A BSF jawan Chakrapani, serving at the Indo-Pak border, auditioned for a spot in aha's Telugu Indian Idol recently
Last Updated: 02.24 PM, Mar 02, 2023
Auditions for singing reality shows are a true reflection of the diverse musical talent that the country houses. The varied socio-economic backgrounds of the contestants and their experiences, as they interact with the judges, make for interesting viewing. Telugu Indian Idol, after unearthing many promising, budding singers in the first season, is gearing up for round two.
Telugu, Tamil OTT platform aha will continue to premiere the music reality show in the second season as well. The judges this time around include composer S Thaman, singers Karthik and Geetha Madhuri. The first episode of the second season will be aired on aha this weekend. In one of the audition episodes, the judges came across Chakrapani, a BSF jawan with a passion for singing.
In his audition, Chakrapani said he had no prior knowledge of music and took to singing while performing his duty at the border. Music was a terrific outlet to confront the challenging conditions of serving in a remote location sans any access to mobile or internet, he said. The fact that he learnt music in such circumstances too left the judges in awe of Chakrapani’s determination.
While S Thaman applauded Chakrapani for his commitment to music and service to the nation, snger Karthik even gave the contestant a nod to progress further in the audition rounds. Much to the surprise of the judges, Chakrapani went on to decline the offer, while stating that he had no pending leaves and had to return to his duty at the earliest.
Deeply moved by his love for music and commitment to his duty, the judges saluted Chakrapani for his services to the nation. Thaman said it was an honour to witness the participation of someone from the defence forces on Telugu Indian Idol. The composer went a step ahead and also suggested he would talk to
Chakrapani's superiors to ensure his participation in the show. Unsurprisingly, the gesture received a thumping applause from audiences.