Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Afsha and Dhairya took the audiences down memory lane, creating a nostalgic experience as they performed as well
The cast of Three Idiots - Madhavan and Sharman Joshi, along with the director Raju Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra graced the occasion. Notable singers like Kavita Krishnamurhty, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Bappi Lahiri, Abhijeet, Leslie Lewis and many more were a part of this glorious moment. Kailash Kher and Kunal Ganjawalla rocked the evening with their incredible performances. For the very first time, the father-son duo - Udit and Aditya Narayan, were seen performing together. Shreya Ghoshal, Sanjeevani, Raja Hassan, Vishal Dadlani and many more who started off their singing career on this stage, attended the event and expressed their gratitude towards â€?SaReGaMaPa'.
Adding to the excitement was the Indoâ€“western fusion put together by Terrence Lewis. This performance brought flavours of different dance forms in one act by accomplished dancers from across the world Storm, an internationally acclaimed choreographer from Germany, displayed his skills at hip-hop, popping n breaking while African dancer, Hari Das, performed international stunts effortlessly. Bertwin and Shumpa from Terrence's troupe completed the performance with kalari plus contemporary and Indo classical acts, respectively. The telecast of this celebration is on 12 December at 8 pm onwards.
The 1000th episode also saw the conclusion of â€?Hero Honda SaReGaMaPa MegaChallenge', the seven-week series of fierce competition between various states. The finale, between West Bengal and Maharashtra, announced Maharashtra as the winning team. Vaishali Made was the captain of the Maharashtra team while West Bengal was headed by Abhijeet Ghoshal of Kolkata. Abhigyan from West Bengal who was declared as the Super Singer of the series walked away with a brand new Maruti Estilo. The judges for the evening were Sonu Nigam, Suresh Wadkar and Pyarelal.
Commenting on the show, Zee TV COO Nitin Vaidya said, The completion of 1000 episodes brings back beautiful memories