A 12-year-old singer from Punjab, Aftab Singh, was announced the winner of the reality TV show "Rising Star 3" on Saturday night. He says he is a big fan of superstar Salman Khan and wants to sing for him one day.
"I am on cloud nine. I didn't even expect to be one of the finalists. It's like a dream come true. This win means a lot to me," Aftab told a publication.
He said: "It will now motivate me to do more hard work so that I get a chance to work in films and sing for Salman Khan one day".
Aftab, who was youngest among other three finalists, took home the winning trophy and Rs 10 lakh cash prize.
On winning the show, Aftab said he would like to dedicate the triumph to his father.
"My father is my inspiration. He has struggled a lot in his life. I don't belong to a rich family. I have seen my father's hard work. He has done a lot to make me reach this platform. It's not my win … It's his win," Aftab added.
Hosted by Aditya Narayan, the third season of the Colors TV show "Rising Star" was judged by Shankar Mahadevan, Neeti Mohan, and Diljit Dosanjh.