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News |  22 Aug 2018 21:11 |  By RnMTeam

My focus was more on Rekhaji and I was like a fan hanging around: Shaan on 'Dil Hai Hindustani 2'

MUMBAI: Dil Hai Hindustani 2, which has been making the right noise for its celebrity guests, will have the sensational singer Shaan along with Bollywood beauty Rekha, as guests on the coming weekend episode. Shaan, who had come to perform with the contestants, had a gala time on the show.

Speaking about his experience of being on the show, Shaan said, ôIt was a wonderful day spent in the company of Sunidhi, Pritamda and Badshah and Rekhaji.ö

On being asked about the contestants and their level of performance, the All Izz Well singer exclaimed, ôThey were all very well-prepared. And, since the focus was on the contestants, as their participation will be getting them votes, I didnÆt want to be overbearing. Rather than being a competitor, trying to outstand them, my aim was to showcase them. So, I wanted them to have the larger chunk of the performance so that they come through and they really did well. I just wanted to be there to encourage them and to make them feel comfortable. I enjoyed the whole experience and they all are very talented as well as giftedö

 ôIt was a great opportunity for me to sing various styles as there were folk singers, some sing Sufi, while certain ones try to sing all retro songs. So, I got a chance to sing in various genres, all in a dayÆs time,ö he added.

Shaan gave noteworthy advice to contestants as he said ôI think the creative troops of Dil Hai Hindustani 2 have created some interesting acts and I would like to advise the contestants is to stick with and support each other because as individuals they are a great talent, but together they are quite a force. If they had to decide that æI could do it on my ownÆ it might be a big mistake! Together they are unique and have a good USP. I will advice them to stick together, which will take them far.ö

When asked to pick his favourite contestant from the show, Shaan said, ôItÆs very difficult to select because all of them sing various genres. You cannot compare them either.ö

Shaan, who is a big fan of Rekhaji spoke wholeheartedly about his experience of being with her on the show. He said, ôWe had some amazingly warm and memorable moments. Her presence, itself, was charismatic, her sense of humour, she is almost like the personification of creativity and, indeed, beautiful.ö

ôWhat I was most amazed about Rekhaji, was her sense of commitment to what she was present to do on the show. She had gone through all the previous episodes to know, exactly, what has gone on with the participants, their background. Then, she went on to giving them happiness through the day. For someone like Rekha to even know so much about you can be quite amazing. She not only knew everything about everyone but also did some amazing acts of kindness, compassion. I was quite blown away by. Some people are just special and Rekhaji is definitely one,ö he added.

Further, sharing his striking moments from the episode, the singer also revealed, ôThere are many moments to share. One of the contestants Akshay, who lost his mother recently and was very emotional. But, Rekhaji went out of her way to control him and stop him from crying and got him in a better mood. She was very patient with him. Watching her being like a motherly figure for him, was amazing. For that moment at least, he got over his pain."

"Another moment of where one girl tied Rakhi to Akshay. Also, one more moment that happens, every time, is when I see Sunidhi singing live. She is just amazing! Of course, I am a massive fan of Sunidhi Chauhan, but every time I see her perform, it adds up again. When she sang the song Kaisi Paheli Zindgani from Parineeta, she blew me away with her performance, he added.

The Tanha Dil singer couldnÆt perform with judges Sunidhi Chauhan, Badshah and Pritam. On this, he said, ôNo, there were already too many performances with kids and Rekhaji so I couldnÆt perform with the judges, but I wish I could, but that didnÆt quite happen. My focus was more on Rekhaji and I was like just a fan hanging around.ö

Dil Hai Hindustani 2 is aired on Saturday and Sunday, at 8 pm only on StarPlus.