Thursday, August 09, 2007
It is the 8th Gala Round on Indian Idol. The contestants are now gearing up for the final lap. They are working hard on their songs and the result is showing. To commend their efforts and to encourage them to do their best was present actor–producer Anil Kapoor who made a grand surprise entry. His film as producer Gandhi My Father is perfectly timed to the Independence Day celebrations just around the corner. Anil was in great spirits. After all it is not every day that a film gets such heart-warming response from the media and box-office too!
The surprise guest on the show inspired the contestants too. With Independence Day round the corner, the contestants are all set to rock the nation with their patriotic songs. Deepali gave a great start to the gala round with the song Dhol bajne laga. Anu Malik praised her and said, “She is worthy contender to the title". Anil Kapoor confessed he got goose flesh with Amit Paul's rendition of Yeh jo des hai mera from Swades. Chang, who has been nicknamed Chingu Mingu by Alisha, won her heart with Baar baar haan … from Lagaan.
Incidentally, Chang had an opportunity to visit an NGO and teach the little inmates the importance of dental care how to brush their teeth right! Emon once again rocked the show with his flawless performance. He sang Yehi rasta hai tera from Lakshya. Anu Malik commented on his performance that it as a hallmark of a great singer. Anil Kapoor gave full marks to Ankita for her rendition of the title track of Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani. But the surprise package of the evening was Prashant whose Zindagi maut na ban jaaye came straight from the heart and had Anu Malik doffing his hat to the best performer of the day.
Anil Kapoor added more colour to the show. He showed his singing prowess as he crooned the hit song of Karma, Dil diya hai jaan bhi denge. Surprises never ceased on this show. Ajay Jadeja descended on stage in the midst of the performances. He came, saw, danced and left after some sound piece of advice to all the contestants.