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Paresh's Blog
Finally a blogsite to save me from telling a million people individually what i'm doing…
Heat Shows
May 9th, 2006

The Heat shows were a good experience for me as a new artist. I think i sang best in New Jersey. Dallas wasn't as easy as I didn't get to relax before the show and i suffered from Jet lag. The good thing about Dallas was that the show was allowed to continue up to 1:30am. I was also a last minute addition to the Wembley Arena, London, Show, but i was dissapointed again as my slot got cut short, but Wembley has strict time restrictions so i only got one song. On top of that, Saif announced me on as Priyesh(who the hell is Priyesh). Then Akshay wished me good luck half way on the the stage. I was really amazed by the humanity of the stars. Akshay, Sushmita and Preity Zinta were genuine nice people off stage(as well as on). As i child I had watched Akshay perform at Wembley Arena on two occasions and he was amazing the first time. I mean, he was really good this time too, but he was doing his martial arts and hand stands and all that. From Sushmita's staff, i heard that she was quite impressed by my performances and when we talked she told me that i was Gifted!! She's the one who God has blessed!! Apart from Gorgeous looks, she is well mannered and excellent talking to the audience. Must be all that training after being announced Miss Universe 1995. An example of Priety's good heart was when she was having a tantrum about people taking pictures backstage, she stopped her tantrum as i walked past to tell me that i sang well! You may have noticed that i have not mentioned Saif. I dont' think i ever caught him in a brilliant mood. He told me that i looked "Rocking" in my kit. But the first words i heard from him were "Where the F*** is Paresh?" as i arrived at the Continental Arena in New Jersey straight from the JFK International. Didn't land a very good impression first time, but he was pretty much like this everytime i came accross him.

I think i've said enough now..

My next step is to get an album out now.. it's high time i get working on one. I've recently met up with a two good guys who are keen on working with me and 90% i'll be producing my debut album with them. Will post more as i have more news.



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HEAT 2006 - Dallas
April 26th, 2006

I'll be performing at the Dallas, TX show on the 28th of April. The show is at the Dallas Convention Center. Even better prepared for this one than the New Jersey show. Hold on to your seats…

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HEAT - New Jersey 15th April 06
April 21st, 2006

WOW. The people (the indians) of america were just Grand. When i landed at JFK for the first time, i was the first to dash off the plane and get out of Departures. Boy, was i in for a suprise! Indians everywhere! It was quite embarassing as i couldn't find the dude who supposed to pick me up. So i ended up analysing all the anxious friends and family of the other passengers about to arrive, to see if i can find a Aron Govil Productions sign. Nowhere to be seen, instead, i signed a few autographs and took some pictures and called my contact to meet me at the information point.

Anyway, i didn't even start about telling you about my 26Hour Delay with Air India.

From JFK, i went straight to Continental Arena in New Jersey after a little sightseeing through the bumper to bumper traffic of Manhattan. I got changed into my Leathers(PVC's actually), a little warm up exercise and straight on stage. My body clock was running on 2AM London time. I was absolutely shattered, but i don't think the audience could care. They want there monies worth, so i asked God for just 15mins of Adreneline.

I was welcomed with a warm shot of adreneline from the lovely New Jersey Crowd. They were wonderful. A credit to ZeeTV for that kind of popularity without ever having been to America. I did three songs, finishing with Bheege Honth. Maybe i could have done a faster one, but all the songs i had on CD, were already being performed by the Superstars, Akshay, Saif, Sush and Priety. But at the end of the day, a good singer should be able to entertain with whatever he/she has got. The main thing is that i sang well, and according to my own judgement, i think i did pretty well, dancing, shouting and appearance comes second. This is what Ismail Darbarji(HDDCS and Devdas Fame) taught me.

After the show, some of the boys/girls from the Production team took me out clubbing. I had a good time, eventhough Clubbing isn't really my scene. Saif, Priety and Celina Jaitley were there too. Akshay and his wife, Twinkle Khanna, must have went somewhere quieter, i guess. After clubbing, the driver(Moon) took me to see the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero(Where the Twin Towers fell on Sep 11th). It was a little sad to see that. I just hope for peace for the friends and family of those who died there. NY is a great place overall and i hope i can go back to see more of it. The problem with these shows is that you go to nice places, but you don't get anytime time to see the nice things.

Oh by the way, the Hotel we were put up in (Sheraton) had the most comfortablest bed ever! There was no need for 2 bathrooms though!!

[email protected]

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HEAT 2006
April 3rd, 2006

Just got a call up to perform at Heat 2006 in the US on the 14th and 15th of April. Makes me wonder, whose doing the other 7 shows.

