Monday, September 24, 2007

The Future For Amit Paul - Indian Idol

Since I've got the highest comments on a post about Amit Paul, I thought let me forget the technical discussion for this another post...

Amit Paul didn't win the Indian Idol 3 ... So what?? Just got hot news from Amit's side that he's coming to Mumbai. Today at 3 pm, Amit along with his family came to Mumbai with the 4 judges of the Indian Idol. A lot of audience who watch the show know that Amit was the favorite of the judges. Amit will be signing playback for 4 films with Javed Akhtar and Anu Malik and others. So cheerup!! Amit will be going to Shillong, his hometown in Meghalaya in 4 days. He'll be performing there one more time for all his supporters.

In Mumbai, he's been gifted a flat and has been offered Rs.10 crore contract by a few people of the music industry. So we all know that Amit will be back!! Another observation that I made was that Amit was gifted the Maruti SX4, eventhough he did not win! So he's got a lot of people who love his voice!!

Personally, India has a lot of talent and enough audience for each talent. So let's support whomever you love and enjoy good music!!

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope whatever you have written is true

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr Purkayasta, whatever you have mentioned doesn't seems to be true, are u his one of Amit's family member.....? Indian Idol is not a career making platform but its the channel who is making business....I tell u after couple of months both Amit and Prashant will be vanish no "naam or nishan" from the industry....

lovehfi said...

Hi, I hope what you have written is true. Coz Amit deserves all this amd more. Hope he has arocking career in Mumbai.

Anonymous said...

I hope what you wrote is true..not sure where you got that from. But wish this comes true. Amit is the real Bharat ki Shaan

ViOlIn said...

I was hoping something like this would happen to Amit....coz he really deserves so much more...
I love his voice...he's totally awesome...
I wrote a song for him...
Saptarshi g, do you think you could get it to him?

Sanju said...

I always felt that Javed Akhtar and Anu Mallik had a special interest in Amit...and I really hoped that they would give him an actual break.
But you know what? I don't even care if any of the things that have mentioned are true...I know...I feel that with a voice and a personality like Amit's...raaste khud hi nikal aayenge...aapsab log dekiyegaaa...HE WILL GET WHAT HE DESERVED and MORE...yeh mera maaannna hai...

S said...

Haaaree baazeee ko jitnaaaaaaaaa ooose aata jai...
Amit to apna SIKANDAR hai, dekhna logon, yeh kuch kardikhaayegaa, dekhna....sab dekhna!

A said...

I love your voice Amitttttttttttttttttt

n said...

YOU'RE THE BEST Amit!!!

j said...

Is this true? Really?
Are you serious?
Hmmm...if it is....great!!!

U said...

AMIT
totally
deserves
it!!!

Go Amit Go Amit Go Amit...

A Fren said...

Amittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt, you rock!

Good luck saathi!

Saptarshi Purkayastha said...

Yes, whatever I've written is true... from what I've come to know...

He was also offered a 50-lakh contract by Sony the next-day morning but he refused it since it would jeopardize his other career openings!! Goodluck to Amit and also Prashant!!

ViOlIn said...

Saptarshi...so it's really true?
Man,,,that's awesome!!!

I adore Amittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt....................................................

S said...

Amitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

A said...

So what's going on with Amit right now?

Anonymous said...

oh its really a good news. mujhe pata tha ke amit paul ko asahi kamiabi mile gi .. i love ur voice amit

Anonymous said...

I LOVE UR VOICE AMIT....U R THE TRUE INDIAN IDOL>>>THE TRUE BHARAT KI SHAAN....GOD BLESS...U DID NOT WIN THE INDIAN IDOL..SO WAT?IKNOW U MIGHT BE FEELING BAD FOR THAT...BUT U R STILL THE BEST...DON WORRY...I M ALWAYS THERE FOR U....
I WAS IN A HAZE WHEN I HEARD...HOW CAN GOD GIVE U SUCH A NICE VOICE..I M REALLY JEALOUS(BUT IN A GOOD WAY?)

Anonymous said...

Whether this is a true statement or not...am defintely sure Amit Paul will come a long way....he's vocie is original and just brilliant,Something good will defintely come his way!!
Go Amit!!!!

