Short-video app Josh wrapped up the third edition of its original IP ‘World Famous’ in a Grand Finale in Jaipur. The three-week talent hunt spanning three cities across the northwestern state of Rajasthan concluded in a star-studded event.
With celebrity mentors Urvashi Rautela and Karan Wahi gracing the event, Raman Acharya, UD and Roman and Friends were felicitated as the top creators of ‘World Famous’ 2022 and will now receive the opportunity to be mentored and groomed by the top creators in the industry.
World Famous is a multi-city talent hunt which was launched in 2021 with the aim of discovering and celebrating India’s diverse and talented youth. The third edition of ‘World Famous’ which started its journey in Rajasthan in February headed to Jodhpur, Kota and finally concluded in Jaipur by wrapping up the hunt for India’s undiscovered local talent with the makings of a superstar.
World Famous witnessed the semi-finale participants battle it out for the chance to win up to INR 1 lakh in cash prizes and the opportunity to be mentored and groomed by the top creators in the ecosystem. Expressing their talent across different genres ranging from dance, music, comedy, fashion and acting among others, the finalists showcased their best performances, as they were cheered on by the audience and mentors.
Congratulating the winners, Seher Bedi, Head of Josh Studios, said, “The past three weeks have showcased the passion, dedication, and talent that each participant has displayed. The ‘World Famous’ series was conceived as a means of creating impactful change, by encouraging people to show their talent. All the participants have showcased this spirit at the core of their creations, and we are proud to recognise their efforts.”
Celebrity mentor Urvashi Rautela congratulated the participants for their performances.
"It is a privilege to be witnessing and mentoring the talent that each participant has showcased. Each of these creators have displayed such passion and dedication and I would like to thank the team at Josh for giving me this opportunity and for putting together this amazing platform to help discover, support, and encourage the talented youth in India,” she said.
“This evening has demonstrated some of the most talented performances by these wonderful creators. I congratulate all the participants for putting their best talent on display. I am thankful for being associated with Josh for putting together this hunt to recognise the dreams of thousands of aspiring creators and help fulfill them,” said celebrity mentor Karan Wahi.
‘World Famous’ is the first signature roll out under the direction of Josh Studios. Josh Studios was unveiled in March 2021 to scale the short-video platform’s capabilities to create a cutting-edge content and talent hub.