As the Saregamapa Challenge 2007 is getting its popularity, the
contestants of the show are also becoming popular amongst the general
public. Now that the elimination depends upon voting, the contestants
are doing their best to impress the public and get maximum votes.. One
among these contestants is Apurva who has achieved more than 100 awards
for singing during his college days.. He is also an MBA graduate but
his main focus now is on singing.. We caught up with this 27 year Old
singing Sensation Apurva of Hit Squad and here is what he had to say as
to how he developed interest in music, his journey in SRGMP and much
How did you get interest in music? Have you taken any professional training, if so from whom?
got into music as a mistake,I still remember those days when i enrolled
my name in my college for Mimicry competition,later the lists were
exchanged and my name was enrolled in Singing competition by mistake.
My father advised me that u can sing and then i gathered some guts and
i participated in singing competition on 15aug95,I got first prize in
that competition,and then there was no looking back,i went on
participating in intercollege competions representing my college,and I
have more 100 intercollege competion awards won form pioneers of music
like Anu malik,Manhar udhas,Pankaj udhas,Shravan of Nadeem shravan
group,Jaswinder narula,peenaz masani and many more.
have a basic fundamental training in music but i was very irrregular as
i was busy in my studies as i m MBA in marketing,and later on in
job,working as Financial manager in ICICI Prudential
You are an MBA graduate.. So, in which line do you want to concentrate your career on? Music or Marketing?
MBA in marketing has changed my attitude towards the world.
is evergreen,As a singer,My identity is a Brand and my original voice
is my Brand equity,so Marketing my identity and my voice is a challenge
to spread it to the masses.
I have dedicated my life to music
How has been your journey in Saregamapa and what difference it has made in your life?
got birds eye view towards music,How can i use my voice to fullest
possibility,that what i learned from my mentors Vishal and Shekhar,as
according to them my voice is playback voice which suit any hero.
Who do you see as your competitor in this challenge and how confident are you that you will win this contest?
I live in present,and give my best,each performance is like a war to me.
My biggest competitor in the competition is "my last performance".I keep benchmarks to improve over my last performance.
Tell us some memorable moments spent in the sets of
Saregamapa and how have been the relationship with other contestants?
My mentors are like a friend,philosopher and guide to me,and
they always have time for me inspite of their busy schedule.
Saregampa is like a family to me,and contestants are my family members
Do you think public voting is a good choice to choose the winner in a
reality show? And how will you convince the public to vote for you?
Pubic voting is a concept "Janata ki Awaaz" so it is.
should vote me because I am a versatile singer who can touch every
parameter of playback music.My aim of life is to promote quality music
where every individual in family can see me collectively,not in
isolated manner in different hidden spots.I am strictly against
i will promote "soothing music'
to my audience,will take them away from their grief and sorrow and which will give them an enthusiasm to live a lively life.
Your message for all your fans...
Always "believe in yourself and others will believe you"
As said - "Success is a journey, not a destination." Apurva has a very
good voice and has a long journey to travel to reach his destination.
India-Forums wishes Apurva a very good journey ahead..