After Bollywood's recreation of the 60’s and 70’s era, now it’s the turn of Television to do the same. And what better way to do so by rekindling the golden era of music and offering a tribute to none other than the legendary singer, Kishore Kumar.
We talked to Sudesh Bhonsale, one of the judges of the show to know more about Sony's new reality show - K for Kishore. Sudesh himself was too excited about the show which has already completed the shooting of the first two episodes. “I am really excited and happy too. It’s like reliving those memories of Kishoreda and to listen to those songs again, it definitely gives an ecstatic feeling. And believe me, I know too many are excited just like me. The number of calls I am getting today proves this”, says Sudesh. And how different is the show from other singing reality shows? “This show is very different. First of all we don’t have any SMS voting. The judges and the live audience will choose the winner. We will not be looking for some clone of Kishore Kumar here, nor would I say we are looking for someone like Kishoreda. Kishore was one and only one, unique. This show is more of a tribute to the singer and also a treat from the channel house to the fans of Kishore”, is what Sudesh has to say.
Auditions were done around the country and 12 talented contestants were chosen. We asked him to tell us more about the contestants. “Auditions happened and from there, we have selected the best 12. The contestants are all talented singers and not amateurs. All of them are professional stage singers, and few among them have even done a couple of playback singing”. Then he adds, “These singers will be singing only Kishore songs. But the winner will be chosen not just on the basis of the singing. The contestant will have to perform just as Kishoreda would have done while performing the song on stage.”
What does he have to say about the host? “Rajeshwari is very good as a host. She did a marvelous job in the first two episodes we shot. She is like the connecting cord between the judges and the contestants”, and then adds laughing, “Please don’t miss the first two episodes where we all would be dressed like and act like Kishore. The show would open with a performance by me in full Kishore attire.”
Kishore Kumar is irreplaceable. But with this unique concept, the fans of Kishore will get to pay a tribute, and remember him for his invaluable contribution to music; cherish the phenomenon called Kishore Kumar, treat themselves to the timeless beauty of his magical songs and relive those lost moments yet again.
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