All he need just a microphone in his hand and he can set the stage on fire. I’m talking about Shreyan Bhattacharya, an 8 years old kid who sings like a mature professional singer; recently got into fame after becoming the 2nd runner up of Zee Bangla’s Saregamapa Little Champs.
An Interview With Saregamapa Lil Champs Fame – Shreyan Bhattacharya
After couple of emails, phone calls somehow I manage to have words with his manager (None other than Shreyan’s Father- Nirmalya Bhattacharya) to set an appointment for my feature story with little prince (a nickname, his fans call him). So I went to Midnapore a small town in West Bengal, a historical place many notable people like Khudiram Bose, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar are from there. I spend an entire day with Shreyan & his family in his lovely house. Where most of the kids of his age are busy collecting comic books or toys, he keeps himself busy preparing classic songs from Golden Era of Indian music.
“Every evening he practice his music lesson properly, we never had to drag him to practice his singing lesson.” said Shreyan’s Mother. Over a cup of Darjeeling tea I came to know many interesting stories about this talented boy from his parents. While I was chatting with his parents he was busy playing cricket with his school mates, I told his mother to call him up because I had so many questions in my mind that I wanted to know about him but that time he wasn’t in a mood to have a Q & A session with me, so I continue my discussion with his parents. “We didn’t want him to take part in a music reality show now because he is just 8 years old, he has enough time for it” said his Father.
During the selection process of Zee Bangla’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs which is one of major singing reality show in West Bengal; Shreyan had to go through many difficult layers. He got selected as “Performer of the day” almost 16 times throughout the entire season of Zee bangla’s Saregamapa Lil Champs 2013 . 8 months of busy schedule with the entire team of the show from grooming to performing in front of respected judges like famous bollywood playback singer Kumar Sanu, Composer Joy Sarkar & playback singer Akriti Kakar. Celebrities used to come to the show as guest judge from all the way from Bollywood & our very own tollywood as well. In the First Episode Shreyan has performed a Manna Dey Classic. Famous Bollywood Actress Vidya Balan, who was there as a guest judge in that episode was completely blown away by Shreyan’s performance. His Videos On Youtube Hit a Large Number Of Views as well. One Of them is “Teri Deewani Cover” which hit More than 80 thousand views on youtube, which is Originally sung by Sufi King Kailash Kher.
Moreover, I got an opportunity to experience Shreyan’s live performance once and that was full of awesomeness and memorable. While I was hanging out with him and his father in backstage & he was busy getting ready for the show. I noticed how relaxed he was and there ain’t any stage fear on his face. His stage entry made me say to myself that he’ll be the next big thing in music business very soon. His fans and crowd at Live Performance started singing along, and was requesting him to sing few of their favorite songs. After the show, fans were waiting for him outside of the venue to click photos with him and take autographs.
“Shreyan is focusing on learning music very seriously now. We are also planning to start working on his début album, Joy Sarkar a famous music composer will compose the music & some well-known lyricist will write the lyrics for the album” said Shreyan’s father. Yes I’m sure it’s going to be a great album & we, the entire team of Firemud FM wish him all success for his future.
Image Courtesy: Taken From the Official Facebook Page Of Shreyan Bhattacharya With the Permission From His Father.