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very good neha.LOLLOLClap

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Originally posted by luving_gal_neha

If u guys believe in the article dat i juz posted,, then lemme tell u its a april fool prank by the indiantelevision, ccuz firstly posted on 1st april and secondly if u c the pics than u can make out that they r re adjusted!!!!LOL

i read this messege first..... anyway its still funny LOL



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i think in the above article the images of abhijeet is super-imposed as it is clear in the pic 2 & 3 , the pic of the face has been deliberately imposed on the body. it is an april fool prank

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.. and moreover if someone really hates abhijeet album, then who is asking then to listen it. dont listen those sweet songs...
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yes! sakshi i had ritten it there in my nxt msg dat it is a prank!!
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The Electric New Paper :
DADS TO INDIAN IDOL WINNER:
Come, marry my daughter
ABHIJEET Sawant is still in a daze after the events of the last two weeks. The 24-year-old was voted the first Indian Idol - the fourth Asian Idol after Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

 

ABHIJEET Sawant is still in a daze after the events of the last two weeks.

The 24-year-old was voted the first Indian Idol - the fourth Asian Idol after Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

In a telephone interview with The New Paper, Abhijeet said he has not had a chance to get used to his new celebrity status.

'I don't have time to think about it,' Abhijeet said.

He is busy working on his debut album.

He is also preparing for the promotional tour, which begins in a few weeks.

He has a recording contract with Sony BMG Music as part of his winnings. His album, Aapka Abhijeet (Your Abhijeet), will be released in India in three weeks.

Close to 15.4 million Indian viewers tuned in to the nationwide contest, which was aired over Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and 55 million votes were cast.

SET is available on StarHub cable.

Abhijeet's win is made all the more sweeter because of his rags-to-riches story.

He was living with his parents and sister in a one-bedroom apartment and had a job as a wedding singer.

His parents wanted the commerce degree holder to work in a bank for job security but he wanted to be a playback singer.

LIFE'S AMBITION

'It was always my aim to be a playback singer, like Sonu Nigam. He, Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar are my idols.'

Playback singers are the voices behind the lip-synching stars in Indian films.

This, despite the fact he knew he didn't have the necessary strings to pull to get a foot in the show business door.

'It's really hard to get into showbiz here if you don't have a 'godfather'. I was struggling to meet the music directors and get them to hear me,' he said.

When Indian Idol came along seven months ago, he thought win or lose, this was his chance to get a foot in.

'But I didn't think it would end up this way. Now I am learning how to present myself at celebrity parties,' he said.

He is also learning how to say no to the marriage proposals that are pouring in, thanks to star-struck parents.

He said with a laugh: 'They keep sending photographs of their daughters to my family.

'Some of them are quite attractive but I am only 24 years old and not ready to consider marriage right now.'

During our chat, we overheard a group of giggly girls yell out: 'Hi Abhijeet.'

He said with a chuckle: 'I am still not used to this.'

But with fame comes suspicion, especially in the light of recent 'sting' operations that have hit the Mumbai film industry.

Abhijeet said quietly: 'I am aware that such things do go on. Every time I see the Idol fans, I am a little conscious around them, especially with the females.'

The good thing about his new-found fame is the money, of course. He has bought his family a three-bedroom home with his 10-million rupee ($373,000) prize money.

He also won a car and a week's holiday with his family in Switzerland.


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 want to give people good songs: Abhijeet Sawant
Subhash K. Jha, Mar 21
 
  
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) His rags-to-riches story gives every Indian youth the right to dream. Abhijeet Sawant, who was a Maharashtrian working-class boy till a few weeks ago, has become famous overnight as the first Indian Idol.

"I want to keep my head on my shoulders," says Sawant, swamped by media attention ever since he was crowned March 5.

Sawant, who is cutting a pop album, told IANS: "I want to give people good songs that they can hum, just like the songs I grew up humming."

He was selected as the winner from among 400,000 registered contestants, 21,000 auditioned hopefuls, 130 selected participants and 11 finalists in Sony Entertainment's popular music talent contest.

Excerpts from the interview:

How does it feel to be an overnight star?

