STARS ON THE HORIZON:
Amaanat Ali and Group:
All set to conquer the world
"SMS voting is not allowed for people back home (in Pakistan). I spoke to the channel but they couldn't help in any way."
He says all the three final contestants -- he, the winner Aneek Dhar and first runner up Raja Hasan -- are winners because there was not a huge difference in the votes they received.
"Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has its own charm," continues Amanat. "Here, they don't give importance only to singing but (they) also groomed us in style and looks."
He says that thanks to the show's creative team, he has improved more in the last six months than in the last 20 years. He will go back to Pakistan on October 28 to renew his visa and embark on a world tour next month. He says he will definitely work in India.
Has he got offers back home in Pakistan?
"I have a few offers, but I have signed a two-year contract with Zee so everything has to go through Zee," he answers.
Amanat's mother, brothers and sisters had come from Pakistan to cheer him. While the singer is speaking to rediff.com, he gets a call from his father, who is in the US on work. Amanat's mother thanks everyone who voted for Amanat and also thanks Hindustan and the channel for giving them so much respect.