ST said...

No doubt about that, right guys?!

Amit...yehi ho right choice baby!!!

Wish you nothing but the vEry BeST yaar!

Love ya

Anonymous said...

Saptarshi,

I tried e-mailing you but it came back!

Saptarshi Purkayastha said...

May I know who you are... and why r u trying to mail me??
Anyways, my office email server is down, so you its bouncing back... You can mail me: mokshsolutions {at}[gmail dot com]

Mita said...

Hey...just sent you one!

Anonymous said...

Mr Saptarshi...what is the source of your information? about 10 crore contract and a flat? Do you know even SRK and Aamir Khan dont get paid 10 crore for a movie even after being in industry for decades? How will the sponsors recover 10 crore? What guarantee is there? I will believe this news when i see it in print in respectable newspapers and when it is announced officially on national tv.

About playback singing, it could be true he is offered since Jaaved Saab and Anu loved his voice from the very beginning.

I am Amit Pauls biggest fan not just for his singing but for the person he is and I will be the happiest when he actually becomes successful and famous.

Anonymous said...

i am a big fan of amits singin n have supported him all thru...i believe taht hes got offers frm sum ppl in the industry ...anu malick 4 one....but dont know how far the nuz abt teh flat n 10cr contract is...i mean prashant as II gets 1cr n how is it possible 4 amit to b offered a 10cr contract...i dont think there is any singer who wud b making that much least of all a newcommer...
im sorry 4 doubting u...believe me i wud b the happiest person if this nuz were tru ...cud u give any source 2 confirm it plz....

Fren said...

All your comments/concrens make sense...totally. I was wondering the same thing...just waiting for the news to be official I guess.

Amit deserves the best coz HE IS THE BEST...
Let's wait and see guys...time will tell!!!

Saptarshi Purkayastha said...

When did I say he accepted the contract... He is still thinking about it!! Its a long contract of some 5-yr period or something and not just singing, stage shows, endorsements etc... He still hasn't made the decision!!

I just mentioned it to show you the value people are seeing in Amit Paul...especially the kind of support he has in North East... It really does make business sense to offer him more money than SRK or whoever you mentioned atleast for NE audience!!

Mita said...

Wow...well, I wish Amit the very
best!!!

What is he upto these days? Is he in Shillong or Mumbai, do you know?!

Thanks!

Fren said...

Amit is simply fabulous... yeh bahut uper tak jayegaa dekhnaaaaaaa...
Potential, Talent, Passion, CHARISMA, he's got it all yaaaaaaaaaaaaar...
Amit rules!!!

Nutty said...

So you know Amit personally !!!! Gupp to thodi kam hi mara karo !

apoorva said...

This doesnt make sense...it is doubtful whether established singers like Udit/Abhijeet will be offered 5 year contract at 2 crores per year ...the business people/music companies will first see how the first single/album will do then commit to long term contract..after all it is their money. Who risks their money? Wasnt karunya and the VOI and Saregama winners equally good singers? Where are they now? I very much doubt the veracity of this information.

rebecca said...

Hi fr me too Purkayasta,
How did u get so mush info bout Amit's offers so early before the media?As i'm fr Shillong and got some friends around his circle..i came to hear similar things but cannot confirm their authenticity.But it any of what u said is true then it will never be a suprise,as he deserves all that and more not only for his exceptional talent but for his excellent personality non the whole.
Thanks for your blog

sophie said...

rebecca - you are from Shillong? How lucky! I am from Nepal but I wish I could come and settle down in Shillong just to be near Amit Paul, I love him that much. His voice, seedhapan and looks have bowled me over. I supprted Prashant since he was also Nepali but we all know Amit deserves the title of Bharat ki Shaan as a singer at least.

Mita said...

