As Zee TV celebrates 20 glorious years of its inception, the stalwarts of its cult singing reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ came all the way from Mumbai to be a part of a concert in the capital city and enthrall the audience. Contestant for the current year Arshpreet Kaur and former contestant (2010) Sugandha Mishra opened their heart to Resham Sengar as they talked at length about their singing dreams, life ahead and more.
How has life changed for you after your singing stint with ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’?
Arshpreet: First and foremost, I would like to thank Zee TV for giving me and Shahnaz this chance to perform at this concert celebrating its 20 glorious years of existence. I have participated in singing reality shows earlier such as Star Plus’s Voice of India 5-7 years ago. I have yearned to participate in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ for a long time but couldn’t go ahead for some reason or the other. Thankfully, this time by God’s grace, I have got this opportunity and I consider this platform bigger than others in the business. Nothing can beat the level that ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ has which is good for any newcomer.
Sugandha: It is a dream come true for me. My life has totally changed after participating in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’. I always wanted to be associated with this singing show which for me is one of the most renowned and prestigious platform for aspiring singers. I am really thankful to the show for the kind of fan following it has given me.
You are one of the top 15 contestants on the show right now. What if you get eliminated? What are your future plans?
Arshpreet: Whoever has managed to be on the top 15 contestants list on the show has dreamt of winning the trophy. My main goal is to do playback for films. So even if I lose the winner’s title, I will stay back in Mumbai and struggle to fulfill my dreams.
Sugandha, would you like to share with us how have things turned out for you after doing the show?
After ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ I have worked with Sajid-Wajid ji and I have got an offer to work in two movies as a playback singer. I have also sung songs for ‘Kamaal Dhamal Malamaal’ which released in September.
They say fame attained by reality shows is temporary. Do you agree?
Arshpreet: I agree that fame attained by reality shows is temporary but there is no dearth of reality shows on television. If one such show ends then another of that kind starts up. But it also depends a lot on how much effort we put ourselves to sustain that success.
Sugandha: I am a product of a reality show. So, I am totally in the favour of reality shows. Such shows don’t promise that they will hold your hand all the time in your career. They are simply a platform to showcase your talent. It all depends on how much effort the participant puts from his or her end to get work in this industry.
What about acting in TV serials and films?
Arshpreet: For now, I want to focus only on singing. Post that if I feel that I can act as well and if I get good offers then I will definitely take up acting as well.
Sugandha: I have done two serials ‘Don’t Worry Chachu’ on Sab TV and along side I also did comedy shows like ‘Comedy Circus’ and ‘Laughter Challenge’. I will definitely do a good role if I feel comfortable doing it.