K for Kishore recently got some of the new challengers in the show who are trying hard to challenge the already present contestants. One among them is Rex Desouza, who was also the finalist of the very famous reality show Fame Gurukul. Rex considers himself as one of the very big fan of Kishore Kumar and is making sure to prove that he is none less than the others. Rex has been doing many stage shows after Fame Gurukul and now his fans are delighted to see him participate again in a reality show, K for Kishore. Our Tellybuzz reporter took an exclusive chit chat of Rex to know his takes on this show.
Rex is not new to reality shows and has a big fan following, and when asked what made him choose the platform of K for Kishore, he said, “Well I heard and saw the first episode of the show when I was in the US. I know most of the singers like Nayan Rathod, Chintan Bakiwala, Chetan Rana as I have done stage shows with them. And I think it is a very good show, so I was quite ecstatic when I got a call to be a part of the show as a challenger. I accepted the offer as I am a great fan of Kishore Kumar and started off my singing career with one of his songs. I feel privileged singing on the same platform as him”. Rex feels that Kishore Kumar is incomparable and there is no one who can replace him in any way. “He is and will always remain a legend. This show is not about replacing Kishore Kumar in any way, it is a tribute to the singer and to try and find a singer who is closest to the great man”, asserts the popular singer.
There are many established singers who find it difficult to sing Kishore Kumar songs, but which one do you consider as the toughest for you to sing? “The thing about Kishore Kumar is that he was a straight singer, who was not trained in any kind of classical singing, which makes it tough to sing all his songs”. Kishore Kumar is the yodeling king. So, How far you are good at yodeling? “Not very good actually. In fact I sang the song Zindagi Ek Safar in one of the episodes and I tried yodeling and I got some help from the contestants in perfecting it”.
Rex’s favorite song of Kishore Kumar is “O Saathi Re” and was excited to select some of his favorite songs for an album of Kishore. “If I make an album with Kishore Kumar in mind, I would include some of my favourite songs like, Oh Saathi re, Musafir Hoon Yaaron, Ek Ajnabee and some punchy numbers like Om Shanti Om”. There are many songs composed in the recent times, which is the one song that could have been better sung by Kishore Kumar? “There are a number of songs that Kishore Kumar would have done better. One of them would be Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe”, says Rex as he signs off.