I cannot believe that you supported Prashant even though you knew that Amit truly deserved to be the Indian Idol.
I just don't get it...why can't people be fair?
You know what? You didn't support Amit when he needed you to...so forget it.
We love Amit and we'll be there all the way to support him!!!
Love ya Amit

sophie said...

mita...I understand your sentiments. The way I saw it, Prashant needed the prize money more. He is from a very poor family, became breadwinner at 19 when his dad died. AP will get singing contracts no matter what, now that his talent is no longer hidden from the world. My vote went to help a wonderful human being like Prashant who is also a damn good singer inspite of not being trained. So, no regrets. By the look on Amits face at the grand finale doesnt look like he was too mad about losing, and neither should you. He is a winner inspite of losing, and Prashant and the world and you and me know it.

Anonymous said...
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Saptarshi Purkayastha said...

As much for free speech, I don't think using abusive language is doing good to anyone. Hence I have deleted the above comment!!

Gr8 to see so much support for Amit... I'm sure he and his family is proud to see so many people supporting him

Mita said...

sophie...I see what you're saying...But.....if people start thinking that way...then it's not going to be fair to the person who truly deserves to be the winner, right? Just think about it!!!
Amit is an amazing person...he lost to A FREN, that's why he was all smily and what not on the stage and I totally respect him for that.
It's not about who wins, it's about how someone wins...

Amit is awesome...yes we all know it...I am happy for Prashant and his family, honestly I am...but just sad that the Amit couldn't be the "INDIAN IDOL"...

But hey...past is past...let's move on...ok...Amit is the best....
Amit is going to bop to the top, what say?

sophie said...

yeah mita, I understand about the ethics of voting for the wrong reasons, in this case, believe me, I was absolutely torn between the two - both lovely human beings, one a brilliant singer with a heavenly voice, the other - a rookie but with a melodius voice who can go places with training but who I really wanted to help because Ive studied in Darjeeling all my life and stayed there for the better part of my life; and I know how difficult life is there economically for people like Prashant.

This situation just brought home to me what I already know, that life is complicated. There is no black and white - just shades of grey. In voting for the wrong reasons I chose the grey instead of white. Lol! Profound eh?

Anyways, I definitely agree with you about Amit bopping to the top, BUT I am very angry with Sony for not giving us more interviews or info about the top two after the finale. Its dead quiet from their end, where are the interviews, magazine layouts, pictures, tv spots eh? I am seriously suffering withdrawal symptoms from not seeing/hearing about Amit now. Except that he was felicitated by his state govt and given Rs 1 lakh. Heck, if i were the chief minister I would have made it 50 lakh!!

Mita said...

Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...sophie! Hehe

Well I concur--- at least with the 50 lakh part!!! =P

Well I do respect your feelings!

Guess what? I just watched the episode of Jhalak Dikhlaja---AMIT and Prashant performed. Man....it was so great to see Amit...he looks goooooooood. He sang "bheegee bheegee" from Gangster while Prashant sang the so-called "original" song. You know what? I really liked it when Amit sang that song...probaly coz I admire him so much...but come on let's face it, when he sings...it's simply magical. I could just close my eyes and drift away when I hear his voice.

Zindagi pehle kabhi itni haseen kahaan?!

I love the way Amit moves when he sings...He may not be the best dancer....but boy he's adorable when he dances...!!!

sophie said...

well, I think the jhalak song was recorded way back when indian idol wasnt finished; theyd shown clippings from it.

Saregamas's already released their contestants' album with Raja n all, while Sony has yet to even make the announcement of indian idol album...meanwhile I keep playing pirated copies of indian idol episodes and ruining my cd drive in the process..but what to do? I have to get my daily dose of AP.

Amits dancing was atrocious in the beginning, he improved (a leetle beet) towards the end; but who cares, his voice and persona are enuf to make a girl faint with ecstasy; heh heh.

By the way, mita, here is a clip you will simply adore on utube..its made a by another amitian - a girl and she's done a brilliant job. Watch it and enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOBz0IJst-I.

Mita said...

Well, I certainly got MY dose of AP for tonight! Haha...

Thanks Sophie...the vdo was gr8. I have searched everywhere for any kind of vdo n all you know...on the net...that would tell me what's going on in Amit's life right now......but it just sucks ya, there's nothing.
All I do is go to youtube and enjoy his vdos.

Hey I know we love 'em all but which one do you think was his best performance?

For me,,,,,hmm...
Gustakh Dil
Maeri
Inn dinon
Pehla Nasha (my ALL-TIME FAV)
the original song was pretty amazing too...
am I forgetting sth?

