'Winning or losing really does not matter' - Anwesha Dattagupta

Anwesha Dattagupta, the finalist of Star Voice of India Chhote Ustaad talks of her pre-finale preparations and her experience being in the reality show..

Friday, March 28, 2008 | 11:01:04 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: india-forums.com  |  Comments 20 Comments  |  9141 Views


Anwesha Duttagupta, the contestant in Chhote Ustaad from Kolkata has won many hearts through her soulful singing. Even after coming in the scaryland repeatedly, this girl made sure to make it to the finals through her talent. She won the hearts of everyone on the show with her sweet smile and her melodious singing. A very down to earth girl she is sure to create waves in the music industry is what most music lovers feel.

How has your journey been through Chhote Ustaad?

It has been a great experience. I have learnt a lot apart from the competition. And I enjoyed a lot with all my friends. And most importantly, I got to learn a lot from two very important people Anand Sharma and Anuj Kapoor, who help us train and give us a lot of technical tips.

How do you feel reaching the finals?

I am quite excited about being in the finals. I am workinhg really hard and we will try and give our best so that the finale is a rocking show.

Were you sure of coming this far?

I wouldn’t say that I was over-confident of making it big here, at the same time I was sure that I had it in me to move on in the competition. My mother had always told me to take it one step at a time. And that’s what I did, I started out slowly by thinking that I just hope I reach the top 11 first. Doing so, I have finally reached the finals.

How are you preparing for the finals?

Preparation is going on pretty strong. We are concentrating a lot more on the performance and our singing. Along with the tension of being in the finals, there is also a lot of excitement. We are working very hard to make sure the finale is a good show.

Among the three judges, who is ur favorite?

All three of them are equally nice. They have all been very caring towards us throughout the competition. They have always made their decisions unanimously and their comments usually don’t vary. All three are the best in their own style and genre.

In the usual format of such shows except for the finals, all the ronds are done in the studio. How do you feel going through this changed format? Which format do you feel is better?

Well when it is a live performance, we have to practice a lot more than for a recorded performance. There is a lot of stress and tension associated with a live performance. In fact I was present for the grand finale of Star Voice of India and I saw that there were a lot of rehearsals held. I have never thought on the lines of which format is better. Both the formats are good in their own way.

Who among you two have the best chance to win?

Umm… what can I say about that? Both of us are working very hard and will give our best. Winning or losing is a part of any competition. All I can say is that after coming to this platform, we have received equal adulation and blessings and I don’t think winning or losing really matters, after reaching to this level.

Any incident that touched you and you would be taking with you after the show gets over?

Yeah I do have a special memory. When the Star Voice of India finale was going on, Lata Mangeshkar had come as the celebrity judge on the show and I was quite excited to meet her. I went up to her and received her blessings too.

Future plans after this show?

After Chhote Ustaad, I hope to become a successful playback singer. Hopefully as I grow I become a versatile singer, that’s all is what I wish for.

Actresses you would love to do playback singing for?

I would like to do playback singing for all the actresses.

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  • Posted on: 01 April 2008 at 5:51amsilly_jess

    Thanks for the article! Best of luck to Anwesha!

  • Posted on: 29 March 2008 at 10:48pmArjunArohi4ever

    Anvesha is the best

    i don't know whether she will win or not bcoz of dis voting but surely her awesome singing nd sweet voice has touched many hearts who really know what singing is.

  • Posted on: 29 March 2008 at 9:24pmadvil

    She is a very talented and sweet girl. All the best to her.

  • Posted on: 28 March 2008 at 8:08pmpallavi25

    I hope she wins. she sings really beautifully!

  • Posted on: 28 March 2008 at 4:29pm-Junglee-

    aww she cute bu Aish is better!

  • Posted on: 28 March 2008 at 3:54pm-shehzaadi-

    All the best Anwesha! you're an absolutely amazing singer. =D

  • Posted on: 28 March 2008 at 2:22pmmishcutie90

    she is so innocent lol

  • Posted on: 28 March 2008 at 11:45amkbc2

    Wonderful responses Anwesha. You are everything a mother would want.Ur a soulful singer who can make us connect to our very being. And Hats of to ur parents to for gr8 upbringing.

  • Posted on: 28 March 2008 at 9:15amyipee

    ooooooooooooooooooo my goooooooooood...i cant thank tellbuzz enough for this....first thing i come n read is this...made my day...anu u r gonna be a very famous playback singer n u have already started rocking the nation..u go gal

  • Posted on: 28 March 2008 at 9:03amsimpleone

    Anwesha priceless and pure personality

    I just read our Shona Anwesha’s Telly Buzz interview. Every word that she said brought tears in my eyes.

    While she has shown unmatched talent and mesmerized every one with her melodious and soulful singing, her words reflected this fourteen year old girl’s priceless and pure personality.

    She has not only made her parents proud but proved that she has earned and deserves this relentless support that all of us and the world is showering.

    What a lovable adorable kid. My hat is off for her. She has made all of us proud. God bless her and reward her with all the success in her life.

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