Shaan has opened up about the claims that reality shows are scripted 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 a host of a reality show.

The musician will guide his close friend and fellow singer Mika Singh to find a bride on the Star Bharat show Swayamvar- Mika Di Vohti. Shaan said that even in case reality shows are scripted, he has never agreed to be a part of them or make comments on someone else’s directions.

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He also pointed out that reality shows have a large audience despite claims that they are partly staged.

He told Zoom Digital, “See, until I have been a part of reality shows, I have never given any comment because someone has told me to do so. The shows weren’t scripted. And if at all such situations arrived, I have clearly dis agreed to do so. Also, if I already know someone who is appearing in the show, I never act as if we are meeting for the first time.” Shaan said that while some formats and strategies might be followed to make a show popular, one cannot fake talent, especially in a singing-based competition.

He said, “If we talk about music shows, one thing you cannot fake and that is your talent. Your singing will always be genuine. But yes, sometimes people want those who have already appeared on TV shows earlier to return as they have experience of reality shows and it becomes easier to make the show popular.

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