Saregamapa challenge 2009 is going to be start on 4th July. This season there are few changes in Magical mentors. Along with Himesh Reshammiya , the new judge panel includes Adesh Shrivastava, Shankar Mahadevan and Pritam. Here are images of new promos of saregamapa challenge 2009 (more…)
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Its right, now saregamapa is called as Saregamapa Challenge 2009 (I guess, its because the grand finale will be in 2009). The auditions for Saregamapa were held nationwide as well as internationally. The audition episodes are going to be telecated on this Friday and Saturday and The Vishwayudhya 2 is going to start from 28th June. Zee TV already started showing promos of Saregamapa where Himesh Reshammiya is promoting his Rock Gharana. (more…)
The country’s new-age singing star, Himesh Reshammiya, turns 34 today. The son of a Veteran Gujarati music director Vipin Reshammiya, Hiemsh was born on 23rd July 1973. This Birthday is very special for Himesh ..”This birthday is special for me. Till last year, I was just a singer. This year I sport a new feather of being an actor in my hat,” says an excited Himesh Reshammiya.
Speaking about matters close to his heart, the actor says that he plans to initiate some charitable move dedicated to the cause of street children. Making a birthday resolution, Himesh says that children are closest to his heart. “My heart bleeds when I see street kids who do not have the privileges of education and primary healthcare.
So, I will be doing one mega concert across the nation where the money raised will be given away in charity for the cause of street children,” he declares. Himesh also intends to work harder, as expectations are higher from his audience, “I want to walk the distance to win hearts of my fans,” says he.
This birthday has also brought in some exciting news of acting in big banner movies. “I’m in talks with directors and being offered roles, which have acting and singing as a combination. I am still finalising my plans. It’s too early to speak about them. But, the scripts I am approached with sound quite promising.”
So, here’s wishing the birthday boy good luck ahead
Salman Khan, who helped Himesh find a footing in Bollywood, was a Godfather for Himesh Reshammiya but now their friendship has turned sour and this has been proved in recent episode of Saregamapa Challenge 2007. Salman Khan created havoc on the sets of Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Monday night (the show will be telecast on Saturday, 21st June). [Spoiler Post]
Salman v/s Himesh
Salman entered to applause and hugged the other judges of the show – Bappi Lahiri, Shekhar, Ismail Durbar – but with Himesh he only shook hands.
When Himesh began to comment on his Rock gharana contestants, Sallu kept interrupting him and passed sarcastic comments. Himesh took it like a man and responded by praising Salman and acknowledging the star’s hand in his success. Salman did not back down and continued to be rude. Himesh then actually pleaded with the star: “Ab to mere baare mein kuchch achcha bolo!”
Salman obliged and muttered a few words of praise. After this, Himesh was wary and spoke only in monosyllables. This did not stop Salman, who observed that Himesh made songs for children while Ismail Darbar made them for musicians.
Sallu irritates his Partner?
Salman came to the show with his Partner co-star Lara Dutta, at 8 pm, and stayed till the end of the shoot at midnight. It was his girlfriend Katrina Kaif’s birthday but she was abroad shooting. However Salman didn’t even spare his date. When she spoke in praise of the talent show, Sallu interrupted, and to her horror, said: “Jhooth bol rahi hai! Isne aaj tak programme ka koi episode nahin dekha. Mujhse make-up room mein details pooch rahi thi.”
When contestant Abhijeet Kosambi sang Salman’s hit number, Aaja Soniye from Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, and Lara expressed her displeasure about the song selection, Salman said: “Lara ko yeh gaana is-liye pasand nahi hai kyoon ki yeh Priyanka Chopra ka gaana hai.
Himesh’s wards get their share
The first singer to come on stage, Joy, was from the Rock Gharana, who fitting sang a Himesh-compsed song from a Salman film! Himesh asked him to sing Dil keh raha hai from Kyonki. Salman gave him a deep look and then said: “Cap pehen ke kyun ga raha hai?” A defiant Joy did not take it off.
When he finished, the judges thought he was off-key. To this Salman said that he did not sing through his nose so that was fine.
