Yeh Shaam Mastani is a musical reality TV show. It aired on Sony TV on weekends starting from 3rd May 2008. The show featured seven of the country’s top singers. The host of the show was
Mini Mathur. She is a well-known personality who was also the host of
Indian Idol series, which aired on Sony TV. The show brought together India’s top musicians who enthralled audiences by performing some of their beloved songs. Each new episode of the show showcased the musical prowess of the artist performing. They all performed live in front of the studio’s audience. All the singers entertained the viewers immensely. The show featured some of the most famous songs performed by them (both solo and duet songs). The show also saw the singers engage the audiences with their hits. Some of the viewers' questions were also answered by the performers as a part of the interaction.
Apart from this, the singers took song requests from fans which they performed live. The series is an acclaimed concert reality show spread over thirteen episodes. The show is a showcase of immense talents like
Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan,
Kunal Ganjawala, and much more. Mini Mathur, the show’s host, deftly handled the singers and the audience’s expectations. The studio audience got a personal connect with the singers as they shared stories from their lives through the show. Her ease and experience were easy to spot. She has acted as a VJ on MTV and shot to fame after hosting Indian Idol. She is the host for four seasons of the show. Indian Idol is a popular singing reality television show which has aired on Sony TV since 2004.
The show provided a platform for many renowned singers to emerge throughout the country. The winners have gone on to make their mark upon the music industry in India. The show also sparked off the creation of other singing reality shows. These include
Fame Gurukul on Sony and the rebooted version of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV. Many of these aired not just on Sony but also on competing channels. Mini has also acted in films and remembered for her role in I, Me Aur Main. The movie saw her in the role of John Abraham’s elder sister, Shivani. She made a mark for herself in the modeling world shortly after graduating.