Zee Tv’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar is all set to take the nation by storm with 18 melodious challengers chosen by a panel of 5 talented judges from 165 auditioning centers.
SaReGaMaPa Singing Superstar this season, embodiment of its mother brand aims to give the country its very own singing icon, who has a voice that we can proudly say is the ‘Music Ki Nayee Awaaz’. .
Also to live up to their legacy, right from the set design to the selection of anchors and the judges, everything has been done keeping in mind the new identity of the pioneering show that has created television history for the past 15 years.
Saregamapa 2010 judges are Daler Mehndi, Sajid Wajid, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Rajviani. However, Shekhar couldn’t make his presence felt due to his prior commitments but we managed to receive individual excerpts from the mentors and the host Purab Kohli about their outlook towards the show…
Daler Mehendi: I have been following this show from a long time and we just hope that the singer we are trying to find on this show should be better than what we are. We want the person to be be four steps ahead in portraying his/her versatility when it comes to singing. And if we succeed in finding such a singer then it would be a victory to the entire team of this show.
Vishal Dadlani: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is a place from where genuine singers are born and so I and Shekhar have seen this platform as an opportunity where we get to see and guide singers who later in their life turn out to be national singers. So it’s a big honor for us to be a part of this show.
Wajid: In a lyrical way said, “Singing is a diverse river where the singer who rises up on the wave sinks into it and the one who sinks into it is the one who really rises up in his life.” So I’m here to search that rising star of India.
Sajid: The stage of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is our favorite ground and so our aim on this show would be to make these contestants realize their own potentials and make them capable enough to create an identity for themselves and I think we will really do well in that.
Purab Kohli: I myself am a music buff. I have earlier been associated with a music channel for long but haven’t hosted a reality show. I feel it’s going to be a great learning experience for me. I’m going to be a spokesperson for the 13 contestants.
In Om Shanti Om, along with Dipika Padukone, another actor has made debut and he is none other than our beloved Vishal (of duo Vishal-Shekhar). He appeard in one of the scene of Om Shanti Om along with Shahrukh Khan. I must say he looks so natural in this scene (obivoisly its charishma of Saregamapa). So Vishal has played three parts in this film, he is music composer, lyricist (ankhome teri ajabsi adaye hai) as well as an actor…Watch Vishal in this video of Om Shanti Om
How many of us know the fact that Shekhar has stared in Hindi Movie? Shekhar Ravjiani (of Vishal-Shekhar) was part of movie ‘Home Delivery’(2005). He acted in this movie though his role was very short. But I must admit he was awesome in this short role..I really wonder why he dosen’t make acting as his career..Here is the video from the movie ‘Home Delivery’ where Shekhar played role of salesman…
Here is a good news…In Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007, Vishal and Shekhar (Hit It Gharana) have got the Bramhastra (at least in the hands of sensible gurus). For those who don’t know what Bramhastra is, let me explain you.
Bramhastra is the final chance for audience to get their favourite contestants back on the show. During the round 1 and round 2, the public is asked to vote for their favourite Gharana. The Gharana which gets the maximum number of votes, get the chance to choose the 8 contestants who got eliminated in earlier rounds. Among these 8, two contestants will be chosen by “audience votes” for the Agnipariksha round (The finals). The chosen 2 contestants will belong to the Gharana which has got the Bramhastra.
As Vishal and Shekhar have got this Bramhastra, they have chosen their favourite 8 contestants. The tentative list is here..
I guess, they didn’t select Wasi and Sikandar because of their visa problem. I am surprised with the selection of Desh Gaurav. I think, Tushar or Yogendra pathak (from Rock Gharana) would be better option than Desh gaurav.
From this Friday, Bramhastra round will start (not sure about its format). The guests for this episode are – Dharmendra, Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol (to promote their movie – Apane)…
The voting details will be announced on that day. So be prepared for voting and to save your favourite contestants…
Here is the video of Vishal Shekhar’s rocking performance on the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. This is from last Friday’s Vishal Shekhar special Episode. They perform on their best songs ‘Alla Ke Bande’ and ‘Ek main aur Ek tu hai’ (checkout Vishal dancing on the tunes)…When Aditya asked them how they formed thier pair, Shekhar said “Enke parents mere ghar aye the aur mere parents unke ghar gaye..proposal leke”..that was funny
Here are videos of Episode 13 (15th June) of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. Today’s theme is Vishal-Shekhar’s songs. Watch their special performance in the begining of the show. In this episode Joy Chakrobarty from India and Nirupma Dey from Agartala, India (Both from Himesh Reshammiya’s Rock Gharana) got green card and direct entry to Final Round – Agnipariksha. The remaining participants will perform in the next episode.
Vishal explained “Both have the calibre and self-confidence within them to perform, their voice is not suitable for playback singing but they will make good pop stars. They know their music well, so we’ve decided to include them in our group.”
Praising Junaid, he said, “He has the potential but still needs to be groomed and we will see to it personally that he reaches the top.” Lucky boy Junaid Sheikh is on the top of the world “I’d never imagined that Vishalji and Shekharji would give me a chance. When they announced it on the stage, I had no words to express myself. Now with Allah’s wish, I will do my best as he helps those who help themselves.”
Vishal also played down the clashes with Himesh Reshmiyaa during the show. “I respect him as he is one of the most talented singers in our industry. Everybody has their own opinion”
This post is specifically for the female fans of Shekhar (of Vishal-Shekhar deo). Shekhar’s full name is “Shekhar Ravjiani“. Here you can find his filmography as a music composer. But how many of us know that he acted in the film “Home Delivery“? (released December 2, 2005)…Being a mentor on saregamapa, Shekhar has become popular amongst the female fans ….so enjoy rare and some awasome pictures of Shakher…
Stylish Shekhar Ravjiani
Composer duo Vishal – Shekhar
Few years back Shekhar participated in saregama but couldnt win that compitition
The coming Saturday’s episode will see a huge argument on the sets between the judges over Sarika Singh, a contestant from Madhya Pradesh, who fainted on the sets of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 out of fear of getting eliminated from the show (Watch video of this drama here). The contestant belongs to Vishal and Shekhar’s Hit It Gharana.
Ashaji not pleased
Reportedly, Asha Bhosle was unhappy with her performance. According to her, the song’s sur and taal were not in order. Vishal and Shekar were not in favour of Asha’s judgment.
In fact, they fought with Asha on this. Sarika Singh sung Lata’s song Bhiga Bhiga where Asha passed her remarks.
The next episode she sung Sunidhi’s song Bhage re mann from the movie Chameli and was highly appreciated by all the mentors from Ismail Darbar, to Bappida (Himesh was not present).
Everyone on the sets were impressed by her song and she was applauded by all the judges of the gharanas, but Asha again ended up remarking on her sur and taal not being in co-ordination!
At this, Vishal and Shekhar hit out. Says Vishal, “Sarika is a very good singer. The only concern for Shekhar and me is to hone the ability of the singer.
No disrespect to Ashaji’s decision. She is a guru but Sarika’s performance was par excellence as compared to other performers on that day.”
Vishal further adds, “ we have the Brahmastra where we get to choose one of the contestant who was eliminated, and all the judges of the gharanas have decided to get Sarika back.”
Asha Bhonsle is out of country and was not available for comment. According to the sources, none of the judges are happy with Asha’s judgment and fed up with the kind of remarks she passes.