It hasn't really sunk in. I haven't really felt the impact. I live exactly the way I was living. I don't know what it feels like to be a star. For the last so many months while the Indian Idol contest was on I stayed in a hotel in Mumbai. I'm still there.

Now I'm recording an album. So I haven't had much interaction with the outside world as yet. Obviously when I do step out I'm overwhelmed when people recognise me. The love that I get is a great, great gift. I don't want to lose this precious gift. I want to keep my head on my shoulders.

You are the first Indian winner of this global show.

Yes I'm the first Indian Idol and I see that makes me doubly responsible. People do have great expectations from me, I'm aware of that. The only thing I know how to do is sing. I want to give people good songs that they can hum, just like the songs I grew up humming by Rafi Saab, Lataji, Mukesh Saab and the other singing legends.

I want to carry music as far as I can. I'm cutting a pop album. And I understand the Indi-pop industry is in doldrums. I hope to still make an impact.

But you've gained popularity on television by singing well-known film songs!

I don't think that should be a problem. I had mentally prepared myself to sing fresh original compositions later on. If it wasn't Indi-pop it would have been film songs, but still my own. I just wanted to make my way ahead in life.

I want to be playback singer eventually. Right now I'm focusing on being an Indian Idol... it's a huge responsibility. I owe it to those who've given me this success to make the best of the opportunity. I want to work on my shortcomings as a singer.

You've now become an icon for the middleclass.

I am a boy from the middleclass. My father works in the Mumbai municipal corporation. My mother is a housewife. I've a younger sister. After completing my graduation I started my struggle as a singer. But there were no open doors for me in the film industry. I had braced myself for a long period of struggle.

But then Indian Idol happened. That became the fulcrum of my life. I never thought I'd become the Idol. I just wanted people to know who Abhijeet Sawant is. That's all. Beyond that I just did what I had to on the show... sing to the best of my abilities. My parents are of course very happy. Initially, they were quite apprehensive about my aspirations as a singer - and naturally so.

After all how much money can a singer earn? I'd sing from childhood. When it came to choosing a career, my uncle Sanjay Sawant, who is a singer, supported me and allowed me to be part of stage shows. But I wanted to move ahead. I had decided to give myself two-three years to make it and then do a desk job if things didn't work out as a singer.

Now I can't believe I'm recording an album with music composed by Biddu of my own for Sony! We want to record and release it as fast as possible because right now listeners are curious to hear me.

Finally there were just you and a boy named Amit Sana fighting to be the Indian Idol. How did the competition seem at that point?

We were both good friends and good singers. We never felt like competitors. Both of us were in competition with ourselves, trying to better our own performance with every step upwards. I made lots of friends. And when the contestants starting getting eliminated, I felt very dejected. It was like friends departing at the railway station. I used to cry for them.

You're from the middle class. Are you comfortable being projected as a pop icon?

I grew up listening to and singing film songs. The whole experience of being an Indian Idol was a culture shock to me. When I came into this competition I had prepared for huge changes. I didn't want to look self-conscious at any stage of the competition. I think it's very important to rise to the challenges that life throws your way.

What's is your advice to youngsters like you with dreams?

To be part of an event like Indian Idol is a bonus. But success comes primarily from hard work. I know success doesn't always come to the deserving. Destiny plays a great hand in one's life. You must have people to look up to.

If today I am an Indian Idol then I've idolised Sonu Nigam. I've studied his life. I want to mould my life like his.

One more thing: if you want to be a singer you must learn classical singing. I've done so for three years. I've trained under Bhavdeep Jaipurwale. At the same time you must be familiar with trendy music. It's the perfect balance between the classical and popular styles that makes a successful singer.
 

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Originally posted by thhikana

Originally posted by luving_gal_neha

If u guys believe in the article dat i juz posted,, then lemme tell u its a april fool prank by the indiantelevision, ccuz firstly posted on 1st april and secondly if u c the pics than u can make out that they r re adjusted!!!!LOL

i read this messege first..... anyway its still funny LOL

ya i've also read it before...but it was funny.. anyways thanks for sharing nehaSmile

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