Some shows become popular, a few others attain cult status, but very rarely does a show become an institution in itself.Season after season, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has not only reinvented itself but brought the entire nation together to celebrate pure, unadulterated singing. After the raging success of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs last year, Zee TV is back with an exciting new season of its most iconic singing reality show. With the core thought of music for all – #MusicSeBaneHum, the new season celebrates music as the one universal language that unites mankind and propels it towards growth. Sending out a strong message of all-inclusiveness and standing up against discrimination over caste, creed, colour, community, religion and sexuality, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa focuses its spotlight on talent alone. This philosophy of the show is brought alive through its catchy, clutter-breaking jingle ‘HaregaHarega’ that declares discrimination to be the prerogative of losers and music as the only winning proposition that looks beyond these trappings and recognizes true talent. In that sense, former Mr Gay World participant and the flag-bearer of the LGBTQ community Sushant Divgikar, as the first openly gay contestant on a mainstream singing reality show watched by millions at home across India, is the finest embodiment of the show’s core proposition and spirit. Produced by Essel Vision, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa premiered on 13th October and airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 PM only on Zee TV. To promote the show, Sushant visited Nagpur today.
Guiding and grooming the young talents in their journey to become India’s musical doyens are three supremely talented mentors who have been instrumental in taking Bollywood music to unforeseen heights. Sona Mohapatra makes her judging debut with this season alongside Sa Re Ga Ma Pa veterans – the widely popular singer-composer Wajid Khan and the charismatic singer-composer-actor ShekharRavjiani. Along with the mentors, an esteemed panel of 15 music connoisseurs- experts from the music fraternity, play the role of the jury and assess the aspiring singers right from the audition stage and help mentors in selecting only the best. Returning as the host for this season is the young and dynamic singing heart-throb Aditya Narayan who never fails to charm the audiences with his wit and easygoing camaraderie with the mentors.
Sushant Divgikar said, “I am very excited to be part of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and I couldn’t think of a platform as revered as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa to showcase my singing talent and bring drag as a performing art into the mainstream through my alter ego Rani-Ko-HE-Nur. There hasn’t been a gay contestant on a singing reality show on national television before me because it hasn’t been introduced in mainstream entertainment. With the help of Sushant’s voice, I aspire to put Rani in the forefront. I have realized that music makes me happy and I feel no shame in admitting that I sing for applause. Winning the show is secondary, all I want to win is people’s hearts with my talent. It’s normal to have preconceived notions about a certain section of people, but one can change minds with talent. I have visited Nagpur in the past and I am really excited to be back in the city and introduce everyone to Rani-Ko-HE-Nur today. Whilst in the city, I am looking forward to tasting the signature TarriPoha and some yummy Santra Barfi.”
The past few episodes of the show saw an array of supremely talented singers raising the bar of entertainment with their talent. Divgikar as Rani Ko-HE-Nur fascinated everyone as he switched between male and female voices. Former Sa Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs contestant Sahil Solanki returned to the stage to accomplish his dream of becoming a singing superstar. The honey-voiced Mandakini from Manipur proved that being visually impaired cannot put a full stop to her dreams and that her voice is the true representation of her identity. A nurse by profession but singer by choice, contestant Christina aims to make a mark for herself and enjoys singing for her patients. Loyal fans and viewers of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa will be in for a melodious treat as the contestants of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa weave a magical with their golden voices.
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