Apart from Sonu, Star Plus has also signed the Pakistani singer, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as the second judge. Auditions for the show have already begun. This time the show will feature kids from across the border as well. An Indian and Pakistani child will form a pair. The show will follow 'Zara Nachke Dikha 2".
Star Plus spokesperson refused to confirm anything. Interestingly,it is learnt that a few days back, Star Plus had put up a banner of the show which carried dates for the audition as well a picture of Nigam and Khan.
Sonu Nigam did not reply to our text message. Nigam had last adjudicated 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L"il Champs" while Khan was seen in the show, 'Junoon".
The inaugural season of 'Chhote Ustaad" was held in 2007 and was won by Aishwarya Majumdar.
It"s difficult to pinpoint where Sonu Nigam"s loyalty lies. After all he"s been on various channels. He started his TV career as host of Zee TV"S 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" series then moved on to adjudicate Indian Idol. However, he"s made his appearance as a guest on most channels. The singer, who of late, has been keeping a low profile, will return to television as a judge on the Star Plus reality show 'Chhote Ustaad". Produced by Sai Baba Telefilms, 'Chhote Ustaad" will soon see its second season.