Moj, India’s short video app, today announced the winners of the #MojSuperstarHunt across five categories, and crowned one Moj Superstar from these five winners, bringing the two-month-long nationwide digital talent hunt to a close. The grand finale featured 30 contestants competing for the top prize.
Himanshu Shrivastav, 26, of Gairatganj, Madhya Pradesh, was proclaimed the Moj Superstar and awarded a prize of ten lakh rupees. Ajinkya, Pratibha Sahu, Paru Gowda, and Prateek Bharadwaj received 5 lakh rupees each in the other categories.
|Dance and Moj Superstar||Himanshu Shrivastav||Gairatganj, Madhya Pradesh|
|Unique Talent||Ajinkya||Duhle, Maharashtra|
|Fashion Beauty||Pratibha Sahu||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|Acting||Paru Gowda||Bangalore, Karnataka|
|Comedy (Wildcard)||Prateek Bharadwaj||Garhmukteshwar, Uttar Pradesh|
Launched with a motive to discover remarkable talent from across the country, #MojSuperstarHunt invited creators to showcase their skills on the platform. Judged by famed choreographer-director, Remo D’Souza and hosted by Moj’s top influencer Awez Darbar, #MojSuperstarHunt has been one of the most successful digital talent hunts and received an overwhelming response from the creator ecosystem. Over 6.5 lakh creators participated in the biggest talent hunt, creating over 4.4 million pieces of content that got 37 billion video plays.
During the process, the creators also gave a glimpse into their lives displaying their passion for creating content. Every participant’s story was an immense source of motivation for the Moj community.
Commenting on the talent hunt, Shashank Shekhar, Sr. Director – Content Strategy and Operations, Moj said, “Through #MojSuperstarHunt, we wanted to empower and bring to the fore home-grown and undiscovered talent residing across the length and breadth of our country. The talent hunt received an overwhelming response and it was a rewarding experience to see all this fresh talent convene on our platform. All the finalists should be really proud of themselves for coming out and showcasing their talent to the world. The winners are a clear indicator of the amazing pool of talent we have in our country, and now on Moj.”
On judging the talent hunt, Remo D’Souza said, “I am honored to have had the opportunity to witness and judge such incredible talent from across the country. Moj’s Superstar Hunt provided a golden opportunity for a new generation of digital stars to reach millions of households and gain the recognition they deserve. I’d like to congratulate the winners and other participants as they emerge as the future superstars of the digital world.”