Karan Wahi to host Indian Idol Junior!

Remix and Dill Mill Gayye heartthrob Karan Wahi is the host of the singing reality show…will he do some crooning too?

From shaking a leg in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 to hosting Nach Baliye 5 – Karan Wahi has proved his mettle as a performer and show emcee. Now a little birdie tells us that he has been signed up to host a new children’s show – Indian Idol Junior – for Sony Entertainment Channel.

Best known for his role as Ranveer Sisodia in Remix, Karan Wahi has come a long way in his acting career on TV. Doing varied roles ranging from Dr Siddhant Modi of Dill Mill Gayye to participating in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 5, Karan has become one of the most promising performers on the small screen. Given his popularity and cuteness quotient, he is the next handsome dude on the block to watch out for, wethinks.

He is currently co-anchor for the dance reality show Nach Baliye 5, for which he has received rave reviews. And we now discover that he has been approached for a singing reality show – Indian Idol Junior, on Sony Entertainment Television. Earlier reports of singers Rahul Vaidya and Abhijeet Sawant (Indian Idol contestant and winner respectively) playing the emcee role were rife, but the channel was keener on roping in Karan instead – after all, the lad is known to have a good rapport with kids and has a charmingly clownish range of expressions that will keep them endlessly entertained. Music director duo Vishal-Shekhar and Ooh la la singer Shreya Ghoshal have been roped in as judges.

Indian Idol Junior is supposedly the next big thing to happen on television and Fremantle India and Sony TV are leaving no stone unturned to make it a hit. Will it work? We wait to find out. Meanwhile you tell us: Are you looking forward to watching this one?