After this came Nirupama, to sing, Aaj main upar from Khamoshi. Noticing her nervousness, Salman came on stage and gave her a hug which left her stunned for a few seconds. She went on to sing well. Salman gave her 7.5 and the comment: “I am giving you saade saat (7 and a half) stars because my saade saati is on and I want to pass it on to you.”
When Lahore’s Mussarat finished his rendition of Tera Naam’s kyun kisi ko wafa ke badle, Salman said that he was a better singer than Himesh and that he needed no mentor. Mussarat was given nine points.
Aneek Dhar came next and rehearsed his song, O-O jaane-jaana dhunde tujhe diwana. Salman asked him if he was really going to sing that song from Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya? When Aneek replied in the affirmative, Salman rushed to the stage, took off Aneek’s cap, threw it towards the judges table, and then took off his jacket and shirt. The short and pudgy contestant was embarrassed as he launched into the song, but put up a good show. A pleased Salman said: “I give you 2 and half points for your body and 5 and half for your singing.”
‘Jab meri acting ki dukaan band hogi’
Faisalabad’s Amaanat before starting his song, requested Salman to become his health guru. Salman replied: “Jab meri acting ki dukaan band ho jaayegi uske baad mein yahi kaam karne wala hoon.”
Next singer Poonam Yadav was nervous and having problems adjusting to the track Tadap Tada from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. After a bit, she started crying. Salman asked her to sing another song but Ismail forced her to perform Tadap Tadap. Poonam told Salman: “Ismailji said,’sing this song so that Salman has tears in his eyes.’”
Salman said:”Don’t worry: I can manage to bring in tears in my eyes. I am good at doing that much acting at least.” She went on to deliver a great performance and happy Sallu gave her nine points. Ismail added his bit here that whenever the song would be played on the sets of HDDCS, Salman would get agitated and say: “Iski maaki ye gaana pahle band karo!”
Ismail said it was because Salman could not bear the pain that the song carried and could identify its words with his own life.
Bappi Lahiri’s Josh Gharana
Bappi’s contestant Abhijeet Kosambi sang Aaja soniye from Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. None of the judges liked his singing, save for Salman. Then Mauli sang Koi taal se gaya (No Entry). Salman hugged her on stage and gave her nine points.
Salman also suggested Bappi Lahiri to join films as an actor taking a cue from Adnan Sami. He said, “Adnan Sami ne apne andar se ek Bappi Lahiri nikaal diya aur patla hogaya abhi aap bhi kuch karo bappi da”. Bappi could barely smile at this one.
Vishal and Shekhar’s Hit It Gharana
After ascending the stage for a couple of times to hug contestants, Salman decided to liven things up and when Harpreet sang Jeene ke hai char din (Mujhse shaadi karogi), Sallu rushed up and began to dance. It was one of his favourite songs he said, and gave Harpreet 10 points. Then he took away a point, saying that “you should have been in just your towel to sing this one.”
Bikaner’s Raja Hassan sang the high-register “Sune le sathiya” (Old Dus). Salman was so impressed by him that he started with: “Are you mad? Nobody sings so perfectly: You are already a singer, you do not have to be here.”
Hearing this Vishal and Shekhar gave him a standing ovation. Salman observed that Raja must not be phoning his parents in Bikaner but merely going to his verandah and shouting out to them.
“I have a deep connection with Bikaner,” Salman added, referring to his short jail stint in that city.
Finally it was Karachi ‘s Junaid Shaikh’s turn to perform the last song of the evening. He sang Aisa pehli baar hua hai from Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega. Including Salman every single person on the sets joined Junaid on stage to dance to it.
All of Vishal and Shekhar’s contestants got ten marks from all the judges and they proved the best performers of the evening.
This is related to again Himesh Reshammiya, the composer whom most love to hate. There were many points in the show which is actually putting a question mark � Was the mentor actually present there on the sets during the 7th July show?
Yes, Himesh was present in the beginning, for the Josh gharana comments. But it seems he had other commitments, so he gave his responsibility to Adi n left (but not before playing on the Mauli-Adi issue). After that, whenever Adi finished with his comments on contestants, Himesh would suddenly pop up with repetitive praises that clearly looked pre-recorded. And then they would show clips of Adi looking embarassed. It was clearly a cut-and-paste job.
