Sumeet Raghavan a known face on Indian Television got his most recognition through the serial Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. Now he is one of the contestants in the reality show Say Shaava Shaava being aired on NDTV Imagine. He had always felt that if he had not been an actor today then he would have been a singer. Do we then accept that he is a trained singer? “No I am not a trained singer but yes, I have a little knowledge of singing. But many of my friends on this show are really good singers like Apurva, Narayani, and Mouni,” Sumeet clarifies.
How does he feel being a part of a singing show? “It's a nice experience being a part of such a unique show and working with a new channel. I am enjoying a lot. I am singing from quite sometime but never took it as a profession. I used to sing in Marathi but this the first time I am experimenting on Hindi songs. Through the show I also get a chance to meet with many of my colleagues whom I had never worked with as an actor, but now get to share the same platform for singing,” says the actor cum singer. The show has a unique voting pattern whereby one that gets eliminated, gets a chance to save any one of the contestants. Sumeet feels this voting pattern can be shocking. “I would say that the voting pattern here is shocking and also the USP of this show. Juhi was among the top three contestants and she got out of the show and when Aman saved Manish it was bit shocking. So it is a sort of warning given to everyone that anything is possible on this show,” was his candid reply.
With such a voting pattern there was always a chance of getting unfair results. “I don't know about all that. I entered into the show with one condition that I would not appeal for any vote like other reality shows. I don't like to plead for votes. I came into this contest just because I was told that only the bottom two has to appeal for the vote and I have that confidence that I will never be in bottom two,” was Sumeet’s confidant reply. For him the show is more of a fun so he does not look at others as competitors. “I am not taking this show as a competition I just came here to play a plain game. I know that I am performing and giving my best shot till now.” And what would he say about the judges? “They are esteemed people and when I came to know that they were judging I was bit shocked. They both are not singers but have strong knowledge of music,” explains Sumeet.
This actor is already giving out some of the best performances on the show and is getting accolades too from the judges. We wish him the best and hope that he does not fall victim of this new voting pattern so that his fans get a treat of his singing for many more days to come.
Reporter: Ranjini Nair