Once again…He came; he sang & he conquered. It was Himesh Reshammiya’s homecoming on the sets of Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. For all recent viewers of the show, Reshammiya was one of the most popular mentor and judge of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. His Gharana was known as the ‘Rock Gharana.’ And his protégé Anik Dhar had won the competition. On returning to the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs platform, Himesh did not disappoint. He began with singing the hit numbers that he has given through the years including the current chartbusters from the film, Bodyguard. The crowd cheered Himesh with hoots, screams and claps as he sang a medley of his superhit songs.Nitin Kumar, the talented jagrata singer from Himachal Pradesh, benefitted the most from Himesh Reshammiya’s visit on the sets of Li’l Champs. Himesh was so impressed with Nitin’s performance on a Punjabi number, Tere Bin Rogi that he said, “I think you are ready for playback singing and I promise that you will sing a song for my record label, HR Music very soon.” It was indeed a big moment for Nitin considering that he got noticed by one of the ace music composers of Bollywood & he’s been promised him a break even before the season has ended.
There was also a BIG Gujju fest on the sets. Himesh knew that there were two other Gujjus on the show apart from him – Mahaguru Alka Yagnik and anchor Jay Soni, hence like a good ol’ traditional Gujarati, he had got home packed farsaan to munch on during breaks. There was a big fat Gujju nashta party on the sets replete with yummy undhiya, dhoklas, khandvi, thepla and crispy khakra. And mind you , the people who binged the most was Guru Kailash Kher and Adnan Sami who could not stop raving about the scrumptious snacks! Needless to say, the bachha party was most excited! Himesh not only revived old memories but also made many new memorable ones!
Himesh, the gates of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa will always be open for you! Keep coming and enthralling us with your music!