Hungama TV announces the winning pair of 'OralB John Aur Kaun'

MUMBAI: Hungama TV has announced the boy-girl pair to win the talent hunt show Oral B John Aur Kaun. Aashan Virmani from Delhi and Rishi Dalmia from Hyderabad will get to star alongside John Abraham in the upcoming UTV produced feature film Goal.

In addition to being featured in the Vivek Agnihotri directed film, the winners have also won a scholarship of Rs 5,00,000 and a three year contract with UTV to manage their film career. The lucky duo will soon fly to London for their shoot, states an official release.

The kids were judged on their acting and dancing skills over three rounds by television stars Poonam Goel and Shraddha Nigam. In the quarter finals 40 kids (eight from each city) were reduced to 20 with an equal number of boys and girls. The final eight kids were selected in the semi finals that competed in the finals. The semi finals and the finals were judged by film director Vivek Agnihotri apart from the two judges, while John Abraham motivated the kids at the finals. In a multi-city audition, the show evaluated 5,000 kids across Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.

The show auditioning Hungama TV vice president programming Aparna Bhosle said, "Through John Aur Kaun, children from all over the country got an opportunity to display their talent; 40 short listed children from the thousands that applied came to Mumbai for the competition, they made new friends and more importantly had a lot of fun through the entire process.

John Abraham says, "It feels great to be associated with Hungama TV, India's first homegrown kids channel! The brand values of Hungama - mad fun and continuous innovation, appeal to me tremendously and I am looking forward to spending time interacting with kids. 'John Aur Kaun?' has given talented kids across the country an opportunity to shine and I am very glad to be involved in this effort. "

On the occasion Aashana Virmani said, "I am very happy, I love John. He told me I look very beautiful and if I was 16 years older I could overtake the actress today"

While Rishi Dalmia said, "I feel on the top of the world for winning this competition amongst thousands of kids. But at the same time I have to shoulder the responsibility of acting with some of the greatest stars like John and Bipasha, Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani. I am excited to start shooting for the film as the movie is on football and that's my favorite sport too.''

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