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Singers show 'Fighter' spirit

The contestants of Indian Idol 14 got the opportunity to perform on Fighter's song 'Vande Mataram'.

Actor Hrithik Roshan promoted his film 'Fighter' on Indian Idol 14.

The contestants of Indian Idol 14 were offered an opportunity to lend their unique voices to the iconic song, ‘Vande Mataram’ (The Fighter Anthem) from the newly-released film, Fighter. Composed by Vishal – Shekhar, contestants namely, Vaibhav Gupta from Kanpur, Subhadeep Das Chowdhury and Dipan Mitra from Kolkata, Obom Tangu from Tuting, Utkarsh Wankhede from Nagpur, and Piyush Panwar from Balotra, Rajasthan, were given the chance to sing this evocative track, marking the beginning of their journey in the Hindi music industry.


Speaking about the contestants and the song, composer Vishal Dadlani says, "Seeing the Indian Idol contestants lend their voices to the Fighter Anthem, 'Vande Mataram,' fills me with immense pride. These talented individuals have not only showcased their vocal prowess on the stage but have now stepped into the realm of playback singing for a blockbuster movie like Fighter. We (Vishal – Shekhar) believe that their passion, dedication, and raw talent were evident throughout the competition, and now, they have what it takes to captivate audiences on the big screen."

He also praised the makers of the film for giving contestants the opportunity.

"This opportunity not only validates their hard work but also signifies a remarkable milestone in their musical journey. Thanks to Hrithik Roshan (whose idea this was) and Siddharth Anand being so encouraging of new and genuine talent, our upcoming Idols have taken the first steps towards leaving a mark with their rendition of 'Vande Mataram' in the album of Fighter," he added.

Vaibhav Gupta, the contestant from Kanpur, thanked composers Vishal and Shekhar for having a trust in him.

“I am hugely grateful to receive such an opportunity from Vishal – Shekhar sir, for having faith in us and allowing us to be a part of Vande Mataram, The Fighter Anthem. It all started when we performed ‘Sujalam Sufalam’ for the grand entry of Hrithik Roshan Sir, who graced our show to promote the film. He liked the performance and expressed his wish as a request to Vishal Sir to get us to perform in the film. This is how we landed our biggest project to sing for Vishal – Shekhar Sir, who called us to the studio to record the most anticipated song of 2024," he said.

Piyush Panwar, the contestant from Rajasthan, also thanked the composers.

"I am very grateful to composers Vishal-Shekhar sir for their utmost trust and belief in us. And secondly, I would like to thank Hrithik Sir, who helped me transform my appearance, which has immensely helped me build my confidence and subsequently landed us with this opportunity to perform on such a big scale. This chance that we have received during the ongoing phase of the competition brings us all new hope, to dream big, and shine in the imminent future,” he expressed.


Indian Idol 14 airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9.30 PM on Sony Entertainment Television.


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