Himesh Reshammiya, who is judging the kids’ version of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, admits that it isn’t an easy task.
Actor-composer Himesh Reshammiya’s association with the reality talent show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, goes a long way. Even though he has appeared on the show for a few seasons, this is the first time he will be on the judges’ panel for the talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs.
Himesh reveals that his association with the channel is special, since he kickstarted his career there as a producer and director, much before he could turn his focus on music. He says, “Judging the show is like coming home to my family. The channel gave me my first break when I was only 16-year-old by airing my first TV show Andaaz that was produced and directed by me. I earned my first penny because of them. After that, I happened to produce seven more shows for them.”
Himesh maintains that he is looking forward to judge the show with just as much as enthusiasm as he did previously. He says, “As I take on the responsibility of a judge on the show, I must admit that I am privileged to be surrounded by such phenomenal talent. Some of them are so astonishingly accomplished that they can easily give established singers a run for their money.”
He realises that judging kids isn’t child’s play. “It is certainly not easy to judge kids. First, children are vulnerable and you need to break the news to them subtly. Here, we need to watch our words, and help them discover their talent. I strongly feel it’s my duty to give the right guidance to these kids I will ensure that the kids get roti, makaan and barkat (prosperity),” shares Himesh.
Does this imply that the composer will give a few lucky ones from the team a break? “Well, I have given breaks to newcomers like Palak Muchhal and Vinit Singh. Incidentally, they come from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. I always try to promote new and young talent — I’ve learnt from Salim uncle (Salim Khan) and Salman sir (Salman Khan). When I was a newcomer in the industry, Salman Khan and his family gave me the platform to present my talent in front of the audiences. I am indebted to them for life. So I’m always ready to help anyone who has the potential and zeal,” signs off Himesh.