Dil Hai Hindustani, the singing reality show that celebrated Bollywood music through musical talents from across the globe came to an end on Saturday. The show had participants from Russia, US, Oman, and various other countries, who left us stunned with their amazing talent. One thing that all the contestants had in common was their love for Bollywood music.
Haitham Mohammad Rafi from Oman won the hearts of millions of Indians and was announced the winner of the show. ” I’m so grateful for everything I have got in my life. I never imagined a simple guy from Oman who left his job aspiring to become a singer, would get so much love. I specially want to thank the lovely people of India, who gave me so much love and made me feel like home all this while, when I was hundreds of miles away from it. The contestants, crew and the judges of Dil Hai Hindustani are like family now, it will be difficult to imagine my life without them. Thank you to everyone who voted for me and making my dream of becoming a singer in India, come true,” Haitham who earlier worked as a personal banker said in a statement.
Haitham also received Rs 25 lakh cheque, while Barnali and Euphony Band who were announced as the first runners up received Rs 10 lakh cheque. Mother-daughter duo Shashwati and Ankita were the second runners-up of the show.
The show’s judges included filmmaker Karan Johar, music director Shekhar Ravjiani, singer Badshah and Shalmali Kholgade.
Interestingly, Haitham was the first Omani to win Muscat Idol and had always dreamed of becoming a Bollywood singer.
We congratulations to the singer and may his Bollywood dream.