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Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jul 2018 10:39:57



Popular playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan, who is coming back on television with the music reality show Dil Hai Hindustani 2, (DHH) says the popularity and success of any such entertainer depends on the talent potential of participants.

Excerpts: What is concept of DHH2?
DHH 2 is a global celebration of India and Indian music – every heart, irrespective of their nationalities or ethnicities, which beats to the emotion called India, is Hindustani. DHH2 is a musical confluence of such ‘Hindustanis’ from all over the world. The show will feature talented singers and musicians from around the world, performing popular Indian songs, in their own characteristic style, lending them a new dimension.

What are your expectations from the show this season?
Season 1 opened our audience’s eyes to the spectacle of non-Indians singing Hindi songs, as well as, the experiments and improvisations that could enhance an oft-heard popular number. In Season 2, the stakes go higher and hence, also the expectations from the performances. We will be evaluating the performances on the parameters of quality of singing, as well as, overall entertainment value. We are looking forward to see more performances more nuanced than the previous season.

What is new in store for the audience?
The audience will be witness a grand celebration of Indian music on television, through performances by artistes from multi-cultural backgrounds.
However, what will stand out would be their individual interpretations of those popular numbers and the elements or facets they add to the songs, basis their musical sensibilities. It is going to be a delightful offering to the audience; they will see their favourite songs in a completely new light – that is what will be the USP of the show.

Do you think Indian music and Bollywood is being recognised globally?
Yes I think Bollywood music is appreciated a lot globally. Infact there are some foreigners that religiously watch Bollywood movies and dance to Indian tunes. People now recognize how Indian music is different and unique want to undergo professional training for it.

We really like the concept of Dil Hai Hindustani 2 and it is an innovative reality show that brings great entertainers to the limelight. It is a platform that celebrates India and Indian music and which will make every Indian proud of the rich cultural and musical heritage of this country.
The second season of Dil Hai Hindustani will begin on July 7 on Star Plus.