Delhi girl Meenakshi Kandwal and Bilaspur’s Akshay Shukla eat four other finalists to win the Star Anchor Hunt for news anchors, winning a three-year contract with Star News and a Ford Figo car each.
“I am still in a trance. The feeling of being the winner is yet to sink in,” said Meenakshi, who used to work with a multinational firm. “It’s like a dream come true. When I went for the audition, I had it in my mind that I have to win this contest,” Akshay said. “I’m an engineer, but I always wanted to be an anchor. Now that I have won, I feel more responsible. I have to do much better in future,” he added.
In the final round, six finalists, including Vishal Kalra from Ahmedabad, Seher Ahmed from Jaipur, Gurdeep Singh Mann from Chandigarh, and Pallavi Tyagi from Delhi, were asked to interview Lalu Prasad. Author Chetan Bhagat, actress Tisca Chopra and journalist Deepak Chowrasia were on the judges panel.