Abhijeet Sawant to host Indian Idol; Shreya & Loy tipped to judge

Abhijeet Sawant and Prajakta Shukre have been approached to host Indian Idol 5, while talks are on with Shreya Ghoshal and Loy to judge the show...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | 1:13:00 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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The music season on television will take to a new high post IPL on Sony Entertainment Television with the widely watched Indian Idol 5, which will be produced by Wizcraft this season.
As we all know, Anu Malek who has judged the show in all its previous seasons is already on board as the judge.

The buzz is that Abhijeet Sawant, winner of Indian Idol 1 has been approached to host the show along with ex-Idol talent Prajakta Shukre.

When contacted, Abhijeet Sawant told us, "Yes, talks are on with me and Prajakta to host the show. But nothing is decided".

We tried calling Prajakta, but she remained unavailable for comments.

The latest on the other judges for this season is that Shreya Ghoshal and Loy of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have been approached to judge, along with Anu Malek.

According to our source, "Many known faces from Indian Idol will be seen hosting the mini auditions in various states. Shreya Ghoshal and Loy Mendonsa have been approached to judge the show. Shreya will in all probability accept the offer, if she is given the permission to join in with auditions for Indian Idol, after the conclusion of her other presently running show, Music Ka Mahamuqabbla on Star Plus. Talks are on with Loy Mendonsa, but he has not given his confirmation yet".

We tried calling Shreya Ghoshal as well as Loy, but could not get any revert.

We also tried calling Namit Sharma, Business Head, Wizcraft, but he too remained unavailable. 

Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh

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Posted on: 27 February 2010 at 3:32am
I feel the indian idol 5 should have anu malik, shreya ghoshal & sonu nigam as judges. And hussain & tina or mini as hosts.
We will also get to hear sonu & shreya singing duets, they r jst tooo goood!<br/>having salim sulaiman or loy as judges wud be really boring, I havent seen them!

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Posted on: 22 February 2010 at 11:30am
Shreya and Loy will NOT be judgesI have read a news report according to which Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim Merchant (of the Salim-Sulaiman duo) and Anu Malik have been confirmed as judges for Indian Idol 5. This makes sense because Shreya Ghoshal recently indicate on twitter that she would not do any more reality TV shows.

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Posted on: 21 February 2010 at 1:51pm
lolzono hussain not hostin want him to anyway abhijeet will do a great job a want sonu nigham to judge if he isnt am not watchin it or anu malik not in it even hussain

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Posted on: 18 February 2010 at 2:46pm
Like Abhijeet, hop ehe does well in hsoting...Shreya will be awesome...btw its only Loy of SEL, Shankarji is not coming as a judge...

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Posted on: 16 February 2010 at 12:37pm
Good to see Abhijit and Prajakta hosting a singing show as they are both very good singers and one is First Indian Idola nd one is Top 4th Finalist.
It is good to see Shakar and Anu together to add some masaala to the show. I hope Anu does not argue with Shreya.

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Posted on: 15 February 2010 at 1:14pm
pair him with someone hotterplease bring in a fresh face like a younger mini mathur - why not roshni chopra she did a fab job on comedy circus

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Posted on: 13 February 2010 at 4:05pm
no! not Abhijeet. matlab he is good but indian idol witout Hussain n Tina would look empty,

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Posted on: 11 February 2010 at 4:37pm
Can't waitWhen does this start. I can't wait!! OMG. Yay. But Prajakta as a host, no!!

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Posted on: 11 February 2010 at 7:52am
hussainnnnnnnnnnnnn onllyyy plzzzzzzzzz bring him....

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Posted on: 10 February 2010 at 7:48pm
omg! i want hussain to do it! i love him and he is such a funloving actor! :D

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