The winner of Raja Queen 2016 – Ranjita Panigrahi alleged that she was being forced to return the crown by Sarthak TV on the ground that audience vote was required before the final round. She has threatened to drag the channel to court now.
“I was declared winner in the grand finale and was crowned accordingly. If votes from the audience were really needed, it could have been done before or during the semi-final round,” Ranjita Panigrahi, a native of Bhadrak said.
On the other hand, the entertainment channel has said that it has all the right to change the format of a programme during the course of shooting. “This allegation has no basis. A channel has full authority to make changes in its format until it is aired,” Sarthak TV’s non-fiction head Seemanta Das said.
Ollywood celebrities like Debashish Patra, Sritam Das, Priya Chowdhary, Prakruti Mishra, Jina Samal and Anubha Sourya are the mentors of the mega programme for this season.
Launched in 2013, Raja Queen is one of the most innovative reality shows on Sarthak TV.