I happened to watch one of the episode of the India program called ‘Koffee with Karan’ in which they had Himesh Reshamiya as guest.
“All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?” ~Nicholas Johnson
I remember Sonu Nigam – another great singer who acted in movie but the movie got flop. So he is a successful singer though not an actor.
“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success”. ~ Bruce Feirstein
When Himesh’s movie promo was going on I thought is he gone crazy!
Believe me I like his some of the songs and let me tell you its awesome and liked by most of them due to the peppiness and it’s different 😉
I had the feeling that he is arrogant, full of pride and doesn’t respect anyone. When I saw the ‘Koffeee with Karan’ program he was totally a different person!
He is like I agree what ever people say about me that I am a nasal singer and initially I was trying to defend myself lol!
“Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue” ~ Joseph Addison
I was totally zapped at his statement, but don’t know something has happened that he is trying to show he is down to earth person! But in that show also with my analytical skills 😉 I felt that he was accepting the critic that he is a nasal singer but then he said I am accepting this because I am successful today – which clearly meant that he is kind of telling people that yes, I am a nasal singer so what you people like it anyway …lol!
Well, couple of things I liked about him during the interview session where he said- he has no talent and its mere luck and prayers that has made him so successful and secondly that what goes up has to come down (gravity I guess 😉 ) so he knows there will be a down fall time too and so seems he has prepared himself for that.
“The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness”. ~ John C. Maxwell
Of all these, I was amazed to see his co-competitors or should I say other composers and music directors who were asked to comment on Himesh’s success and talent.
I am discussing about Himesh but then I will not loose the opportunity to discuss about others too here 🙂 as you don’t always get one 😉
Anu Mallik – I think he is a senior and established music director/singer and yet he accepted that Himesh is great in his creativity and he has done something which they have not thought of doing and so the result is that he just came and is climbing the stairs of success.
“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something”. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
He also accepted that, his kids also always sing the songs that Himesh sing and I think that’s a very honest statement to share with audience and yet honest compliment that Himesh can get one.
I have high respect for these two people even though they are best in their field they are down to earth and ready to accept the truth and I think any artist who is a true artist will be like one of them.
“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her”. ~ David Brinkley
Kailash Kher : He is a good singer and I like his sufi songs which you can find in my radio-blog too. But the way he was criticizing Himesh saying his songs get hit because he is hammering the lyrics many times :D….so it gets in to people’s mind haha I was laughing at that one….are people so stupid?
Another comment he made was like a certain group or community enjoys Himesh’s songs not the upper class…wow! What a statement to make? In fact in the survey that ‘Koffeee with Karan’ did had all class and all mediums who were mentioning how much they love his songs whether its in the car, pubs or even marriages…in fact Madhuri Dixit said Himesh’s song is family song of there’s 😀 isn’t that a big compliment and says about the class? 😀
Over all I want to say is that an artist can be liked by few, more or everyone but then no matter what If the artist is successful then one shouldn’t deny about their success and accept the fact that there is a difference in creativity thinking.
“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves”. ~William Penn
Music is something I always felt is soothing and the people attached to it are too but when I see all this I feel everything is ultimately business and money 🙂
“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” ~ Oscar Wilde