The Stage, an Indian show that acts as a launchpad for English singing talent is hosted by Shibani Dandekar and judged by Vishal Dadlani, Monica Dogra, Ehsaan Noorani and Devraj Sanyal. The team is back for the second season, after a successful first. Reportedly, during the shoot of the second season, a contestant addressed Shibani by her sister Anusha Dandekar‘s name. Turns out, Shibani initially called out a contestant by the wrong name and upon her apology the contestant said, “It’s okay Anusha!”. To this, Shibani responded promptly with a “I am Shibani. Who’s Anusha?”. Ouch!
Apparently, this did not spoil the spirit of the show and the judges and Shibani laughed it off. But we can’t help but wonder why Shibani didn’t acknowledge that Anusha is her sister. Industry insiders claim these sisters don’t get along too well and this event only affirms that rumour.