Testing times for Idol contestant Emon Chatterjee

Indian Idol contestant Emon Chatterjee is going to appear for his 12th board exams in March 2008 but he has not attended college for 8 months.

A unit source told us, “When he came for the auditions he had just passed 11th and now it has been months since he has gone to college. Thankfully, the college staff has been very co-operative and so he is not much stressed about it. He is in Kolkata for a performance and is getting tremendous response.”

Udit Narayan, one of the judges of the show, adds, “I know he is studying for his exams and is bit tense but he should concentrate on singing right now and after the competition he can study and appear for the exams. Everyone has some tensions in their life but we have to somehow manage things. Emon has already reached the final 3 of the show and I am sure he will do well in his exams too.”

Despite making it this far on the show, Emon has been getting a lot of flak for his voice quality with Javed Akhtar and Udit Narayan claiming that it is similar to that of his idol Sonu Nigam. He has been in the danger zone for many episodes but has survived every time.

Last week too Javed Akhtar passed some harsh comments on him but there was consolation in the form of praise from the other judges.

Sonali Joshi

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