Join us this year for a Musical Diwali with Maalavika & Mohit as guests performers arriving all the way from India just for Ireland Diwali.
Maalavika was in the top four of Indian Idol last year. “It was the best experience I ever had in my life. It was challenging as I didn’t know the language. In the first audition, there were nearly 20,000 people, but I was directly put into top 24. Meeting different people from different culture, I learnt a lot in few months,” says Maalavika.
Maalavika was known as Carnatic singer, until she broke the tag after she sang the hit number, Dang Dang under D Imman’s composition in Manam Kothi Paravai. Her popularity soared after the release of the song.
“After the song, wherever I travelled, people called me ‘Dang Dang Maalavika’. I was scared to sing the folk number in a recording studio as I come from a Carnatic background. But Imman sir made me feel so comfortable. I was completely into Carnatic music until 2010, after which I took part in the singing reality show Super Singer.”
Maalavika has sung a number of cine songs, including a few hits like Karuppu Nerathazhagi from Komban, Gum Zaare from Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru. “When I was a part of Super Singer, people used to point out the influence of Carnatic music in my cine songs, but I didn’t realise it then. Now, when I compare what I used to sing to what I am singing now, I can find a huge difference. I am happy with the progress.”
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Mohit “Buland” Chopra
Mohit, often called ‘Mata Da Sher’ for having sung at numerous ‘Jaagrans’ to make a living and support his family, is blessed with an absolutely soulful voice that resonates. Coming from a humble background, nothing came to him easy and yet, his love for singing never faltered. Living his dream of performing on a stage like Indian Idol, Mohit hopes to fulfill his mother’s dreams of seeing him becoming an established singer.
After leaving the show in the last 5 he became known as Mohit Buland Chopra.