Harshit Saxena, the Challenger who made it to the Champion side in Star Plus’ Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar is battling it out with the contestants now for a different reason! The buzz around is that the singer is not popular among his co-participants as many feel that Harshit tries very hard to impress the judges with sweet talk rather than with singing. Impressive catchy lines like ‘I am privileged to have a chance to sing in front of you’ said by Harshit gets the judges’ upbeat, and this is exactly what Rahul Vaidya and Vineet Singh dislike in the singer!!
Rahul Vaidya, the other Challenger who made it to the Champion team does not have any problems with Harshit, but goes on to say, “He can do whatever he likes, but the only problem I have with him is that he never ever smiles! I understand there is serious competition between us, but one should also learn to enjoy. Till date, I have never seen Harshit laughing”. On the weird mannerisms that Harshit adapts, Rahul quips, “I personally feel that one needs to impress the judges with his singing talent and nothing else”.
Harshit who has secured perfect scores in both Friday and Saturday’s episodes by the judges is now seen as an 'Underdog' in the competition. However Vineet Singh feels that Harshit is very smart in choosing the songs and selects the ones in which the judges have been a part of, in one way or the other. “Also, few contestants make it a point to sing before the judges and get their comments even before they sing for the episode shoot. I have never asked the judges to listen to my songs before-hand and will never do so”, quips Vineet. On the aspect of pouring out nice comments on the judges, Vineet says, “It is very obvious that we all are honored to sing before such renowned names. What’s the point in saying this again and again?”
Well, what does Harshit Saxena have to say to all these comments targeted at him by his friends? “People know who is doing what and it is clearly visible on the show. So I do not want to comment more on this!”, says Harshit in his defense. He adds on, “As far as my fan following goes, I am the fresh face from Voice of India, so I am more popular when compared to others. This is not liked by few here, and they are spreading the word that I impress the judges by gimmicks rather than singing. For me, singing is everything and I know I should concentrate only on this and should not get distracted with whatever others say”.
Hope all the singers concentrate more on singing and prove their worth on stage, rather than with words!!
Author and Reporter: Binita Ramchandani