Contestant of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Keralam Akbar Khan: Soon I enter the sets, I put aside all my sorrows
Akbar Khan surprised viewers in the recent episode of ' Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Keralam '. The ingenious and charming contestant of the show was seen crying narrating his difficulties in real life. When the contestant began to share that he could not even earn a penny for himself in recent years, the judges and the contestants struggled to hold back the tears.
In an exclusive chat with TimesofIndia.com, Akbar Khan poured his heart out about his struggles, unconditional passion for music and more ...
My family has a debt of Rs 35 lakhs and since the last years, I am struggling to pay it off. Every month I need a minimum of Rs. 1 lakh From driving a JCB to singing on the stage shows, I try my best to support my family, Akbar opens.
The singer was excited to reveal that there were times when the lenders had threatened him minutes before his performance in a program.
Despite the difficulties, the passionate singer is not ready to give up music.
The moment I come here for the grooming session, I put all my sorrows aside and joined the team. I make sure to entertain everyone and animate the sets around me, says Akbar with his characteristic smile.
Akbar says his entrance to the program was a pure accident. The singer, who came to meet the producer of the program, ended up being selected in the program. However, Akbar is grateful to the program for helping him expand his spectrum and try different genres of music.
I always thought that Arabic music was my forte. But this program helped me explore myself. I was able to try genres like classical music in which I never had confidence, shares the singer.
Akbar also shared that he feels blessed to sing in front of music directors like Shaan rahman and Gopi Sundar, who had previously requested opportunities to sing in his films. With absolute merit, Akbar has already sung in 7 films and began to establish himself as a reproduction singer.
The recent episode when Akbar was denied 100 points for one of his performances on the show generated a stir in social networks. Internet users criticized the trial of mentor Mithun Jayraj for the proceedings. Sharing his thoughts on this, Akbar said: Obviously it is a sad moment when you lose a blockbuster by half a mark. But, this makes me realize that there was a small flaw in my song that I should correct next time. state.
The singer who had quit his job to pursue his passion for music once now is sure he will never give up his talent. Akbar signed sharing that his greatest desire in life is to become an established Arab pop singer someday.