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ON A SONG Amit Sana is giving Indian Idol Abhijeet Sawant a run for his money Photo: R.V. MOORTHY

ON A SONG Amit Sana is giving Indian Idol Abhijeet Sawant a run for his money Photo: R.V. MOORTHY  

Meet Amit Sana, the Indian Idol runner-up

It comes as a surprise that just as the winner of the Indian Idol talent hunt released his debut album, the runner-up is giving him a run for his money. Abhijeet Sawant's Mohabbatein Lutaungaa has been fairly popular on the music charts, and is threatened by his competitor, Amit Sana, who has just launched his debut album titled Chal Diye. With music by Vishal Shekhar and lyrics by Vishal Dadlani, the album features Amit's favourite hits plus his launch single. Read on as he speaks on his dreams as a singer and his songs.

Your launch single, unlike Abhijeet's song, is a dance number. Any particular reason for choosing a fast number?

I had always wanted my first song to speak about myself, the sort of a person that I am and not the singer that I am going to be. I'm a restless, energetic and optimistic person, and Chal Diye reflects all these traits. Listen to the song, and if you have a smile on your face, I believe you are smiling at me.

How much importance do you give to formal classical training?

In today's music world which is aided heavily by computer-based recording and programming technology, it is fairly easy to modify your voice, so I can safely say that an intense passion for music is all you need to become a good singer. But if you are professionally trained in classical music, it enables you to go a step further and create your own music, and even become a music director.

What would be your message to wannabe singers who haven't received the platform to launch themselves.

I'm a firm believer in the fact that destiny is a vital aspect of success. I tried my hand at Channel V contests but didn't make it to the final round. I learnt from my mistakes and here I am.

A. VISHNU

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