Abhijeet Sawant, who fulfilled his dream of winning the Indian Idol contest five years ago, now nurtures another one. He says he would love to playback for superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
"It has been my dream for ever to playback for Shah Rukh Khan. But I have got no such opportunity or any offer yet. I hope it happens quickly," Abhijeet told IANS.
Though the 28-year-old hasn't got a chance to sing for the actor, he has otherwise sung in movies and has also cut his own albums following his Indian Idol win in 2005.
His songs Mar jaawan mit jaawan in Aashiq Banaya Aapne and Dhoondein, Ek shaqs, Mahi mahi mahiya and Tere bina in his debut album Junoon were widely appreciated.
Abhijeet has lent his voice to a film called Mumbai.com and is looking forward to doing stage shows with melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and Sunidhi Chauhan. He also tried his luck in the film Lottery last year, but it sank without a trace at the box office.
While he believes he is not cut out to be an actor, Abhijeet is looking forward to acting in a Marathi movie.
"There is a Marathi film that I have been offered. The script will be finalised by August. I am a Maharashtrian and would love to do a film in my native language. The film is about a boy who doesn't know English and that is a big weakness for him," he said.
Abhijeet is right now all set to host the fifth season of Indian Idol and says anchoring the talent hunt show will remind him of his days as a contestant.
"It is a totally different feeling to be a host on a show I had once won. When I look at the contestants, I remember those days when I used to be one among the millions lined up for auditions. But it's been a wonderful journey so far and I like motivating the new ones," said Abhijeet, who was in the capital for the show's launch.