Bollywood composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya, who is seen as a judge on children’s singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs Season 6, signed a 5-year-old contestant, named Jayas Kumar, for a special song after he saw him reciting Hanuman Chalisa on stage.
Not only Himesh, Delhi-based Jayas surprised everyone on the set during his performance including judges Neha Kakkar and Javed Ali. “I’ve sensed the potential of this child. If Jayas’s talent is honed correctly and guided in the right direction, he can soar to unimaginable heights,” Himesh said in a statement.
“After hearing him reciting the Hanuman Chalisa on stage I felt he could be the next big singer in the industry. That’s why I have signed him for a special song,” he added.
Jayas’s mother, who was present on the set of the Zee TV show, said, “Jayas has been gifted with an exceptionally sharp memory. He can remember any song’s lyrics after hearing them just three or four times”.
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Bollywood composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya, who is seen as a judge on children’s singing reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs Season 6” alongside Javed Ali and Neha Kakkar, was happy at the singing talent of a Punjab-based contestant, Dhroon Tickoo, and compared him to late singer Kishore Kumar.
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2017 just became one the top and most watched non-fiction reality shows in the country. And we’re just stating the facts here. The premiere of the sixth season of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ on 25th February, 2017 made an opening of 10777 Impressions’000 in Week 9-2017, according to the BARC Report. This makes it the highest non-fiction launch of 2016-17 in the Hindi GEC Space. Surprising, isn’t it?
Music composer and actor Himesh Reshammiya, who is seen as a mentor on singing reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs” alongside singers Neha Kakkar and Javed Ali, was in awe of two contestants from Kolkata after watching their performance.
Music buffs have one more reason to rejoice. The original music reality show Sa Ra Ga Ma Pa is back with the sixth season of its junior format, Sa Ra Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. After screening more than 60,000 entries over 8 weeks of grueling auditions across 27 cities to discover India’s most talented singers, only 15 of the most striking voices will be seen tonight on the show. The earlier season made stars from some very talented kids like Azmat, Shreyasi Bhattacharjee, Hemant Brijwasi, Yatharth Ratnum, Abhigyan Das, Swarit Shukl, Gagan Gaonkar to name a few.
Do you remember Manoj Kumar’s film Clerk in which a war veteran Ashok Kumar, who is on his death bed gets up and begins to march when his son plays a patriotic song Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja? While that can be dismissed as highly improbable, here’s something that will make you sit up and take notice.
Recently, on the sets of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs, Himesh Reshammiya, who is one of the judges on the show, experienced the “touch of God”.
During the studio audition rounds, a five-year old Delhi boy Jayash Kumar sang Channa Mereya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) and his singing was so soulful that Himesh went up to the stage and touched his feet in appreciation. “We were told that his heart is on the right side and I was shocked because it is unusual. He sang the song brilliantly — there was a divine energy in him. Yes, I touched his feet but that was done in jest. And, he also innocently placed his hand on my head and blessed me,” says the composer.
This Bollywood music industry talent may have spread his wings in different directions but music still remains the most important aspect of his existence. Well we are talking about music composer, singer, lyricist, producer, director and actor Himesh Reshammiya. This young prodigy is all set to judge his twelfth musical reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’. Not many know but the ‘Aap Ka Suroor’ hitmaker started his musical career at the age of 13, thus he is the perfect choice to judge a kids reality show.
Surprisingly this happens to be Reshammiya’s first at judging a kids reality show. “This is the first time I am doing a reality show with kids and I have actually become a child now. I am living my childhood through this show and learning so much from them. The kids keep pulling my legs and I am enjoying it thoroughly,” shared the ‘Aap Se Mausiiquii’ singer.
Himesh Reshammiya’s career spanning two decades has been constantly criticised — being slammed for his nasal voice and repetitive tunes. But more often than not, Himesh’s music has figured among all-time chartbusters and today has its dedicated fan following. He, in fact, admits that there are artistes who are more talented than him.
In an interview on the sidelines of his upcoming reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs, Himesh speaks about his journey in the film industry, the value of a hit song and why unlike other musicians, he doesn’t believe in writing autobiographies.
Mumbai, Feb 10 : Popular singer-composer and actor Himesh Reshammiya, who is all set to judge a new music reality show for children on television, said that as the independent music scenario and digital medium is booming, new talents have a lot of opportunities apart from playback singing.
Talking about how the playback singing scenario is becoming competitive and so many new talents are getting opportunities in new films, Reshammiya told the media here, “Though it is true that the time has changed and after every two years listeners look for new voices, new singers have more opportunities beyond playback singing.”