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Abhiruchi Thatte – Song bird from Tansen Nagari – Part 2

4 July 2010 7 Comments
Dear Readers,
Please find the first part of the interview with Abhiruchi Thatte here. Let us continue with our second part of the interview. I am sure you are going to have quite a few surprises as the interview progresses.

You can watch abhiruchi performing for Sare Gaana here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3CG2SkSlSc

Coffee With Abhiruchi Thatte
Me: Sundar Rajan G S
AT: Abhiruchi Thatte
Me: What was it like to watch yourself on TV? I am sure your family & friends would have been quite excited to see on the screen… Can you speak about this experience?
AT: Well it was my parents and my grandmother’s dream to watch me on TV. They were really very excited. So was I as my struggle paid of (not fully but definitely a little bit atleast). My dad had always been there with me for each and every competition and show. When my first show got on the air i.e. ETV’s show in which I have won first prize, everyone was delighted to see me on screen. Then Indian Idol came, I was there till theatre round after that got eliminated as I said they don’t need singer but still my experience over their was good. Kailash kher told me that I have a very good and fresh voice so was the comment of Sonali Bendre. Over all everyone were overwhelmed and most of all I was happy as finally I full filled their dream.
Me: Wow, that is an awesome feeling indeed! You have mentioned that you have released an album… Can you speak about that?
AT: Yes I have recorded 2 songs for channel E24 for their album Saregana volume 2. This show is very interesting. I just sang a song on my mobile and got selected for their album. You don’t have to go and stand in a queue for giving the auditions like other shows. So it was great fun, these people use software which filter’s your voice and modulation and than it gives points from 1 to 10. Nobody till date have got points above 8. I was able to score 7.1  and got selected for their very first album but unfortunately I met with an accident in November so I have to postphoned it and that’s why I have recorded songs in their second album. The overall experience was fabulous as it was my first recording ever. I have recorded a song called ‘Tumse Pyaar Ho Gaya’ and a group song called ‘Chalo Chale’. The album got released in January 2010 end and after that I performed live on the show twice with the actor and music director of the film ‘Lahore’.
Me: One very popular thing in South is that people stop learning music at various tipping points like 10th, 12th std, Engineering etc. Since I am from South India, hence I am probably saying it.. I would presume this is the case even in North India.  How was it in your case?
AT: As I had taken Science as my major subject I started concentrating more on my studies and less on singing. I have done BE from RGPV Bhopal and now working as Software Engineer. It is the same in my case too. I was not able to give proper time to Riyaaz but managed it some how. I have learnt classical music but only learning doesn’t matter.. You need to be attentive and punctual in order to be in pace with it. I tried very hard as I have to balance in b/w my studies and singing but my school teachers and my family were very supportive so was not that much difficult I must say.
Me: So, how do you rate your musical journey? What are your dreams? What your aspirations?
AT: My journey so far is a blend of success and failure as I have faced many challenges. I have given auditions for Indian Idol 1,2,and 3 but wasn’t able to crack prelims only.. But I didn’t lose hope. I still went ahead with season 4 and got selected but and was able to reach till theatre round.. I want to fulfill my parent’s dream which is to be a playback singer and I am trying very hard to get it. This is my dream as well.. The journey, I am sure, would only get more difficult than.. But I am sure I will do it for my loved ones. This is my aspiration.
Me: I am sure you would chase your dreams.. You mentioned that there had been through successes and failures.. Can you talk a bit more of your successes.. I appreciate your modesty in not talking about it.. But please enlighten us 🙂

AT: My journey so far is not very good with respect to music as i have faced many things but still I would say that it’s a part of my journey and I am all set again. As Gwalior is very famous for music, most of the artists used to visit there. I have also received awards from some very talented artists which we have in our music industry – Su Shri Sadhna Sargam, Sh. Ravindra Jain, Bappi Lahiri. I have also got the opportunity to have a word with Asha Ji. I have just now recorded a song for the channel E24 for their album Saregana Volume 2 and have performed on their show twice..

Readers, stay tuned for the part 3 of the interview with Abhiruchi, where you will see a few more faces of Abhiruchi’s multi-dimensional personality. Hope enjoyed this edition of Coffee With Sundar! You can read all the earlier interviews here: Coffee With Experts




  • sunil maurya said:

    good one yaar 🙂

  • Vatsala said:

    looking forward to part 3

  • Brenda Hoddinott said:

    You have the voice of an angel! So very beautiful!

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    thank you all..

    @brenda: It is indeed true that Abhiruch has a beautiful voice..

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