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India's Next Superstars (INS) is an Indian talent search reality television show, which aired on Star Plus and streamed on Hotstar.[1] Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty were the judges of the show.[2] Aman Gandotra and Natasha Bharadwaj were declared as winners. Runners Up were Naina Singh, Ashish Mehrotra, Harshvardhan Deo and Shruti Sharma.[3]

India's Next Superstars
India's Next Superstars Poster.jpg
GenreReality
Based onActing
Presented by
Starring
Judges
INS judges:

INS Pathshala Judges:

Country of originIndia
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes
INS: 25 (as of 7 April 2018)

INS Pathshala: 60 (as of 6 April 2018)

Production
Running time1 hr 30 mins
Production company(s)
DistributorStar India
Release
Original networkSTAR Plus
Picture format
Original release13 January (2018-01-13) –
8 April 2018
External links
Hotstar

Contents

ConceptEdit

Ten males and ten females live together and are judged on the basis of their performances in acting and dancing assignments, with contestants eliminated every other episode. Two males and two females join in the middle of the competition as wild-card contestants. The two winners receive a three-film deal with Dharma Productions.

ContestantsEdit

Male Contestants
Name Place Notes
Aashish Mehrotra Runner Up
Ahmed Masih 8th Eliminated 25 February
Aman Gandotra Winner
Ansh Bagri Semifinalist Eliminated 1 April
Harshvardhan Ahlawat 9th Eliminated 18 February
Harshvardhan Deo 2nd Runner Up Wild-card entry 3 March
Jash Bahl 10th Eliminated 4 February
Karan Taluja 7th Eliminated 4 March
Karanraj Sharma 12th Eliminated 21 January
Shariq Nanda 5th Eliminated 18 March
Shivank Choudhary 11th Eliminated 28 January
Tapan Singh 6th Wild-card entry 3 March
Eliminated 11 March
Female Contestants
Name Place Notes
Angela Krislinzki 7th Eliminated 4 March
Elisha Mayor 5th Wild-card entry 3 March
Eliminated 18 March
Heli Vyas 10th Eliminated 4 February
Kanikka Kapur 8th Eliminated 25 February
Laveena Keswani 12th Eliminated 21 January
Lekha Prajapati Semifinalist Eliminated 1 April
Naina Singh Runner Up
Natasha Bharadwaj Winner
Pranati Rai Prakash 9th Eliminated 18 February
Sahiba Bhasin 11th Eliminated 28 January
Simran Choudhary 6th Wild-card entry 3 March
Eliminated 1 March
Shruti Sharma 2nd Winner

Guest appearanceEdit

As published in various media sources, Rani Mukherjee was supposed to make an appearance on the show to promote her latest film, Hichki, but was forced to cancel after filming some portions of the 7th and 8th episodes. She reportedly could not continue due to excruciating back pain and a high fever.[citation needed]

Scoring chartEdit

Place Actor/Actress Episodes Total score (175)
3–4 5–6 7–8 9–10 11–12 13–14 15–16 17–18 19–20 21–22 23–24 25–26
(Finals)
1 Aman Gandotra 8 12 14 14 7+3=10 9+3=12 10+3=13 10+4=14 10+5=15 10+5=15 10+4=14 Winner 141
Natasha Bharadwaj 9 18 14 15 10+5=15 10+5=15 10+5=15 10+5=15 10+5=15 10+5=15 10+5=15 Winner 166
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Finalists

Aashish Mehrotra 8 16 18 20 8+4=12 10+4=14 8+4=12 10+4=14 10+5=15 8+5=13 10+4=14 Runner up 156
Shruti Sharma 9 18 19 18 10+5=15 10+4=14 10+4=14 10+4=14 10+5=15 10+5=15 10+5=15 Second Winner 166
Harshvardhan Deo Not in competition Debut 8+4=12 10+4=14 10+4=14 10+4=14 Runner up 54
Naina Singh 7 15 15 18 10+4=14 7+3=10 8+4=12 10+4=14 8+5=13 10+5=15 10+4=14 Runner up 147
4
Semifinalists
Ansh Bagri 10 19 18 17 10+4=14 7+4=11 8+4=12 8+4=12 10+5=15 10+5=15 8+4=12 Eliminated 155
Lekha Prajapati 7 16 16 16 8+4=12 8+4=12 8+4=12 9+4=13 10+4=14 10+5=15 10+4=14 Eliminated 147
5 Shariq Nanda 9 16 14 14 10+3=13 8+4=12 8+3=11 10+4=14 8+5=13 Eliminated 116
Elisha Mayor Not in competition Debut 8+4=12 8+5=13 Eliminated 25
6 Tapan Singh Not in competition Debut 6+3=9 Eliminated 9
Simran Choudhary Not in competition Debut 8+4=12 Eliminated 12
7 Karan Taluja 7 17 16 16 6+3=9 8+4=12 6+3=9 Eliminated 86
Angela Krislinzki 9 18 20 16 8+5=13 6+3=9 6+3=9 Eliminated 97
8 Ahmed Masih 8 14 16 18 6+3=9 6+4=10 Eliminated 75
Kanikka Kapur 10 19 19 19 6+3=9 6+3=9 Eliminated 97
9 Harshvardhan Ahlawat 7 14 12 13 6+3=9 Eliminated 55
Pranati Rai Prakash 7 13 17 14 6+3=9 Eliminated 60
10 Jash Bahl 10 14 12 Eliminated 36
Heli Vyas 6 12 12 Eliminated 30
11 Shivank Chaudhary 6 12 Eliminated 18
Sahiba Bhasin 7 12 Eliminated 19
12 Karanraj Sharma 6 Eliminated 6
Laveena Keswani 6 Eliminated 6
     Male
     Female
     Immune
     Eliminated
     Danger Zone
     Non Elimination Bottom
     Runner Up
     Winner
  • In episode 3–4, the contestants were judged on 10 points.
  • In episode 11 onwards, the contestants were judged on 10 points on their acting and 5 points on their dance performance.
  • In episode 15–16 there were 4 wild-card entries introduced: Harshvardhan Deo, Tapan Singh, Elisha Mayor, and Simran Choudhary. They made an acting performance but no dance performance, and were not scored by the judges.
  • In episode 21–22, there was no elimination. Ashish Mehrotra and Naina Singh were to be eliminated but the judges declared it a non-elimination week.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty to judge a new talent show". DNA. Chaya Unnikrishnan. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty search for fresh acting talents in India's Next Superstar". Firstpost. IANS. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Exclusive| Aman Gandotra, Natasha Bharadwaj and Shruti Sharma were declared winners of India's Next Superstars". The Indian Express. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

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