Looks like there's another Kumar Sanu in the making as Star Plus show 'Rin Mera Star Superstar' gets Jaan Sanu (singer Kumar Sanu's son) entering the semi-final rounds. Sachin Pilgoankar, one of the judges on the show said, 'Jaan has definitely got 'sur' and 'taal' as a genetic gift from his father but what I admire about him is that he is using this gift to the best of his advantage and trying to get ahead in life on his own effort.'
But has he reached this far on own merit or are the judges partial to him because of his father's celebrity status? Judge Sachin says, 'Both Farida Jalal and I are judges on this show and we are not here to create biases and favoritism among contestants. We have chosen those contestants who we felt have immense talent and Jaan is one amongst them. We have definitely not chosen Jaan in the semi-finals because of his father. On this show, contestants have to create and use their own identity to come ahead and not their parents.'
Jaan Sanu says, ' I have worked hard to come so far in the show and I am struggling just like any other contestants to win this title. My name is attached with my father Kumar Sanu's name but I don't want to get ahead in life using his name, I am here to create an identity of my own and so no where in the show have I used my fathers name. I have given my best performance and that's why I have got selected.'
Jaan, whose last performance won him accolades from celebrity guest Pooja Bhatt will now be in the semi-finals competing with contestants- Santosh Kapdi (14) and Ashwini Shukla (11) from Mumbai, and 7 other contestants from Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Jaipur.