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News |  03 Aug 2015 17:36 |  By RnMTeam

What the Indian Idol 3 alumni were doing in Darjeeling?

MUMBAI: When the alumni of Indian Idol get together, you expect things to happen. And they did when the top 10 contestants of the third season of the reality singing competition decided to have a reunion last month. Their planned holiday turned out to be a mix of both, good and bad.

For starters only six of the top 10 managed to make it to the beautiful hill station of Darjeeling: ‘Indian Idol-3’ winner Prashant Tamang, Amit Paul, Parleen Gill, Abhishek Kumar, Emon Chatterjee and Meiyang Chang. But when they got there, they got a gala reception from the lasses of Darjeeling. The lovely young things swooned over Chang's cute dimples even as they warmed up to Tamang's charming ways.

“We got enough of the screaming and shouting from all the girls staying in the neighbourhood,” confirmed the ‘Badmaash Company’ star Chang.

Although the boys planned to visit several places around Darjeeling, they curtailed their plans due to a landslide that occurred in the area a few days earlier. "We had to go with the flow. Gangtok was supposed to be our next destination but we couldn’t move further because of the landslide," said the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 5 winner Chang. Hence, the boys decided to help victims of the landslide in Darjeeling by organising a fund raiser concert.

“We got to know about the Darjeeling landslide just a few days before our holiday and that’s when the fund-raising plan was made. It was Prashant’s and Amit’s idea to do something for the victims. So, they met a few biggies in the region who helped us organise a fund raiser event. The Richie Rich’s of Darjeeling were present at the event and they did sign some big fat cheques for the victims,” said Gill.

Post the social cause they moved into Prashant's place, which was meant to be their pad for the holiday. The six of them had rollicking time thereafter.

“We went to Law Garden, sat in a toy train and kept having tea almost everywhere we went. The weather was really chilly,” narrated Gill.

The brighter side of their travel setback was that they had ample boy's time together. That meant oodles of nostalgia and exchanging notes on their lives. Also acting a little goofy with each other. "One of the nights we started with ghost stories and it scared Parleen, this lead to Amit and Abhishek playing a prank on him. The prank created a lot of drama but I would like to keep it short by saying we all had fun,” said the playful Chang.

Given the fact that the Idol contestants are amazing singers, they had jam sessions every night. “We would sit with a guitar and jam till four and five in the morning. It used to be crazy fun,” stated Gill.

The sextet loved their together time so much that they have now decided to meet once every month.

Chang, Parleen and Abhishek also posted some fun videos and pictures on their social networking page. Have a look.....Don’t miss viewing the ‘Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge’ video by the Idols’ it’s our favourite.

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