Bappi da parts with his gold chain!
Yes, he passed on his good luck charm to a couple for their performance on a reality show. Bappi, Zeenat in Paradiseindia Updated: Apr 27, 2006 13:19 IST
It's Bappi Lahiri special on Zee's Ek Main Aur Ek Tu this week. The composer was so impressed with one of the couples for their performance that he gave them one of his gold chains.
The show, which has the best 20 participants from the Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005, kicks off with contestants Banjyotsana and Sharib singing Bappi's Intehaa ho gayi from Sharabi.
But the high point is Vishwas and Twinkle doing Mujhe nau-lakha manga de re from the same film. So impressed was Lahiri by this duo that he spontaneously took off one of his gold chains and presented it to the couple.
"Since I am a gold man I consider gold very lucky for me. I would like to give you two a chain," he said.
Gajendra Singh, producer-director of the show, said: "Lots of judges, from singers to composers, have come on our show. But no one ever gifted the contestants anything in such a spontaneous gesture of affectionate 'aashirwaad'. I think Bappi-da won our entire team's hearts that evening."
Lahiri apparently insisted on retaining only his songs for the one-hour special.
"We wanted Bappi-da to come as a guest judge for a while. But when we suggested this, he immediately wanted all the contestants to sing his songs. At first we were reluctant. But finally we relented. We were glad that we gave in," said a Sa Re Ga Ma source.
Lahiri also sings the Boombai nagariya track from Taxi No. 9211 in the episode.