You know what? Please don't laugh...I actually listen to Gustakh Dil while exercising...o Amittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

sophie said...

hmm really weird, i just saw a site where the latest pics of him performing in Shillong on 7th Oct were given and now i cant find it.

My favourite Amit Performances are - Pehla Nasha (my all time fav romantic song too), Dil Kya Kare,Dil Lena Khel Hai Dildaaron Ka,Kora Kaagaz, Hamma Humma and Bulla Ki Janna. I wish he would sing Rabbis' Tere Bin too, (I'm sure he would do a fantastic job) because that is my favourite song too.

Everytime i discuss about Amit the others say how the judges favoured him and never spoke harshly to him irrespective of his performances, and i say that is the magic of his personality, his niceness just shines through that even a critic like Anu Malik and Jaaved who can reduce singers to tears cant bring themselves to talk rudely to him.

Mita said...

I know!!!

I get goosebumps when Amit sings! God he is spectacular!!!

Tere bin?! Hmm...never heard that song before. What does Bulla Ki Janna mean? Everyone lovedddddddddddd that performance of his.

I can't believe how supportive Anu Malik was of him. I remember his each and every comment. I think Amit is the only person who got standing ovation from ALL the judges...pretty impressive, eh!

And remember his shoes? He's worn the same pair ALL throughout his performances. So kool!
I believe in things like that too...call me superstitious...but hmmm....

Arey send those pictures my way!!!

sophie said...

aaaargh! mita, guess what, get ready for HEARTBREAK! I found this site http://amitpaulrocks.wordpress.com/2007/09/29/amits-girlfriend/
where theyve got a pic 'supposedly' of Amits girlfriend. Theres a lot of comments there so you can decide whether the info is genuine or not yourself. As for me....I'm still reeling with shock since i think he and Prashant were supposed not to have girlfriends. I know I know, theres not a chance in hell I would be his girlfriend ..still a girl can dream cant she? wheres the whisky on the rocks? get me one..I need to drown my sorrows...boo hooo hoo Amit - meri jaan,why did you do this to me?

Minnie said...

Amit u r an ultimate winner. No trophy is required for u 2 ensure that u r winner. U r winner of winners. Word like "LOVE" was no more than trash for me, but after listening ur voice, I have to confess that I am in love with ur soothing and enchanting voice. God will bless u with his grace. U keep on doing ur job.

U have a very long way to go.

One day will come when u will become a real gem in the music industry, so keep on polishing ur flawless voice to make it more beautiful.

Bye. LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVE.

Minnie said...

AMIT what r u doing now a days?

PLZ. make public appearance soon, so that we can once again take pleasure of listening ur awesome voice.

I am one of the biggest fans of ur voice.

SO, DUDE keep it up.

What happened if u are not chosen as INDIAN IDOL 3, u are INDIAN IDOL in ur respect, JANTA aur JANTA ka pyaar aap ke saath hai.

NO worries.

U have a good future.

U r a real gem.

MITA said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww sophie...don't worry girllll..........guess what? I knew that already yaar but I'm still not sure that Priyanka is his girlfriend. Maybe she is MAYBE NOT...so chill...no one's gonna take ur MAN...hehehe!
Come on...what kind of attitude is that? I BELIEVE that ANYTHING is possible...I mean anything...so cheer up! Where do you live? Can't you go and meet him? That's be sooooooooo kool!
Hey....Amit ain't going nowhere!
Comeon Sophieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....

hakunamataata...my fren!

Saptarshi Purkayastha said...

Amit is performing in Shillong and the crowd is just loving him completely. Since hez there couldn't talk to him lately...

Mita said...

Can I get his number? Hmmm,,,?!?!?!

Saptarshi Purkayastha said...

Amit already gets tooooo many calls a day and u must have seen the Idol show where he gets bugged with the calls. When I call him, I can hear it in his voice. So even I dont call him much... Anyways, as soon as I contact him or when hez back to Mumbai, I'll ask him or his dad, if I can pass his number to you ;-)

Mita said...

It's totally upto you...I won't be able to call him that often anyway since I live in the US.

