Sony Entertainment Television’s Indian Idol 9 contestants got to meet someone special. The person who made it possible was their vocal coach, Mr. Anand Sharma who is the reason behind their well trained and melodious voices. He surprised the contestants by organizing a meeting with Shri Pandith Jasraj Ji who is a great classical singer and also his grandfather.
It was a moment that would remain with them forever!! A visibly excited LV Revanth said “I feel blessed to have received a chance to sing in front of Pandit Jasrajji and learn from him and all this was possible only because of Anand Sir and the crew of Indian Idol. He is a legend and showed simplicity, humanity and hospitality. Panditji patiently heard each of us. A tip he shared with us was that in this world, no one is perfect. Keep working hard and practice harder because there is no winner or loser. I sang Laal Ishq in front of Panditji and he told me, ‘Jeete Raho’. As a token, he gave us all a shawl which is more like an Oscar or my first Bollywood Award.”
Malvika Sundar says. “Myself and fellow contestants received the golden opportunity to sing before him and this was possible only because of Anand Sir. I sang a Carnatic piece and he loved it and after I finished the song he said, ‘Jio’. His whole family was extremely down to earth and we had the privilege of having dinner with him. Meeting such a legend and his humbleness taught us how grounded and thankful we should be in life no matter how big we become. He all gave us a shawl and that was like receiving an award, even bigger than getting an Oscar. In the end, he said that winning the Indian Idol title is one thing, the main thing is to keep trying in life” and that “Talent this time is like never before”.
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