Surprised by success 

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Dec 2018 10:57:30


By Radhika Bhirani,

As livewire as her songs, Neha Kakkar says she never thought she could make it as big as she has as a female singer in showbiz. Neha, who has lent her power-packed voice to songs like London thumakda, Tukur tukur, Kaala chashma, Chhote chhote peg and Morni banke, has had an inspiring journey from being an Indian Idol season 2 contestant to becoming a judge on the singing reality television show in its tenth season.

“I always tell everybody that I feel I am living my dream. Whatever is happening with me has always been a dream for me and I never thought that all this can become a reality one day. People have made me so big now which I never thought I can be as a female singer,” Neha told IANS.

“Wherever I go, people behave like a  very big superstar has entered, and I am never able to believe that they all are talking about me. At one time in my life, I stood in queues for Indian Idol auditions and I got eliminated at Top 8 or Top 9. I could have never imagined that one day I will be judging this show where I was a contestant myself,” she said.

Somewhere, that contestant is still alive within her. “Whenever the camera is off you, will always find me sitting with the contestants on the set because I feel that there is still a contestant inside me. It’s beautiful and I feel that I am blessed to be here,” added the singer, who is ready to embark on a grand musical tour Imperial Blue Superhit Nights, starting from Lucknow.

Excited about the India tour, Neha said: “I will be performing at Lucknow, Guwahati, Mangalore, Udaipur, Indore and Bhubaneshwar. I am quite excited to perform in all these cities. I always get the messages for asking where I am performing next and we would love to hear you live.”

Between recording in a studio and performing for a live audience, the latter thrills her more. Being an overall package is “most important” these days, believes the singer who is known for adding a lively vibe to her performances.