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Annu Malek on the Gala Finalists..

Annu Malek in a candid conversation as he talks about the 14 top contestants who aim to make it big in the Galas of Indian Idol...

2008-11-13T16:33:00Z
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Anu Malek has handpicked 14 contestants to vie for the title of Indian Idol 4. He was of course aided by the jury of Javed Akhtar, Sonali Bendre and Kailash Kher in making sure the 14 chosen ones were the best of the lot. On Monday night, they were unveiled before the media by Malek.

And here's what Malek thinks about the finalists.

Bhanu Pratap: He couldn't make it the first three seasons, but he persevered and that's what makes him stand apart. He epitomizes patience and is confident about himself and that's why he's here.

Ananya Mishra: She's a Kathak dancer. When she came in for the auditions, she first danced. We told her to do what she had come for and when she sang she floored us. She's a bundle of talent.

Priyanka Negi: She had auditioned last year too, but couldn't make the cut. This year she persisted and won our hearts. A melodious voice and a pleasing personality to boo!!

Kapil Thapa: This army jawan, when he sings romantic songs, you don't want to stop him, bas sunte hi rehne ko jee chahta hai.

Mohit Lalwani: He has looks, a certain X-factor and a voice to go with it. Certainly deserves to be in the finals.

Sourobhee Debbarama: She's spunky, immensely talented and has that X-factor. Her Hindi is almost flawless and she could be the next Indian Idol.

Bhavya Pandit: She shares her birthday with me so naturally I have a soft spot for her. She has made the cut because of the wild card entry. With her voice, we just couldn't have lost her before the galas.

Tulika Ganguly: She's nicknamed Talli and when she sang Main Talli ho gayi, I told myself, 'Can she better the singing of my daughter Anmol who's sung the song' and she sung very well. Sprightly, confident and talented enough to make it in the finals!!

Prasanjit Kosambi: Pure talent. No one can touch him there. Hardworking, another wild card entrant. We hope he stays long in the race, he deserves to.

Shini Kalvint: She's married and she thinks that could go against her in the voting pattern, but where talent is concerned, she's as good as the rest. Now, only if the audience gives her a fair chance.

Rajdeep Chaterjee: A killer smile and a voice to kill for. A strong contender for the title.

Remo Ghosh: Has a long way to go, but this chhota Don can turn the tables at the galas.

Torsha Sarkar: An absolute judges' favorite, she could be our next Idol. A great voice, sincere and a pleasing personality.

Kuldeep Singh Chauhan: The oldest of the lot, but very spirited and passionate about his talent.

Do you go hand in hand with Annu's thoughts? Over to you, folks!!

Reporter and Author: Kshama Rao


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leenacute
leenacute 10 years ago PHOONK 2 IS RAM GOPAL'S ANOTHER MASTERPIECE.THE STORY IS THE CONTINUATION OF PHOONK. RAJIV WITH HIS WIFE AARTI MOOVED TO A NEW HOUSE.KIDS WERE HAPPY.RAJIV'S BROTHER-IN-LAW AND SISTER ARUSHI WAS SUPPOSED TO COME.EVERYTHING WAS GOING WELL BUT SOMETHING WAS BOTHERING THE ENTIRE FAMILY ESPECIALLY RAJIV'S WIFE AARTI. RAJIV'S WIFE WAS POSSESED BY MADHU'S SPIRIT AND THREATEN RAJIV THAT SHE WOULD KILL ALL OF THEM WHOM RAJIV LOVES.RAJIV WAS IN A CONTINUOUS TENSION WHICH IS VERY FLAWLESSLY DISPLAYED BY SUDEEP. RAJIV CALLS VINAY TO BRING MAANJA TO GET RID OF MADHU'S SPIRIT. MANJA COULDN'T COME MADHU'SPIRIT CUT HIS HEAD OFF,RAJIV'S FRIEND BRINGS ANOTHER TANTRIK WHO SUGGESTS THAT SINCE MADHU HAS POSSESSED AARTI'S BODY SHE CANNOT BE HARMED.SO TO STOP THIS UNSTOPPABLE SPIRIT THEY MUST BRING MADHU'S HUSBAND.VINAY WAS KILLED ON HIS WAT TO BRING MADHU'S HUSBAND.MADHU'S SPIRIT KILLED THE TANTRIK ALSO AND RAJIV WAS HELPLESS. THISS HELPLESSNESS WAS PERFECTLY SHOWN BY SUDEEP.THE CLIMAX IS VERY DRAMATIC,RAJIV LOVES HIS AND RECALLS THE MOMENT THEY SHARE WITH EACH OTHER BUT AT THAT MOMENT RAJIV HAD TO KILL HER T SAVE HIS DAUGHTER RAKSHA. THE EMOTIONS,THE EXPRESSIONS OF RAKSHA IS QUITE GOOD. LET'S SAY AFULFILLING FILM RAM GOPAL VERMA HAS GIVEN TO HIS AUDIENCE AS A GIFT.
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nitinsablok1988
nitinsablok1988 12 years ago hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, anu malik sir howru iam nitinsablokfrom meerutcantt and iam agreat fan of yours
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piya2025
piya2025 12 years ago Thanks ! I like Mohit -Rajdeep,Torsha-Tulika & priyanka..they r reallyt gud :) all d best to them..
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-Nymphadora-
-Nymphadora- 12 years ago i love Rajdeep and Ananya,Bhavya..........but rahdeeps my favorite!!thanks for the report!!
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magicalmelody
magicalmelody 12 years ago Rajdeep and Ananya are my most favs..
but also like bhavya and torsha then shini and prasnjit..along with priyanka..
rest are ok..
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LadyMcbeth
LadyMcbeth 12 years ago Prasanjit, Rajdeep and Torsha are very talented ... may they climb the ladder of success!
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NKSUDHIR
NKSUDHIR 12 years ago Torsha and Rajdeep are strong contenders for the finals. If it happens then no one can stop Torsha to be our FIRST GIRL INDIAN IDOL.
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shruti
shruti 12 years ago Wish all the contestants best of luck!!
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Riya07
Riya07 12 years ago i hope the girls stay longer than the boys...i want a girl to be indian idol this time plz let it be ananya, torsha or tulika :)
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