Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and singers Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal will judge the Indian version of music moghul Simon Cowell’s singing reality show, The X Factor.Although a formal announcement has been made only about the participation of Nigam and Bhansali, according to sources, Shreya Ghoshal too has been roped in to judge the show. The singing talent show is an adaptation of the successful international show The X Factor, that is a favourite in the US and the UK. The auditions for the show are going on in several parts of the country here.
"I don’t know how to define X Factor. Amitabh Bachchan has this X factor, now how do I define his X factor?" Bhansali said,who unveiled the show’s logo. The first season of X Factor will be hosted by singer-anchor Aditya Narayan. "With X-factor breaking records worldwide, we are looking forward to its launch in India," Sony entertainment television’s Head of Programming, Ajay Bhalwankar, said.
The channel has partnered with international company Fremantle Media, the license holder of the format, for the programme’s Indian adaptation.