Hey, how come you didn't reply to my e-mail?! Not kooool!!!

sophie said...

Naa I cant go to Shillong just to meet him. Im in nepal. Maybe the guy will be invited here. 6 of the top ten and Prashant hav already come n performed so maybe Amit too will be invited one day. I did catch the top 6 at a local five star hotel performing. Emon is by far the best. I remember Abhijeet Sawant the first indian Idol came once also. The local press asked Springfield (sponsors) why they didnt bring Amit Paul and their rep said they have to leave something for the future.

Mita said...

I wonder why AP was not invited when the other 6 were. I did hear sth about Deepali, Prashanth and all performing in Pokhara.

Who knows, you might not have to go to India after all, maybe he will come to Nepal...what say?!

Ya, I agree---Emon is a fabulous singer...I KNOW his voice resembles Sonu's but you know it's not his fault. He is so young and so sweet.

I watch Amit's videos (atleast 9-12) everyday. God, haven't been doing my hw at all =<
...sucks!!

You hang in there sophie...tera number zarooor aayegaaa...


Nite!

sophie said...

well, when Chang & Co. came, the top two were still battling it out in Mumbai and Kolkatta. I dont know why Puja and Abhishek didnt come, but the rest came and performed at two venues in Kathmandu and also visited Modern Indian school here.

When Prashant came, it was after he was declared winner, and he came here enroute to Darj because he wanted to show gratitude to the people of Nepal for supporting him so wholeheartedly. Prashant was with Deepali and Ankita (it was their second time coming to Nepal) and Deepali was so sweet, in one of her later interviews on net I read her saying her best ever concert was the one in Nepal because it was raining cats n dogs and yet people thronged the venue and danced like mad; she was touched at peoples love for Prashant. I emember that day was cold as hell; we were having nonstop rain.

Did u catch the Dhamaal song the top three) where Amit comes out first dancing and singing in a red coat with dark trousers? He was very very good, for once in dancing lol(singing, baat mat karna, he is always good). When i see that video my heart pigalta hai, he is cho chweet!

Mera number, lagtaa hai, ab doosra janam main hi aayega, but its ok; is janam mein i will just appreciate Amits lovely voice and presence even if its from far away. Haan, doosra janam ka seat I bag as Amits life partner, where i can cook for him and pick up his dirty sock and underwear.

Mita said...

Dhamaal? Man...I don't know what you're talking about sophieeeeeeeeeee...
I remember that one time the top four performed together and Amit made his entry at the very end in a "really" koool overcoat...simply dashing!!! Are we talking about the same thing or not? Hmmm...send that vdo my way yaar...

Maybe you'll get to meet him yaar...I wish I could arrange sth for you guys...hehehe...I WOULD IF I COULD...
Amit Paul is damn lucky...naa?!

I wish he would sing this song...
Mujhe Raat Din Buss Mujhe Chaahatey Ho

or hmmm.......for you---
Zindagee ki raah main gum ko baatlenege hum
......koi aap jaisa miljaaye to baat banjaaye sanam hmm...
what say Sophie?!

sophie said...

thx mita, ankita performed 'baat ban jaaye' song pretty well didnt she? I wonder whats happening in all their lives right now. Most of them prob gone back to their studies..Emon,Deepali,Ankita, Suhit.

The dhamaal song http://indianidol.sify.com/videos/week19/

go to 'Lets do the dhamaal' and click

U can get all the episodes on this site...

Did u watch the final of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa? I was hoping Amaanat Ali would win...I think none of them however, have as good a voice as AP, their training may have provided them with better sur but their voice cannot be compared to him. He is the best. He must have really struggled because he said he used to have no money when he had to go for shows in Guwahati and his grandmom used to send him money...hopefully now his struggles are over..

Saptarshi Purkayastha said...

yes, amit had to go through quite a lot of struggle. He also had this small band of friends who would play at different places.

Amit's mom & dad didnt approve of him becoming a singer and it was only his grandmother who supported him in his singing.

Mita said...

Hey Sophie...

I tried to watch the vdo but the print is not good yaar...could hardly see Amit's MOVES!!! =P
But he's so damn cute! Naa?!?!?

