The presence of one of the most divine Bollywood beauty Vidya Balan added to the first weekend bash of New Year"s Amul STAR Voice of India – Chhote Ustaad on Saturday. The other surprise for the contestants, Abhaas&the entire team is that Shaan returned to the platform of Chhote Ustaad as Shaan Chacha. He will be making regular special appearances to guide the participants.
Greeting everyone in her trademark line "Gooodmorniiiing Mumbai" on host Abhaas request, Vidya Balan joked, "My mother has warned me to not sing as the kids on the show are extremely talented."
The show kick started when Shaan and all the participants sang to the tune of the peppy title track in the film Welcome. This performance was followed by another amazing act where the pahari dragon - Prakriti Giri sang Mera Dil. One of the most talented and popular contestant Jayant Singh sang Tanha Dil from Shaan's famous album. His performance got him many accolades from the judges and Vidya Balan. Pritam appreciated Jayant"s ability to concentrate on each details of the song. The chirpiest contestant from Delhi, Mansi also gives a superb performance on the song Kasto Mazaa – this rendition made Vidya Balan recollect her debut movie Parineet". Another talented participant Vyom Kapoor sang one of Shaan"s popular numbers Chand Shifarish. The tiniest of them all, Abeer sang Janab E Ali and proved that he is not only just cute, but can also give a striking performance.
One of the most talented contestant Aishwariya sang to the tune of 'Piyu Bole'. Vidya came on stage and did a lip sync, making Aishwariya smile and hide behind Abhaas. All the judges appreciated Aishwariya's remarkable talent and said that she sings like a professional and could give playback to any heroine. Soniya sang the song Chanda Re while the UP boy Areeb got everyone on their feet with the foot tapping number Thade Vaste. Last but not the least the 'junior Shreya Ghoshal" Anwesha brilliantly performed to the song Mere Dholna and left everyone awestruck by her talent.
Vidya had plenty of gifts to take home - Prakriti gave her a Buddhist lucky charm; Areeb wooed her with a white rose. Aishwarya presented Vidya and Shaan with Ghor Papdi, a homemade Gujarati sweet made by her Dadi. In return, Vidya surprised Soniya with an audio visual of Soniya"s mother who is recovering from a heart problem.