Reality TV shows always face the flak for being unfair, scripted or over dramatized but there are some credible shows which steer clear of all controversies and remain clean in the truest sense of the word.
Zee TV's Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs is one of those shows which is about good voice and singing rather than cheap publicity, nepotism or favoritism. This fact was elucidated by the following examples. Sparsh Khanchandani, an Indian child film actress and one of the most popular young faces of the Indian television came for the auditions of this prestigious reality show. She has tasted success with her role in Uttaran as the innocent little Iccha and has done cameos in CID and Shree but she aspires to be a singer and hence decided to try her luck at Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs. According to the judges she is a brilliant actress but her singing abilities does not match the stringent ones followed in the show.
The same applied to Deepshikha and Sania. Deepshikha's sister Anamika was the winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs 2009 and Sania is Ranjeet Rajwada's sister who won the nation's heart with his soulful ghazals and was one of the finalists of Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar 2010. The judges appreciated the lineage from which the kids came from but they had their reservations selecting them as they were not up to the mark unlike their siblings.
All 3 judges recognized li'l Rachael Singh who is celebrated music director Raju Singh's daughter. As she took center stage the judges enquired about her father and asked her to sing. Kailash Kher, Javed Ali and Adnan Sami have all seen Rachael growing up in front of their eyes and are indeed very fond of her but when it came to selecting her for the further round they all were of the opinion that she needs more practice and should come better prepared for the next season of the coveted reality show.
These examples clearly enunciate the fact that only sheer talent is the deciding factor for contestants to be selected at Zee Tv's Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs. "Our audiences are well informed and cannot be fooled. Ultimately it is the junta who chooses the final winner," adds a source from the sets.