Rajesh Roshan and Khayyamji – New Maha Gurus of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007
As Zee TV’s ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007′ enters in the new round this Friday, there will be a change in Maha gurus. Earlier round saw Ashaji and Ghulam Ali as Maha Gurus but from this Friday this place will be shared by renowned composers Rajesh Roshan and Khayyam (Mohammed Zahoor Khayyam Hashmi). Khayyam sahab is well known for the melodious music for ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’, ‘Kabhie Kabhie’, ‘Umrao Jaan’ and ‘Bazaar’. While Rajesh Roshan is known to newer generation for the hit music of Hrithik Roshan’s Kaho Na Pyar Hai. His other films are Julie (1975), Mr. Natwarlal. He is the first music director who made superstar Amitabh Bachchan to sing in Mr. Natwarlal.
Khayyam sahab says about this show “The show is a good opportunity for young singers of this generation. It encourages them and provides them worldwide exposure. Plus, they will be mentored by established singers. ”
He comments on the music scenario saying , “People are learning new forms of music. I am not against the trend. I respect all forms of music. However, people should keep a good balance between classical and mortal kind of music. Today, music is the best form of art and it should be free of vulgarity unlike how it is being projected these days.”
Khayyam continues, “My songs touched people and moved them to tears. Often listeners would weep while hearing the song ‘Dekhlo aaj humko’ from ‘Bazaar’. Even today, people get emotional. My songs were a hit in days when there was no promotional might.” He adds, “Even today, people seek solace from the song ‘Kabhi kisiko mukammil jahan nahin milta’ that I composed for ‘Ahsita Ahista’.”