Odia girl Ananya Sritam Nanda, who won the hit singing reality show Indian Idol Junior, says she wants to sing for Bollywood actors Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma. The 14-year-old, who won the second season of the singing reality series, adds the three actors are her personal favourites.
"I love Preity Zinta and want to sing for her but she is not working much nowadays. I would be very happy to sing for Sonakshi ma'am, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma. I really like their acting and it would be an honour to do playback for them," says Ananya.
Sonakshi was one of the three judges on the Sony show, which saw Ananya defeating other two finalists-- Nahid Afrin and Nityashree Venkataramanan. The singer says the win came as a huge surprise because she did not expect to win the competition.
Judges Sonakshi Sinha pose with Indian Idol Junior 2 winner Ananya Sritam Nanda. Kapil Sharma was also present at the grand finale.
"I had not expected to win at all. I was shocked when my name was announced. I had not thought about winning. I went with the flow because if I had kept expectations and lost, I would have been very sad and heartbroken," she says.
A 9th grade student, Ananya now wants to concentrate on her upcoming exams and get back to her riyaz. "I have my half-yearly exams coming up. I will fully concentrate on my studies and also continue my singing lessons from my Guruji. I will try to come to Mumbai to take lessons from our trainer here," the singer said.
A huge fan of Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal, Ananya harbours a dream of singing alongside the music stars. "I am a huge fan of both of them. I wish I get a chance to sing with them, to do a duet with Arijit Singh... He is my favourite. I love his voice. Like me he also participated in a reality show. I like him a lot," she said.