Vinit's mentor is angry
Hi friends go thru this one..
by Subhash K Jha
The wait is over. After months of stiff competition the two finalists
Debojit and Vinit finally faced the roaring crowds at the Andheri
Sports Complex last week.
The audiences' votes poured in by the lakhs. Both the finalists danced
and sang nervously but confidently unheedful of the fate that awaited
for both of them at the end of the evening.
Debojit was relieved, joyous and grateful. "I've been through the worst
ordeal possible to get here. Ghis-ghis ke main yahan pahuncha hoon. Now
suddenly all the trouble and toil seems worth the while. I really
needed this victory to boost my confidence. Do you know what I like
best about winning?
fact that my wife can stop working. She's a patient of arthritis and it
used to kill me every day to watch her leave home for her job. She can
now take it easy. Perhaps now I can afford to give her those comforts
of life that I've so far not been able to give her. There's a hunger
within me to sing and build on the platform that Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has
given me. Let's see what destiny has in store."
Hours before the event Himesh Reshamiyya threatened to boycott the
grand finale. The bone of contention was the song that the two mentors
had composed for their respective protgs.
Ismail Durbar thought it wise for Debojit to record Durbar's
composition in a studio and lip-sync it on stage, Reshammiya had other
plans. He wanted Vinit to sing his composition live on stage for the
When the show director Gajendra Singh supported Durbar, Reshammiya
threatened to stay away from the Finale, thereby throwing the entire
event into a quandary.
Gajendra Singh had to spend the entire evening and night of Thursday
persuading Reshammiya to change his mind before the composer agreed to
be on stage on Friday.
Would it be possible for the bickering judges to co-exist on the same
platform? "Why not?" reasons Ashish Kaul (senior vice-president
corporate brand development).
"Differences are an integral part of any competitive event. We never
intended to model Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Indian Idol. In fact when two of
our judges staged a walk-out we thought of keeping it off camera. But
then we thought, why not let viewers know that truth?
Sa Re Ga
Ma Pa has thrown forward the most amazing talent. And the mentors are
as important as the contestants. We certainly want the same judges