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Shekhar was a part of SaRegaMaPa earlier too but as a contestant. So what difference does he see in the show. Quick comes his reply “It was only musical earlier, but now it’s more of drama and circus. I would say, then the show was really SaReGaMaPa, but now it’s more of Saas-Bahu-aur-Gaana” As he laughs, he adds “No, maybe it’s Saas-Bahu-aur-Drama.” And what about his views regarding the love story drama being played now on SaReGaMaPa? “See, basically whatever the other mentors, other judges feel about this show, I would not like to comment anything on that. That is their approach to this entire thing. Our approach has to be very dignified and we need to maintain this.”
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As a mentor, he loved this new journey too. Before agreeing to be here as mentor, he had made it very clear to Zee, that all mentors will have to work together for the benefit of all the contestants and not fight like last time. And he is very happy with the co-operation that they are getting in this regard from all the other mentors. “A friendly atmosphere is much needed to get a positive energy, and only then, we can get success in our work.” He is happy working with the contestants and wants to make sure that they don’t end up into becoming short term celebrities like earlier contestants and winners from such reality shows. So what is the most cherished moment for him on this show till now? And again he comes out with a prompt reply “See if I consider the musical part, then every moment that I have spent with these contestants is memorable for me. Meeting these contestants and seeing how hard they are working on, the kind of effort, the kind of dedication they show, it gives a really nice feeling. All of them are very nice kids. But if I have to say keeping the drama of the show in mind, then the last day of mine on the show would be the most cherished moment.” And will he be back as mentor again in the next round? “I may or maybe not!!! They still need to work a lot on this drama part of the show. Even if I come, I may put conditions on this issue before saying yes.”
Shekhar has been called as one of the most unbiased and sensible judge in SaReGaMaPa who has always encouraged the contestants, pointed out their mistakes and kept away from all TRP gimmicks. It is because of this very nature of his, that people adore him and respect him all the more. With such sincerity, dedication, talent, creativity, focus and clarity in his outlook to life and music, this talented musician has a lot more of success to come his way!!! We wish him the very best!