Asha vs Himesh
A tiff broke out between Asha Bhosle and Himesh Reshammiya on the sets of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa for:The fifth episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa began with an opening song “Tainu leke main jaavanga” sung by Aditya Narayan. Ashaji complimented the four mentors in her own uncanny way saying “It is really miraculous how the four mentors are sharing the same platform today.” A surprise visit by Sunidhi Chauhan added flavor to the show.
The show started fancifully and nobody could have even guessed that they were about to witness a tiff between Himesh Reshammiya and exponent Asha Bhosle.
A big verbal disagreement between Ashaji and Himesh regarding Mussarat Abbas, the Pakistani contestant, singing only Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s or Rafiji’s songs lead to a controversy of sorts, arguments and displeasure amongst the mentors with Ashaji in the spot light.
Mussarat Abbas had been singing same kind of songs in every performance, to which Ashaji objected. She demanded that Abbas sing a different kind of song so as to fairly judge his versatility and talent. Himesh Reshammiya, his mentor, counter objected saying to it that when he knows he is good in this genre why should he try something different. Vishal and Shekhar also intervened for Himesh. As a result a tiff broke out between them. To offer a climax, Mussarat sang two lines of a song suggested by Ashaji. Himesh was so overwhelmed by his rendition that he promised to give him a break no matter what happens to him in this competition.
“To see two great icons fighting for you is not only over-whelming but confusing too. I hardly knew what I was supposed to do. I don’t have a style as such. But inadvertently it happened that the songs I chose were from the same genre. The response I got from the audience, mentors and judges after I showed my singing capabilities was awe-inspiring. I will have to work harder now with more responsibility to shoulder,” maintained a mystified Mussarat.
Mussarat had lost all hopes and confidence because of this controversy. He was very much confused as if he sings different kind of songs; his performance would not be up to the mark and if he sings similar songs, his image would be tarnished in front of Ashaji.
But it looks as if he has a long way to go, especially with Himesh cheering for him!