the big night, both Indian Idol finalists Amit Sana and
Abhijeet Sawant have had no time to ponder about their
|The chosen ones: Abhijeet Sawant
and Amit Sana at Famous Studios yesterday |
They only long for rest and some sleep. Sawant
is extremely unwell and in pain. He has been diagnosed with a
kidney in his stone. Popping painkillers, he is determined to
flash his now familiar smile.
The treatment is on hold
till next week. Sana, on the other hand, is forcing his eyes
to stay wide open.
The last few days before the grand
finale has been an ardous journey for both —- travelling,
round-the-clock rehearsals for the finale besides the music
sessions. There is nothing in particular that they are
"Where is the time to do anything?" say both as
they spell out their few hours before the coveted Idol
have been extremely unwell since the last few days. I have
been throwing up and feeling very uneasy. The road shows that
took us to Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Delhi have been very tiring.
At Ahmedabad airport, I was in such pain that a doctor
had to be summoned. He administered an injection just before I
boarded the flight. I had been experiencing this pain in my
stomach since the last couple of weeks but never took any
notice of it. But after the Ahmedabad incident, I went to
Bombay Hospital for a complete check-up.
have detected a stone in my kidney. Next week, I will take
treatment for it. The pain is always there but Idol is top
most on my mind.
There is nothing special planned
prior to the big moment. The whole of Friday we were at Famous
Studios rehearsing for the final episode.
morning it will be back at Famous. After the episode, post
midnight I plan to visit Siddhi Vinayak, Mahalaxmi temple and
the Udyan Ganesh at Shivaji Park.
The only thing I
would like to say is that my group of friends at Mahim colony
whom we call the MCC group have been very helpful to me. Where
I am today I am because of them.
They were the ones
who told me to go for the contest. They have been SMSing
throughout for me.
As for me, believe me I have not
sent a single SMS. Where is the time? I am not even thinking
of the title. I am happy with whatever I have got. So soon, I
have gone so far. It's like I am seeing a dream.
last few days have been the most exhausting of the Idol
journey. Our travels to Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Delhi have been
very tiring. There is this constant battle to keep my eyes
They are heavy with sleep. We have been so busy
with out schedules that there is nothing on my mind. I will be
constantly praying for my success.
My family is coming
down from Bhilai for the finale. I know Mumbai is rooting for
Abhijeet, but then he is a local boy. It was bound to happen,
but then it is only Mumbai, there is the rest of the country
So far my voice is not giving me any problem and
I am very careful about my diet. I just can't let anything
happen at this stage. I came to Mumbai for the first time for
the Idol contest.
Now, I love the city, I will
definitely make it my home even though I have a year left of
my IT technology and management at Informatics, Jamshedpur. I
have not seen much of the city. I did go to Haji Ali and
Siddhi Vinayak. I have sent a few SMS obviously voting for
myself! The rest I leave to God.