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Indian idol Amit Sana was in town

Indian idol Amit Sana was in town  



Amit Sana was in town for a performance

The clean shaven, small town boy has been replaced by a long locked, beard sporting rock star look alike. Though external appearances might have changed, Amit Sana still seems like a nice, friendly young man, with no hang-ups and no airs. A native of Vishakhapatnam and brought up in Chhattisgarh, Amit was the first runner-up of the 2004-2005 Indian Idol show.

He was in the city to perform at a concert organised by Batayan as part of their Saraswati Pooja celebrations.

Amit always dreamed of being part of the Bollywood music industry and Indian Idol gave him the opportunity to do so. The right platform thrust him into the limelight and he received offers for playback singing as well as live performances.

However, Amit is not very impressed by the slew of reality shows on Indian television nowadays. “Excess of anything is not a good thing, there should be restrictions and checks in place,” says Amit. “By letting everyone take part, a lot of real talent can get lost.”

When it comes to working in Bollywood Amit says that it is unlike anything he could have imagined. “It cannot be compared to working in any other industry or company,” he says. His small town upbringing did not prepare him for the way people interact and function in Bollywood. But despite the stumbling Amit says that he is slowly finding his feet in the music industry.

As of now Amit's heart is set on music direction and composing music though that does not mean he will give up singing. “There is something special about singing ones own songs,” he says. “Music is like breathing for me, it is something divine.”



SUVASINI SRIDHARAN

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