Sunday, August 15, 2010

Last day on Chhote Ustaad today

I am signing off this show for the last time today.  I loved being a part of it and more than anything else, nothing could have been better for me to finally see Asha Ji and then say thank you :) It was even more awesome to interact with Sonu ji and Raahat ji, not to mention Omi (who I hope will also find his way into Tamil films).

It was lovely working with the team and my thanks go to Saibaba Telefilms and Gaj-ji who believed that a Tamil girl could be on a Hindi channel. More lovely to listen to the children while I was there. It requires guts to have an India-Pakistan show with so many challenges happening, which I am sure you would know of. And kudos to Star Plus and Saibaba for that. My sincere thanks to Hemant ji, Santhosh ji, Faizaan, Bani-ji, and Meena for their time with me and their belief. Also to the god-awesome stylist, goes without saying that whoever watched the show loved my clothes and we finally have a stylist that I love to work with.

My thanks also go to the ladies and gentlemen that I interacted with in the short stint.  

Huge thanks go particularly to the entire gamut of the South Indian audience in North India for their support and love. Thank you for your love and I will be a more worthy singer and performer in the years to come.

In this particular post, I am not allowing comments and neither answer any questions that you might have because there are times in life that we cannot give the answers that are solicited. 

To you all, much love and when you are given an opportunity and there is someone to have the faith in you to take you to a territory that you did not think you could enter, do so. And take that leap of faith. May you have new experiences, newer territories to conquer and lovely times in addition to some difficult times. It makes the win all the more worth it :)

P.S.: Was quite looking forward to the kids performance of Jai Ho on the show today. And strangely it was edited out. Wonder why. I guess they ran out of time.

17 comments:

ramlakmi said...

Hi Sis, Yeah, that should have been lovely. I like you hosting Super Singer. Yesterday's rendition of Sahana in Sangeetha maha yutham was so cute. Btw, You sang "Manase Ato Ito"????

Sandeep said...

u will be missed :(
u were doing a good job on the show....infact, it was after this show, Chhote Ustaad that I recognised your face...Being a biiig A R Rahman fan, i just knew u as one of ARRs singers..and after seeing u on the show, i got more info abt u from wiki n other sites...
and now u can add one more name into ur fans list..dats me :)

good job done in the recent Kilimanjaro from Enthiran :)
and ofcourse ur other songs too...
keep up the good work..

God bless...

சங்கீதன் said...

I've not watched this show.. but iLike the last paragraph in this post :)

Praveen said...

You singing Konja neram for Asha Bhonsle was edited out from the independance day episode?? Hope I didn't miss it!

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Praveen: It was edited out :)

Nachal said...

I came here to leave a comment saying Chote ustad is excellent and seeing your post that your are leaving the show made me feel bad. You are too good Chinmayi!!

When I heard a pakisatni gal saying on behalf of our country wish India Happy independence day, so touching. I remembered the movie Indra where in the last Children unites the separation...Siru thuli peru vellam and oru thuli Chote Ustad...

Aravishiva said...

oh it's too sad if you have left the show. Actually I started watching it primarily for you and the independence day episode was fantastic, I guess it's their loss. :(

gayathri said...

HI Chinmayi

even i was waiting for your song..so you won't be anchoring the show anymore?we are going to miss you.

Gayathri

Sandeep said...

ok...so it was edited out..i thot i missed it cz i was watching ur other show on sun tv..so i thot i missed it out between the breaks :( anyways it wud have been nice to hear u sing :)

Badz said...

Hey! That's a shame that you are leaving the show. I loved watching you on TV. And you also sing VERY WELL. :-)

Anonymous said...

I really must say...you are one of a kind..You are much admired here in Malaysia..keep the good work going. Love watching all your shows. You are so very talented///Jega

Anonymous said...

Hi Chinmayi,

I had the prog on my DVR and looked for your 'Konje Neram' song but just read the reply above that it was edited out. Anyway, wishing you all the very best!! I don't understand a single word of Hindi but I love Hindi songs so I watched the programme :)) Kids were amazing so are the hosts & judges.

Whatever the reason is, you have done a good job- A silent reader of your blog & a fan of you :)

Anonymous said...

MARUTHANI POVE..." IS A ONE IN A MILLION SONG GOD BLESS YOU FOR THAT

sayaraj said...

hey chinmaye,i'm very happy to hear your song "kilimanjaro" from endhiran.i just love it.keep rocking.

soul:mind:body said...

Hi Chinmayi,

It's only when I couldn't see you in both the episodes this week, I thought to check as to what happened and came to your blog. I then came to know know about your mother's fracture earlier and demise of your Grandmother. I hope your mother's fine now and pray for the peace of your gradmom's soul.

I think you shouldn't worry about whether she'll forgive you or not. She actually would be able to understand your position better and will perhaps invisibly help you out in moving on with your creative journey.

And I totally agree that at times in life, we are not in position to answer. I would like to also emphasize that it's not every question that deserves an answer.

Although, you will be missed on the show, I respect your decision and wish you all the best for your future endeavours. Let there be music always...

Best regards,
Aditya

Rajesh said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Yest i saw the show, was shocked to not see you on the show, didnt know you left the show.

You will be missed, and i felt bad that you are not on the show...

But as they say the show must go on..

Hope to see you in some shows in hindi as well..Good luck

Regards,
Rajesh

Praveen said...

u were so cute in sangitha m.yutham... Who is ur costume designer for d show ?