India's Next Superstars
India's Next Superstars (INS) is an Indian talent search reality television show, which aired on Star Plus and streamed on Hotstar. Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty were the judges of the show. Aman Gandotra and Natasha Bharadwaj were declared as winners. Runners Up were Naina Singh, Ashish Mehrotra, Harshvardhan Deo and Shruti Sharma.
|India's Next Superstars|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes|
INS: 25 (as of 7 April 2018)
INS Pathshala: 60 (as of 6 April 2018)
|Running time||1 hr 30 mins|
|Original network||STAR Plus|
|Original release||13 January –|
8 April 2018
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.
|Aashish Mehrotra||Runner Up|
|Ahmed Masih||8th||Eliminated 25 February|
|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
|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|
|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|
- Episodes 1–2 – Priyanka Chopra
- Episodes 3–4 – Sidharth Malhotra
- Episodes 5–6 – Kangana Ranaut
- Episodes 9–10 – Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh
- Episodes 13–14 – Sonakshi Sinha and Dhvani Bhanushali
- Episode 18 – Urvashi Rautela
- Episode 19 – Shreyas Talpade
- Episode 22 – Tiger Shroff
- Finale – Badshah
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 seventh and eighth episodes. She reportedly could not continue due to excruciating back pain and a high fever.
|Place||Actor/Actress||Episodes||Total score (175)|
|2 / 3
|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|
|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|
|Pranati Rai Prakash||7||13||17||14||6+3=9||Eliminated||60|
- Danger Zone
- Non Elimination Bottom
- Runner Up
- 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.
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- "Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty search for fresh acting talents in India's Next Superstar". Firstpost. IANS. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
- "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.