14th April - Atlanta
15th April - New Jersey.

Can't wait for these two shows…

This is a just a test. I don't know if you'll be able to download the movie below, but i gotta try.

It's an amateur clip of Me and Shaan at the Zee Carnival 2006. Enjoy


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Zee Carnival 2006
March 16th, 2006

Hey all

Sorry for not posting on this for a while. But i've been really busy settling in the cold weather of London.

What's happened since i've been to London…

I've performed at the Zee Carnival 2006. This was a huge event that was attended by many and will be televised on Zee UK. I performed on all three days and with Shaan on the last day! That was a honour for me as i never had the chance to perform with him on Saregamapa. The London crowd was amazing. I didn't think that such a young british audience would be regular watchers of the Saregamapa, but they obviously were and that's quite promising.

Whilst i wasn't able to get all the Backing tracks of my choice, i did the songs that i was given. Na tum jaano na hum and Bheege Honth were on there and i really enjoyed performing these numbers. Even the security guards were feeling the Wo oh oh.. in Bheege honth!!

To make good use of my time without a 9-5 job here in London, i am completing an IT course that i was doing some time back. I have until Dec 06 to do this so i might as well. I have a show in Norway this weekend so i'm going over there. It's going to be about -10 degrees Centigrade there!! I'm keeping in touch with Producers and Labels here to see what kind of stuff i can do here.

HOpe this fills you in.

Oh and i'm not taking part in the follow up to Saregamapa Ek Mein aur Ek Tu for those of you who want to or need to know.

Take care,



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Chapter 1
February 8th, 2006

I'm glad i now have a way to inform the interested people of what i am doing in my life. Hope there are some!
Replying to fanmail and replying to posts on my forum is getting tiresome. This is the easiest way for me to do what i do best keep in touch with people.

Firstly thanks to the following:
Fans and supporters all over the world
My Family (esp Mum and Bhavisha)
Zee Saregamapa Team
All my co-participants
"Magical" Mentors, Aadeshji, Himeshji, Ismailji, Jatinji and Lalitji
Rabobank London Colleagues
[email protected] members
I hope i haven't forgotton anyone..
Will post more once i've got used to this blogroll.


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Guys join Pardesi Paresh!!!!!
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I was told some new things on Paresh so pushing it up and those interested please join and help out!!!
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Sending wishes of good cheer
as you celebrate a special day
May your dreams all come true
and good things come your way

Happy Birthday

Edited by teenindia_usa - 28 August 2006 at 10:55am
May_2 Goldie

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happy belated birthday paresh sorry me always late LOL
pari di since u said didi i will join and help out didi
thanks 4 telling me i love helping
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The Story..

I was asked to write a journal for my Saregamapa Experience for my community magazine and i thought i'd share it with the world too. I've pasted it below..

It all started when mum showed me a flyer for the latest auditions for Zee TV's popular singing talent show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, to be held in London. It was May 2005. I casually decided to give it a shot as the auditions were held locally. From a previous experience, I expected the auditions to be very tough, so I didn't expect to get very far.

On arrival at the audition, I was surprised to see how many contestants were there and a few familiar faces of singers on the circuit. We were invited into the studio one by one to display our ability to the judge, Nadeem Saifi. I became very nervous by the sight of others focussing, rehearsing, practicing and listening. I calmed myself by talking to others about what song they were going to sing. When my name was called, I was feeling a lot better and I gave a rendition of Rafi Saab's Chaahonga Main Tujhe to the judge. Bhavisha, my wife, chose the song, and it was the correct one. Nadeemji seemed impressed and after two more rounds, I was chosen as the Male winner of the UK and Europe auditions.

Three weeks later, I was flown to Mumbai just to find out that I had to beat yet another 140 people selected from all around the world to be short-listed for the televised episodes. These auditions were a far cry different from the UK auditions. The contestants were much better singers and I pretty much gave up there and decided to at least make the most of the trip. But the schedules were gruelling, and we were unable to get much time away to shop around.

On the day of the Mumbai audition, all the contestants eagerly awaited the arrival of the judges for the show and the host, Shaan. The judges, Ismail Darbar, Aadesh Shrivastav, Jatin-Lalit, and Himesh Reshammiya, walked into the room to a thunderous round of applause. No introduction was given which left me bewildered as I did not know who was who at the time. The auditions took the whole day and after singing two more songs, I made it to the final 48!