And nope, I don't watch SRGMP...no time, school keeps me busy!

I had never ever watched IIdol until one day while one of friends' was watching it online...I saw Amit sing Gustakh Dil...man he was amazing...... My friend loved Emon and I'm like nope...this guy Amit sings with such passion...I'm sure he's gonna win! That's when I started watching IIdol really closely. All coz of Amit babey!!!


So what's the latest news, eh?! What is AP doing these days?

Mita said...

I bet Amit's parents were disappointed when he quit college to pursue music...can't really blame 'em!

I'm sure his "struggling" days are over...he's got such talent, there is no way that's gonna go to waste...

Awwwwwwwww...remember when he dedicated that song to his grandma? He's such a sweetheart!!!

Saptarshi,

Please give us an update naaa.....wot is our guy upto these days?!

Thanks!

sophie said...

Yes, Mr Saptarshi, give us an update if u know. Or anyone else reading these boards...what is Amit doing these days, where is he? Has he sneezed? Its so cold today..Anything yaar, we are thirsting for some info...

sophie said...

Grrrrr........where is the update? This silence is deafening. I cannot bear it. Update, anyone? have some consideration for Amitians pining away for a word or photo of their loved one...dom mit!

Mita said...

Hmmmmmmm....something? Anyone?

rajiv said...

MUSIC : Delhi Times presents "Dandiya Beats" at The Garden of Five

Event Info : Live performances by Sonu Nigam, Mika, Jassi, Amit Paul & DJ Saaz from London. Time : 7:30 pm Entry : Tickets at Rs. 250 each

rajiv said...

Charu, Puja, Deepali to perform at JN Complex

Shillong Oct 18: The organiser of ‘Amit Paul Nite’, Tynrong Shibor Society has urged the people not to carry alcohol, water bottles, matches or any sharp objects inside the venue of the concert to be held at Jawaharlar Nehru Sports Complex, Polo on October 19. The show will start at 2 pm while gates will remain open from 12 noon.

The concert will feature, besides Amit Paul and local band ‘Na Rympei’, other top ten finalists of the Indian Idol 3 - Charu, Pooja and Deepali.

On October 20, Amit Paul and Charu will also perform in Jowai at U Kiang Nangbah Government College ground at 4 pm. Gates to the venue will open at 2 pm.

The Society also informed that tickets for the concert are priced between Rs 100 and Rs 500.

Mita said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww...that sucks...wish I was in India!!!

People go to the concert and make sure you update me with the details!!!

Go Amit!!!

Mita said...

BTW,

Thanks Rajiv!!!

sophie said...

i thought Amit mite be performing at the Dandiyas, imagine dancing the dandiya with him crooning in the background...ah heaven.

I wish I was in Delhi.Im dying to see a video with him made by Sony or whoever...like Abhijeet Sawant and Rahul Vaidya had theirs and coming on all the music channels; ah again Amit fever would grip the nation.

Yeah, thanks Rajiv, for the info.

Mita said...

Amit and dandiyaaa....whoaaaaaaaaa....that'dbe something naa?!

Man...would be so damn kool to watch him do the dandiyaaa thing...but would be wayyyyyyyyyyyyy coooler...if we could do it with him, what say gals?!!?! Sophie...is Mita right?

Amittttttttttttt.....come on ................ time to show us sth yaa.....we're all waiting here!!!


Rajiv...tell us more about the concert,,,

Mita said...

Says Breaking news...hahaha...

Aashiq banaaya
Aashiq banaaya
Aashiq banaaya aapney...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNNM2RK7c6g&mode=related&search=

Someone posted it on youtube...Emon and our very own Amit performed in Raipur, when---where--no idea!!!

Kalpana said...

Hi I am another big fan of Amit...i am nepalese but still i loved and supported amit. my nights didn't go without watching amit's performance in my video. Man i love his voice and him so much...i must be one of the biggest fans of his here in Hong Kong. And recently its been advertised here as Prashant, Amit, Deppali and Charu will be performing on 23rd of November in queen elizabeth stadium ....but i don't really trust these organisers here in Hong Kong. So hey Mr Prukayasta or anyone else who can confirm this information and concert date is correct or not....plzzzzz i cannot sleep at night....there is no way we can contact these idol personally so its been really a pain...thinking whether or not Amit will be performing live here on 23rd Nov....plzzzzzzzzzzzz help me....
big hugs for Amit and yeah to his fans like me!!!!! cheers

imagine said...

