The Season’s Flavour is truly Reality Shows!! As we watch our Favourite
Contestants rock week after week , thus getting closer to their Dream
and Desire, we as viewers tend to get a feeling, “Can we make it
there?” Now what if a little kid dreams of reaching the
Indian Idol Stage and be a part of the Fun, Glory and Success?
Here is a Real-Life incident of Milan Thakur, who was the eldest of the
three kids who fled to Mumbai from Begusarai near Patna to be a part of
Indian Idol…. The good news now is that, the kids are back home!!
What’s more, Indian Idol actually made the Dream come True for Milan
Singh as he was invited to be a guest on the show, this time
accompanied by his parents, ofcourse. The lean and lanky fourteen year
old Milan looked shy and a bit embarrassed too as he sat giving his
first ever interview.
"I love music and singing and wanted to take part in Indian Idol,
that is why I did what I did," he confesses. "With the forty thousand
that I took from home, my two young friends and me booked train tickets
to Mumbai. Once in the city, a man who befriended us on the train
helped us get rooms in Ashray a city hotel for Rs400 a day. Once the
money was over, we began roaming the streets and even slept at railway
platforms.” Confident and unafraid of any untoward incident happening
to the trio, he said," I was very careful. When the gentleman asked us
to accompany him to Delhi I refused the offer," he said firmly.
Said the relieved father, "My main worry was that the children should
not fall into the wrong hands." But his pretty mother says had
she known of his love for music, she would definitely have done
something about it. One thing is for sure Milan is going to get some
music lessons. Different from the kind of music he faced when he got
Now what is your reaction as you read this horrid experience of Milan?
“Thank God, they reached home safely!!!” – Is this not the phrase that
comes to your mind now? Well, the Lesson is Learnt the Bitter Way!! But
another point to remember is that not all are as lucky as Milan with
their runaway adventures from home…
So at the end of the Day, the Moral of the Story is : “Running away from
home does not always end in a Musical Journey”…. Ain’t it?
Reporter: Srividya Rajesh