Babul Supriyo has mesmerized many of the music lovers with his sensational singing. His songs have the sweetness imbibed in them and has given some beautiful romantic songs to the music industry. He agrees that he has a trace of Kishore Kumar in his style. And recently right from a singer, he is now recognized as an anchor of the very famous reality show on Sony, “K for Kishore”. Being a Kishore fan himself, he is very thrilled to be a part of this show and feels this is the best way to pay a tribute to his idol. He was recently quizzed by our Telly Buzz reporter to know what he feels about this show.
When there are so many reality shows on television, what do you think is so different about “K for Kishore”? “K for Kishore is completely different from all other reality shows. First of all, it is a concept that is completely original and is not adapted from any foreign show. And it is a tribute to one of the greatest singer of all times”, says Babul. When asked on what is the show exactly looking for? A Kishore Kumar or a Kishore Kumar clone, he quickly said, “Neither. We are just looking for someone who is a great singer in his own way and has the ability to carry off the crown of K for Kishore”.
Just as a usual host does, Babul also supports the contestants of K for Kishore and gives them the required encouragement to perform better on the show. He feels it’s a good learning experience for all the contestants. “See, these singers are newcomers. So to expect them to do complete justice to songs of a singer of Kishore Kumar's caliber would be very unfair to them. When I listen to them singing, I remember my struggling days. There is a very famous Chinese proverb that says, you hit the bull's eye after ninety nine misses and that's the same thing we are trying to achieve here”. Babul is excited to be a part of the show which is paying tribute to the legendary singer Kishore Kumar and which is the reason for him to take up this stint as a host. “I think this was a great opportunity for me and I always say life is very fair as I grew up idolizing his songs and when presented with this opportunity to pay a tribute to my guru, I was more than happy to take it up”.
When it comes to Kishore Kumar, it is seen that not only males but even females are die-hard fans of his, so why have they been kept away from the show? “Well, see this show is in tribute to Kishore Kumar and it is obvious that we include only the men. But we have received so many calls and letters from females, you never know we might just do something to include them in the show too”, said the vivacious host.