Very few music directors in Bollywood give time and effort to find a talent from distant places. Music director Pritam has liked a rendition of Channa Mereya from the movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil by a guy and started to search him through social media. Tweeting on social media, Pritam has said “Came across this video of a local Sikkimese street singer performing on #ChannaMereya, made my day. It amazes me how a song touches people at different levels. That’s the biggest high of our work, keeps me going (sic).”
Through crowd funding, people from Sikkim has bought a flight ticket for this singer and sent him to Mumbai. Talking about the singer, Pritam has said “When I saw Santosh’s video online, I was really impressed. He’s here in our studio and we hope to mentor him and polish his talent.” It has been a thrilling experience for Santosh to come and meet Pritam. Right now, he has been enjoying the ambience thoroughly. Santosh has said on the occasion, “It’s all too much to take in at once. To be mentored by Pritam sir is a dream. I’ve been told that I’ll be dubb-ing for a song. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Further, Pritam may be mentoring Santosh in future. In fact, Jagga Jasoos composer has been looking for a music teacher for Santosh in Sikkim. Riyaaz tips have been given to Santosh also. Pritam will be guiding Santosh through video call in future also.
Right now, Pritam has been taking some break from work. However, you may able to see him soon in an upcoming singing reality show named Dil Hai Hindustani Season 2 on Star Plus as a judge.