Tuesday, January 15, 2008


bhaas Joshi is happy that he’s not become the Voice Of India. “I wouldn’t have got the opportunity to host Chhote Ustaad, if I had won the contest,” he says candidly. It’s a different thing that Abhaas himself is still chhota at 17 years and studying in class XII. Abhaas who hails from Jabalpur was tipped as one of the favourites to win Star Voice.. but got eliminated early on in the series. He was back as a wild card entry but couldn’t stay on till the end since he didn’t get enough votes. He, however, has decided to stay back in Mumbai now. “My father will get a transfer in the next two months,” he informs. What about his studies? “I will have to take a drop this year,” he says simply. As an anchor, Abhaas hopes to impress composers and kickstart his singing career “just like Sonu Niigaam and Shaan who got a fillip after hosting musical shows”. He’s already taken tips from Shaan as a host but plans to capitalise on his naughty and mischevious image. Doesn’t he feel threatened by the young talent he will be hosting. “No. I know they are great but I am also working hard and concentrating on my music,” says the youngster who’s already recorded a song with Aadesh Shrivastav for an untitled film, besides singing a title track for a new Star Plus serial.Chhote Ustaad, a la Little Champs of Zee has Pritam Chakraborty, Kunal Ganjawalla and Shreya Ghoshal as its judges.

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