Recently on the sets of Indian Idol 5 on Sony, Abhijeet Sawant the host of the show, wept while talking about his days of struggle.
During his tough days, Sawant would stand outside Shankarji’s (Shankar Mahadevan, we presume) studio to hear him sing. Even through his Indian Idol season 1 stint, Sawant admitted that he was never sure about winning the contest. While singer-judge Sunidhi Chauhan told Sawant that it’s big deal to remember your early days even when you’ve achieved success in life, composer-judge Anu Malik hugged him.
Sawant recalled that he had borrowed a pair of jeans from his friends because back then, he didn’t have the money to buy one. He even bore rashes, but continued to sing on the show.