Country’s first female “Indian Idol”, Sourabhee Debbarma aspires to become a Bollywood star.
Winning the title is just a “stepping stone” to her dreams, she says.
“This is not the end but a stepping stone to my dream. I am not just a singer but an artist and will love to see my self being a Bollywood star one day,” Sourabhee told PTI.
It has been just a week since Sourabhee has been crowned as the fourth “Indian Idol” , but the singer is not just basking in the glory of fame. She is planning for the future as well.
“I know I have to work really hard to take this forward. This is just an entry to the big world. I would have to go to composers, music directors to get work and prove myself,” Sorabhee said.
When asked has she been asked by music director and one of the judges at the contest, Anu Malik to record for her, the singer said, “I had not been offered yet but I am sure that whenever Anu ji will record a chulbuli (fun-filled) type of song, I’ll be the first one to come to his mind.”
Meanwhile her fans back home in Agartala does not seem to be done with the celebrations yet.
She informs that the scene in her hometown is that of a state holiday as her innumerable fans refrained from going to schools, colleges and offices in order to take out a rally in her honour.
“I don’t know what I have become for them all of a sudden. But yes I can proudly say that I am the first tribal girl from Tripura to get such a recognition.”
Her fans have touted her as one with the golden voice but Sourabhee believes luck was a major factor for her to win.
“At the age of 4 I dreamt of being singer. I tried hard all along, sat as audience in many shows and later performed as well.
“And suddenly I was selected for Indian Idol and before I knew I became one. So I guess besides talent you need to have luck on your side too,” the singer said.
However such instant fame does not seem to take the careers of winners to soaring heights. Except Abhijeet Sawant, who will be recently seen in a Bollywood film, title holders like Prashant Tamang and Sandeep have been out of the circuit after the win.
Nevertheless, Sourabhee has her own take on the issue, “It depends on the person that how much can he or she makes of the opportunity given. As I say winning is not everything and you got to work hard if you want to achieve something bigger.”
Talking about her personal life this Business Administration graduate admits that she is a shy person and that made her look snooty to her co-contestants.
“I used to sit in my room at the hotel when others used to play games during free evenings. They thought that I have some attitude problem but the truth is that I take time to open up to new people.”
However she is delighted that she has found good friends in two of her other co-contestants, the first runner-up Kapil Thapa and Remo Ghosh.