Shaan has opened up about the allegations that reality soaps are written to bring out sob stories from contestants. Shaan, who has appeared as a judge in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs (2014-2015) and The Voice India Kids (2016), will now be seen as the host of a reality show. The musician will guide his close friend and singer colleague Mika Singh to find a bride in the Star Bharat show Swayamvar-Mika Di Vohti. Also read | Sonu Nigam on why he says no to Hindi: “Tired of being asked to praise contestants when the song is not good”
Shaan said that although there are scripts for reality soaps, he has never agreed to be a part of them or comment on anyone else’s instructions. He also pointed out that reality soaps have a large audience despite claims that they are partly staged.
He told Zoom Digital: “Look, until I’ve been a part of reality shows, I’ve never given any comments because someone told me to do so. The programs were not scripted. And if such situations did occur at all, I obviously did not agree. “In addition, if I already know someone who’s in the program, I’m never acting like we’re meeting for the first time.”
Shaan said that although certain formats and strategies can be followed to make a show popular, one cannot fake talent, especially in a song-based competition.
He said, “If we’re talking about music shows, there’s one thing you can not fake and that’s your talent. Your singing will always be genuine. But yes, sometimes people want those who’ve already appeared on TV shows before. should return because they have experience with reality soaps and it will be easier to make the program popular.So this is a kind of vision and a way to make a series popular.But people like these programs and then call it fake.The series get TRP: “which means people are watching it. If people enjoy it, it means they just love these fake things. So I do not understand why they point the finger at it then.”
Shaan previously expressed enthusiasm for helping Mika find his partner. He told the Hindustan Times, “Mika is not very expressive so I will help the girls get to know his unseen side. I also have a bit of experience that I can use to help him find his life partner.”
Mika is the fourth Indian celebrity looking for a life partner in a reality show, after Rakhi Sawant, Rahul Mahajan and Ratan Rajpoot. Rakhi ended his relationship with Canadian businessman Elesh Punjwani after a short engagement, while Ratan’s relationship with Abhinav Sharma did not last either. Rahul married Dimpy Mahajan but she filed for divorce five years later due to domestic violence.