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Kumar Sanu Jr makes it to semi-finals

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Mumbai (UNI): Looks like there's another Kumar Sanu in the making as Jaan Sanu, Kumar Sanu's son has entered the semi-final round of Star Plus show 'Rin Mera Star Superstar'.

The episode will be aired on December 8.

''Jaan has definitely got 'sur' and 'taal' as a genetic gift from his father but what I admire about him is that he is using this gift to the best of his advantage and trying to get ahead in life on his own effort,'' opined jury members Sachin Piloanker.

However, has he reached this far on own merit or are the judges partial Sachin to words him because of his father's celebrity status? Sachin comments,' 'Both Farida Jalal and I are judges on this show and we are not here to create biases and favouritism among contestants. We have chosen those contestants who we felt have immense talent and Jaan is one amongst them. We have definitely not chosen Jaan in the semi-finals because of his father.

On this show, contestants have to create and use their own identity to come ahead and not their parents.'' Jaan, whose magical performance moved the judges, feels it as unfair that people believe he has been selected for the semi-finals because of his father. In his defence, he says, ''I have worked hard to come so far in the show and I am struggling just like any other contestant to win this title. My name is attached with my father Kumar Sanu's name but I do not want to get ahead in life using his name, I am here to create an identity of my own and so nowhere in the show have I used my fathers name. I have given my best performance and that is why I have got selected.''

Jaan, whose last performance won him accolades from celebrity guest Pooja Bhatt will now be in the semi-finals competing with contestants - San'tosh Kapdi 14 and Ashwini Shukla,11, from Mumbai, and seven other contestants from Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, a release here yesterday said.

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