Idols in Valley


The excitement in the air refused to die as the press gathered to meet the winner and two other final contestants of Indian Idol 4. The first ever female Indian Idol Sourabhee Debbarma along with finalists Kapil Thapa and Torsha Sarkar are here in the capital to perform at Seagram’s Royal Stag Indian Idol Live In Concert on March 14.

They will be performing at Pokhara on March 15.

At the press meet at Soaltee Crowne Plaza on March 13, the three — all first timers to Nepal — expressed their excitement to be here.

“Back home I have lots of friends who are from Nepal and they say all good things about this country. Everyone says I look a lot like a Nepali and I wanted to see how true that is,” said Sourabhee. “After coming here I believe what they say. I have seen lots of girls who look a lot like me.”

Kapil too expressed his excitement and said, “I always wanted to visit Nepal but could not

due to studies and work, but I feel blessed to come and perform my first concert here.”

Similarly Torsha, whose family had visited the nation, said she is hoping to shop a lot. “Everyone who has come here advised me to shop till I drop, so I make sure to do that.”

This is their first concert after the grand finale of Indian Idol 4 on March 1.

When asked about the romance rumour between them, Kapil and Sourabhee tried to clear the air saying they were just “good friends”, which many still did not believe.

“If you guys like him, I like him too,” said Sourabhee with her signature mischievous smile. “I like the fact that he is very disciplined, down to earth and a simple person. And that simplicity touched my heart.”

She said he had taught her to say ‘ramro’ and ‘hajur’.

When Kapil was asked if he is getting any marriage proposals post-Indian Idol, he humorously said, “No such thing has happened so far. Maybe the girls are keeping a distance thinking I am dating Sourabhee.”

When asked why he did not urge the Nepali audience to vote for him, Kapil said, “If I had requested maybe people have voted for me, but I decided to

do it with my talent and hard work. I may not have the title but I feel I am the winner all the way. I am happy with the love and support I have received from everywhere.”

When requested he sang Sarkari Jagir by Kranti Ale, who was present at the press meet, and he will also be performing at the concerts. Ale too expressed his excitement to share the stage with the upcoming talented young artistes.

When asked if the audience would get to hear any Nepali song during the concert, they said, “Of course, but as for the song list, let’s keep that a secret.”

An Annapurna Post event, Seagram’s Royal Stag Indian Idol Live In Concert is supported by TV Max Pvt Ltd, while the hospitality partners are Soaltee Crowne Plaza and Pokhara Grande. The event is managed by DMI.

Tickets for Kathmandu concert are priced at Rs 300 and available at the venue (Jawalakhel grounds). The concert begins at 2:30 pm; gates open at 12 noon.

First 8,000 to reach the venue (with tickets of course) will receive a UTL U-SIM card each.