Stuff audiences missed out on Salman’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa episode

Salman and Himesh had come face to face for the first time after their rift and during the show’s shoot. Salman was leaving not a single chance to target the singer-musician turned actor. Though he appreciated Himesh’s Rock Gharana contestants singing talent but he gave none of them full 10 marks but when it came to contestants from other judges that’s Bappi Lahiri, Vishal-Shekhar and Ismail Darbar’s gharana’s he was more generous. This prompted Himesh to sarcastically comment on the show when he also started giving these very same contestants 10 out 10 and was asked by show host Aditya why is he giving all full marks. The nasal twang singer had shot back, ” Aaj to Salman bhai show pe aye hai to sabko 10 out of 10 hi milne wale hai!” Salman’s leg pulling of Himesh about his nasal twang was edited out. Himesh pleading to Salman after repeated nasty comments on him to say something good about him finally was also not shown.

Salman’s wicked remark on his partner co-star Lara Dutt, who had accompanied him on the show was chopped off too. After Bappi da’s Josh gharana singer Abhijit Kosambi sang Salman-Priyanka Chopra starrer film, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi song, Aaja Soniye, Lara expressed her displeasure over his selection of this song. Salman had then promptly replied, ” Yeh gaana Priyanka Chopra ka hai isliye Lara ji ko pasand nahi aaya!” This was his hinting at the two ex-miss India’s cold war. His unexpected comment had left Lara speechless.

One of Himesh’s contestants, Mussarat from Lahore , before rendering his song, spoke to Salman about his identification with Salman’s character in the tragic love story, Tere Naam (2003). Salman had then explained to him that one should not take reel things seriously and that one should always forget ones past, especially when it comes to matters of the heart and look ahead in life.

On the show, Salman had also suggested Bappi Lahiri to join films as an actor taking a cue from musician-singer, Adnan Sami. He had said, ” Adnan Sami ne apne andar se ek Bappi Lahiri nikaal diya aur patla hogaya abhi aap bhi kuch karo bappi da.”

Our unit sources tell us, “The judges of the show carry some respect with them, and in regards to them, few of Salman’s antics were not in the right spirit. So they had to be edited out. None of the judges tried to interfere in getting it chopped out.”

Abhijit Mhamunkar


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