Hi I am another big fan of Amit...i am nepalese but still i loved and supported amit. my nights didn't go without watching amit's performance in my video. Man i love his voice and him so much...i must be one of the biggest fans of his here in Hong Kong. And recently its been advertised here as Prashant, Amit, Deppali and Charu will be performing on 23rd of November in queen elizabeth stadium ....but i don't really trust these organisers here in Hong Kong. So hey Mr Prukayasta or anyone else who can confirm this information and concert date is correct or not....plzzzzz i cannot sleep at night....there is no way we can contact these idol personally so its been really a pain...thinking whether or not Amit will be performing live here on 23rd Nov....plzzzzzzzzzzzz help me....
big hugs for Amit and yeah to his fans like me!!!!! cheers

Anonymous said...

yzk
i rec'd a goolge update on amit paul does he really have a contract with sony tv.
i love his voice, thus any feedback on him will be apprecited.



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VOTE FOR AMIT: Banners urging people to SMS Amit Paul to victory are still standing in Shillong. Amit’s parents and grandmother, pose for a picture (above).
Amit Paul’s modest home in Shillong is festooned with posters, banners and cards. One of them on the gate in an orange magic marker says simply: ‘Amit’s House’.

One month after this sprightly 24-year-old Bengali from Meghalaya came second in the Indian Idol the euphoria over the event that gripped the Indian northeast has subsided a bit, but Amit is still mobbed everywhere he goes in his hometown.

Last week, Amit was here to give a big thank you concert for the benefit of all those who texted to try to make him win.

Amit is a better singer than a speech-giver, and he read nervously from a piece of paper. Coming from a region with diverse autonomy-minded ethnic groups speeches have to be carefully worded.

But it was when he started singing that the mainly young and mainly female crowd went wild all over again. Amit’ s father is from Meghalaya, his mother from Assam, and the family considers itself to be Bengali Hindu.

“Amit has been singing from age three and is self-made, he never got any voice training,” says Amit’s father Deepak Paul. After Indian idol catapulted him to fame, the Meghalaya government bestowed on him the title of ‘Brand Ambassador of the State of Meghalaya for Peace, Communal Harmony and Excellence’.

Amit took time to speak to us after his concert and came across as a modest and mature young man who is comfortable with the fame that has come with the singing contest and hasn’t let the hype get into his head.

“When I came home I was amazed,” he said, “it was mind-blowing actually to see people supporting me so much.” Even as we spoke to him, there were crowds thronging the Paul house and stretching for about two blocks in either direction.

“I’ve seen hard times, very hard times,” he said, “but I dream a lot. Some people say dreaming is bad, but I dreamt that someday I would do something big. Dreaming is good.”

Despite his dreams, this is a realistic young man. “I don’t know how much I’ll be able to bring peace,” he said. “I just want people to understand each other’s feelings. They should stop fighting and help each other.”

Now as an Ambassador of Peace, Communal Harmony and Excellence, Amit faces the dual challenge of responding to dreams for autonomy of India’s northeast with the larger Indian state.

When told his profile was being printed in a Kathmandu newspaper, Amit said he loves Nepali folk songs. “It’s my favourite type of music and I’ll try to see if I can record Nepali numbers in future,” he adds.

Amit admits he doesn’t follow Nepali politics that closely, but hopes that Nepal will get over its present troubles. He and Prashant get along well, and Amit became popular when he also sang a Nepali song at a concert. He says he wants to work with Prashant to bring the message of peace through music to a broader audience.

Amit Paul holds a contract with Sony and intends to enter a career in Mumbai as a playback singer in Bollywood. He will be visiting Nepal later this month.






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Mita said...

Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....that was one cool piece!!!

Thank you whoever you are...

