The winners of the second edition of Colors Ka Sartaj – a talent hunt for the blue-collar workforce in the UAE were announced in a ceremony July 12th in Dubai.
The grand finale held at the Dulsco Village Arena in Al Quoz, saw 15 participants compete for the title of “Colors Ka Sartaj”.
The talent hunt caters specifically to the labour workforce in the UAE tests their talents in categories ranging from music, dance, singing, acting, stand-up comedy and mimicry among others.
The competition started with two rounds of auditions held in June 2019, post which the finalists were selected to compete in the grand finale that concluded last evening.
This year, Mohammed Shahid from Bihar, India, won the title and was rewarded with a cash prize of AED10,000.
Rodel Francisco, from the Philippines, took the first runner up prize comprising AED5,000 for his performance to Bollywood number Tum Hi Ho.
Kamal Rai from Nepal grabbed the second runner up spot for his dance performance and took home a cash prize of AED2,000.
Launched by IndiaCast in 2018, Colors Ka Sartaj season 2 saw an overwhelming participation from over 600 labour workers from over 60 labour camps across the country. Popular Bollywood actor Javed Jaffrey judged the participants in the grand finale.
IndiaCast is India’s first multi-platform ‘content asset monetisation’ entity, jointly owned by TV18 and Viacom18.
The company’s mandate includes domestic distribution, placement services, international channel distribution & advertising sales, new media (digital) distribution and content syndication for all the group company (TV18, Viacom18, A+E Networks|TV18 & ETV network) channels & content.