Trying to balance an IT job in London and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa was going to be difficult, but I didn't expect to get too far, so I thought it should be ok. I was flying back and forth to Mumbai (courtesy of Zee) as the rounds went on. During this time so many events took place and the year was going by so fast. Gradually, I was building a strong relationship with the other contestants, judges, Shaan, and the entire production crew. We became a big family and I slowly began to learn and converse in Hindi. After many television appearances, we were starting to become very popular amongst the Hindi music loving audiences.

The encounters between Ismail Darbar and myself would produce hilarious moments, as I was uncomfortable in Hindi and him in English. His pet name for me was Mr UK. Despite these funny moments, I found him to be extremely emotional and caring towards all the contestants. He was always very serious and commanded huge amounts of respect wherever he went. Ismailji told us about how he learnt and tried to relay that on to us. He would always let his work do the talking. The things I learnt from this man will remain with me forever.

For most of the time, we stayed in a large house with 6 large bedrooms. Initially these were shared by about 30 people. Do the maths and that meant 5-6 people per room. It hardly sounded ideal. I told myself to just get on with it and try to blend in. Everything from sharing the same washroom to having your possessions "misplaced" was testing my patience. It made me realise why they call Britain "Great Britain". Bhavisha helped me to keep my feet on the ground during these ups and downs. As contestants were eliminated, the remaining contestants were becoming inseparable. A great sense of loss was felt when a fellow contestant had been eliminated.

In August 2005, I got a tough draw of contestants and worked really hard on my voice with Ismailji. His constant reminders of whom I was up against made me work hard. After a few close calls, I was up against Abhjeet Ghoshal who had won 12 episodes in a row in a previous edition of the show. The judges could not decide between us. To me, that was a win. Nothing prepared me for the tie-breaker though. We were allowed to sing anything we wanted and everybody knew that I didn't stand a chance as Abhijeet was a prepared singer. I made a wrong song choice and was eliminated from the competition. I didn't really mind as I had had a great experience and lost to a worthy opponent. As I walked off the set to all the friends I had made in India, I realised what I was about to leave behind. I got very emotional and so too did all those close to me.

I returned to the UK proud of what I had achieved and looked forward to normal life again. Little did I know Gajendra Singh, Director of the show, had other plans. He told me that he was inundated with mails and calls to bring me back to the show. I was obviously flattered and humbled at the same time. I had to refuse as I had taken too much leave from work and didn't want to risk instability in my career. Lucky for me though, I had really understanding bosses. They told me to go for it. I needed no more persuasion and I went back to Mumbai for the final rounds.

Public voting was introduced to the competition and I was never going to get a good deal as I was representing the UK and there was no public voting from the UK. Nevertheless, I just wanted to have fun, give it my best shot and try to create some opportunities to break into the music industry. My final stint began with impressing a very hyper Salman Khan and I was in India's papers for this feat. This guaranteed me a place in the final 12. We became celebrities all over the world and took part in a number of full house shows all over India. Flashing lights, signing autographs, shaking hands, seeing your picture on billboards, being photographed and entertaining the crowds. It was like living a dream.

I was invited by the Madhapar Yuvak Sang, to do a show in my native village, Madhapar, on 19th February 2006 with fellow friend and contestant, Nihira Joshi. This was by far the largest show I have ever done, and probably will do. Thousands packed the MSV High School, and the surrounding areas. People came from as far as Ahmedabad and London. It was the biggest show in Kutch since Kalyanji-Anandji's Little Stars in the late 80's. Coincidentally, Nihira also performed at the 80's show too! It was a huge success and a memory that will remain with me forever.

Despite the different lifestyles, I got on really well with the contestants. More than others, I was really close to Hemachandra, whom I was roommates with for most of the competition. I learnt a lot about the technical side of singing from him. During the final phase, most of my conversations were in Hindi. This was all very good, but I seemed to have lost the ability to speak in Gujarati and often mixed up English, Hindi and Gujarati!

Of course, all this could not last for ever and eventually I was eliminated at 6th place. I had no regrets at not winning the competition, as I knew there were much better singers out there. I gained an immense amount of knowledge and experience from it. It was easy to get carried away with the limelight, but I had my wife and family to keep me strong. I am now back in the UK and am trying to lead a normal life again, but with the added edge of realising what is possible. I will continue to pursue music as a serious hobby and am currently working on an album in London. With the audience love and my family's support, I will get to experience that worldwide limelight again.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who supported me: my family who came out to support me during the shoots, my family who sat at home glued to the TV, all those of you who eagerly watched every episode of Challenge 2005 at the weekend (and even the repeats!), and of course all those of you who voted and encouraged friends and family in India to vote. My sincerest thanks to you all.

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