So Amit'll be visiting Nepal.........hey hey hey Sophie,,,,,,how about that, eh!?!?!
Here's your Prince Charming coming your way...make sure you go... and see him! And do say hi to him for me alrite!!!

I'm sure Amit is gonna find his way to Bollywood...he's so talented...no way that's gonna go unnoticed....

We love ya!!!

Anonymous said...

yzk,
i am a bit dense about blogs don't know what they r.
I REC'D THAT POST IN MY MAIL THRU GOOGLE UP DATES ON AMIT PAUL. I DID NOT WRITE IT AND ALL THE CREDITS GO TO 'NEPALI TIMES' AND WHOEVER WROTE THAT PIECE.
ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS IF HE GOT A CONTRACT OR NOT , IF HE IS GOING TO SING PLAYBACK, OR CUT ALBUMS ??????????

sophie said...

hi - I was so busy (Dasain festival) couldnt come to this site; yes, Nepali times gave this article but sadly does not specify when exactly Amit jaan will come; it says 'this month' well oct is come and almost gone and there is no announcement here. The article came out in October edition..

Sony - hurry up and give us an album of Amit and Prashants...enuf of the hide n seek....we want Amit, we want Amit!!!

Mita said...

There you go...come on.....we want Amit yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar.....it's been so long we haven't heard ANYTHING about him......

SO Saptarshi, wots up ya, he's still in Shillong or wot?

imagine said...

hi Amit Fans..just to let you know Amit was in Hong Kong, performed live last night here...and wow he was amazing...i met him..he is down to earth, good looking, cool..sweet...oh my god..you guys can check the pictures at www.hknepal.com....all the best..can't get enough of AMIT.

sophie said...

Wow, thats great! And guess what, about two weeks ago I heard my local Supermarket (Kathmandu) sales girls talking amongst themselves and they said "imagine Amit Paul came here to shop and no one recognized him!!!" etc etc. My God, the supermarket is within 15 mins walking distance of me....!!! and i go there so often and i missed him!

That was the time he had come to give a performance at Butwal (in Nepal but out of kathmandu with Prashant also). He must hav come to tour Kathmandu but didnt want to have the attention of the public.

I bet the two of them wil come to perform together in kathmandu, sponsors must be trying to coordinate their dates. Amit had come to record two nepali songs for a nepali movie (the producer said he had fist offered to Prashant but Prashant declined because of some reasons so Amit did them.

Anyways, I am still waiting for their album tho Prashants is on the brink of getting released; 'Dhanyavaad'. I hope its a huge success. In his interviews he is just as sweet and humble as he used to be and so is Amit.

imagine said...

Hey sophie i am Amit's big fan here in Hong Kong too. I had ticket with my seat at 3rd row from the show..i was really amazed and excited. I got chance to go to Back stage where Amit was sitting alone...you know what i hugged him..i was so overjoyed..he must have thought i am out of my mind...he was sooo sweet when he talked!!! and his voice is wow...oh my god..one of the memorable moment of my life..and he said he will be back here again early next year..by the way he sang the nepali song he recorded for the movie.."timi le kina yesari maya garyu" was really sweet..can get enough of him..sadly i don't have his telephone number...Prashant was sweet too...and yeah very humble!

Anonymous said...

HI,
It is really nice to hear all about Amit's success. Even if he did not get the support of the judges to give him the break, he definitely has the talents and personality to vbring himself out and prove to every one. All the best in your future Amit!!. You will be Bharat's Shaan forever.

amitfan said...

anyone knows how to contact Amit.

amitfan said...

anyone knows how to contact Amit Paul and which direction is his career going?

amitfan said...

his phone number or email will be greatly apprecaited

Anonymous said...

i love you amit!!!!!!!!!!!!u really deserved to win!!!!

Anonymous said...

im still wondering that if Amit did get all the prises that mr. purkayashta talks abt why is it that we havent got to hear all those songs till now?he has just sung for one bollywood film till now...and God bless amit i wish that all that was said ws true really coz he is brilliant but life is a bag of struggles in bollywood....ppl praise u when ur on the stage but forget u 5 min later....bappi lahiri did fight for amit...but his luck ws bad that he failed the k for kishore test after he won indian idol.....however my best wishes are still there for amit paul.