MUMBAI: Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri award winner, Udit Narayan, one of the best male playback singers of Indian cinema who has been an inspiration for budding singers made a special appearance on India’s biggest singing reality show- Indian Idol 10. His presence in the gala semi finale episode to encourage the contestants was like a cherry on the cake. The finalists got a golden chance to perform with the man with golden voice. The contestants sang along with Udit Narayan on all time classics of the singer, he was very impressed with the talented contestants and had a gala time on the stage. Later, the contestants sang a special medley of Udit ji’s super hit songs to thank him for all the beautiful songs he has given to the music industry. As the episode was specially dedicated to Udit ji, viewers will get to know many unheard aspects of the singer.
One such little known fact about Udit ji that he had a stint as an actor was revealed. In his young days he had acted in a movie titled “Kusume Rumal” which released in 1985. When the poster of the movie was shown, the singer was seen blushing. Later the singer revealed that he was just paid only INR 1,500, even though he was a lead actor.
Reminiscing his stint as an actor Udit Narayan said, “My father did not want me take up singing as a career, he was ok with me pursuing singing only as a hobby. When I came to Mumbai my friends said that I am good looking and should consider acting in films. That’s how I ended up doing the movie where I was paid only INR 1500. Later I realized that singing is my passion and pursued it.”
“Kusume Rumal” was a Nepali romance fiction movie, which was a hit at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing movie for a long time. People were shocked to know about his acting when his poster was revealed on the set.
Get ready to witness blockbuster performances of Indian Idol 10 contestants as they sing along with the singing maestro Udit Narayan and recreate the magic of his melodious songs.