Colors Ka Sartaj, a talent hunt, held on 6th July 2018 and organised by IndiaCast for the blue-collar workforce in UAE was a never-seen-before show in the region. The Platinum ME Properties Camp, Al Quoz venue in Dubai was abuzz with crowd full of talent who showed their enthusiasm all evening.
The participants set out show-stopping the most joyous performances on stage. A crowd of over 1000 blue collar workers sang, danced and celebrated while watching their colleagues perform joyous acts throughout the evening. Talent doesn’t differentiate and it knows no boundary and this was exactly what was seen during the evening where everyone from office boys, electricians, and other workers put their best foot forward as they displayed their dancing and singing skills at the show.
The 15 finalists made it challenging for the judges to choose and shortlist the best performances for the grand prize winners. The judging panel saw Bollywood actor, dancer, and comedian, Jaaved Jaaferi entertain the crowd in between performances.
Mr. Mohammed Uvais Khazi won the title of ‘Colors Ka Sartaj’ and was awarded a cash prize of AED 10,000. The 1st and the 2nd runners-up title were received by Mr. Pankaj Singh Gharti and Mr. Faeem Khan who won cash prizes worth AED 5,000 & AED 2,000 respectively. The prize distribution ceremony was an emotional affair for both Jaaved Jaaferi as well as for the winners.
“We are overwhelmed with the sheer depth of talent which was on display at Colors Ka Sartaj. It has been a real hard work to connect with various companies and coordinate the participation across labour camps. We are pleased that we managed to secure participation from 62 camps. We hope to create more and more such events allowing us to showcase, recognise and also at a future date promote this immense talent pool that calls UAE its home. The performances of the grand finale will be forever etched in the hearts of everyone who witnessed these talented individuals.” commented Sachin Gokhale, Business Head- Middle East & Africa and Head of Business Operations and Corporate Strategy for International Business at IndiaCast.
Jaaved Jaaferi, Celebrity judge of Colors Ka Sartaj, commented, “It was heartwarming to see the efforts and planning that Colors TV ME has put into Colors Ka Sartaj. I have always believed that talent has no boundary and it surfaces at every opportunity that it gets. The plethora of hidden talents that the event showcased took me by surprise. I am proud to be associated with this initiative as it not only rewarded the talents but also brings smiles on the faces of so many individuals of our community.”