|Kalpana Patowary in makeup room in Noida|
Monday, December 9, 2013
Kalpana Patowary’s trendy turban look in Mahua Tv's Sur Sangram Season 3.
Mahua Tv’s Bhojpuri musical reality show Sur Sangram Season 3 is
The singer has made her mark on the reality show, for her singing ability and definitely for her brave fashion choices.
Kalpana one of the judges on the widely-watched Sur Sangram Season 3 is liked as much by the viewers as by the participants for her genteel criticism and encouraging remarks. Does her own stint in reality music shows prompt her to be so? “It was not a stage-managed judging. I did my best to put these youngsters at ease. The idea after all was to help them showcase their best by pointing out what’s wrong and right about their performances without being harsh, she says matter-of-factly. “That’s how I was raised by my parents,” she adds.
Kalpana owes it to her husband who let her dream and realise it in her own way. “He never allowed me to get carried away by all the attention. He would think several times before letting me take up a project. At Sur Sangram sets, I advised parents not to push their children. Overexposure means overuse of the vocal chords which could lead to tedium and exhaustion.”
But what about the cynics writing off these programmes as mere TRP-driven entertainment shows? “It’s a platform like any other. Titles or awards are not the mark of your success. They are the beginning of a life-long sadhana. Learning should never stop. Discipline of riyaz is a must if you are serious about pursuing an art,” says the singer.