Now let us just go through few very minor details that happened in the show. Himesh was never shown commenting on the awesome performances rest alone others. He did not even make a single comment on the performance of his favorite Aneek Dhar, who wowed everyone with his performance. Neither was he shown ever to interact with the mentors, except during the Josh Gharana performance rounds. Otherwise all shots of Himesh were solo shots.
Now we come to the most interesting part which actually raises our eyebrows. If you watch the performances by Harpreet, Aneek, Nirupama, Raja and Joy and watch the aerial shots, it’s clearly evident that Himesh is not there on his seat. There are just four mentors sitting there instead of usual five. Also after Yalgaar Gharana contestant Poonam�s performance, Ismail Durbar shakes hands with Shekhar for agreeing to sign the contestant in their band. The hand-shake took place with both of them in their seats – Himesh was not present in between them, as he usually is.
In one of the shots Shekhar is also seen sitting on the Rock Gharana mentors chair!! Himesh seems to have taken this opportunity to prove himself as an actor after the huge success of his film Aap ka Suroor by giving in some best solo shots which gave us a wrong notion that he was actually present in the shot.
Credits for the post and images goes to Shrividya Rajesh of Indiaforum
Himesh Reshammiya is again in the news but now its for burqa. Himesh Reshammiya has created a controversy by visiting the holy tomb of Khawja Moinuddhin Chishti wearing a burqa, for which he apologised later. Read more about Himesh Reshammiya’s burqa controversy here. But for our readers we have brought the Pictures of Himesh in burqa…
Friday’s episode was very special for Himesh Reshammiya as his father, Bipin Reshammiya, came on saregamapa show to wish him. Bipinji shared some Himmesh’s childhood incidents like how Himmesh used to be so kanjus when he was a kid. He used to save 10 rupees by walking back to his home from school. While he narrates some memorable moments, he also showed us some rare and unseen childhood pictures of Himesh. We specially bring these pictures for you….
Himmesh Reshammiya’s surprise on this Friday’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa was almost ruined thanks to guest judge Khayyamji. During the special episode, Himmesh’s father, Bipin Reshammiya, was on the sets to surprise his son.
However, maha guru Khayyamji was so excited with Himmesh’s performance that he almost blurted out that his dad was in the studio. The stressed unit who had planned this surprise so carefully had to finally lock Himesh’s father in a room away from Khayyamji and tell him that he had already left the show, so that he would believe that and not reveal the surprise before it was time.
Finally Bipin was set free from his confinement and everything went according to plan.
Aditya Says “When I called Bipinji in the end of the show Himmesh was so happy and excited that he immediately came on stage. Then Bipinji started narrating Himmesh’s childhood incidents like how Himmesh used to be so kanjus when he was a kid. He used to save 10 rupees by walking back to his home from school. Then he would give that money to his father. On the sets, we had bhel with Bipinji. It was a lot of fun.”
The incident left Himmesh in tears as his dad got nostalgic. “Himmesh started crying when his father described how he lost his elder son. He told us how Himmesh promised him that he would make his father proud one day. Himmesh was just eleven years old at the time.
His father also related incidents that nobody knew about. We asked our other mentors to mention incidents as well and they told of how Himmesh forcefully participated in his school’s singing competition and was awarded first place for it.”
Unlike his tough guy image, Aditya insists that Himmesh is a softie on the inside:
“Himmesh is a very emotional person and he not at all as rude as people think. He is the kind of person who never shows his emotions to others. That’s why he sometimes behaves rudely to people.”
Himmesh’s special episode will air today at 10 PM. This episode also features Himmesh making a point of how contestants should sing contemporary songs when Mouli Dave sings “mayya mayya”.
Have you guys ever noticed that everyone from Himesh Reshammiya’s Rock Gharana has rings? Everyone from rock Gharana has two rings with letter ‘H’ and ‘R’ depicted on it. In the last episode we could clearly see rings with letter H and R in Tushar’s fingers. Only Himesh Reshammiya knows how these rings will help his students.