“I did not expect to go out at all. I thought that I would be able to sustain myself till the top three at least, but unfortunately luck did not favor me. Even now I’m not able to accept the decision, though I still don’t know how to react,” says a dejected Bhanu.
The poor singer is still in shock. “I’m one of the contestants who got good votes from the audience, and judges too have praised me. For me this title of Idol was very important. However, I have not lost any thing, as I know I will come back and start my life all over again to grow further in the same field,” adds the singer.
Whom did you speak to after elimination? “I called my family and even they were not able to believe that I was out of the show. My mother even disconnected the call thinking that I’m playing some prank on them. Later everybody was supportive and I’m really grateful for that,” he quips.
Bhanu had made it to the Galas only in the fourth year of auditioning for Indian Idol. “I take with me the support and love from the audience as well as the judges. I will miss my friends and this stage, but I am going out with fond memories. Idol has given me a good platform and I will see to it that I use this opportunity to the fullest,” he concludes.
Reporter and Author: Rachana Trivedi