Composers Sajid-Wajid’s love Delhi’s street food so much that during their recent visit for the auditions of music reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012”, they decided to set up a tandoor counter at the venue itself.

Since their hectic shooting schedule did not allow them to tour the streets of old Delhi and gorge on delicacies at their favorite joints, the duo decided to bring down the tandoor counter to the backyard of the studio auditorium, and organised a feast for co-judges Shankar Mahadevan and Rahul Ram, as well as the show’s crew.

“It’s a sin to come to Delhi and not sample its famous Mughlai delicacies. We know some bawarchis (cooks) in Delhi, specialising in Mughlai cuisine. You can never sample such food in any five-star restaurant, but can only be had either on the streets of old Delhi or can be cooked by authentic bawarchis,” Sajid said in a statement.

The production team was more than happy to cater to their food demands.

“Looking at Sajid and Wajid bhai’s love for Mughlai food, we could not turn down their request of setting up a tandoor counter in the studio premises. And after tasting the food, we realised it was worth every penny. The food was truly divine and every crew member savoured the delicacies,” said a production team member.

The show goes on air Saturday on Zee TV.


Sridevi, Big B dance to MJ’s tunes

It was a visual delight when megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Bollywood diva Sridevi took to the stage and shook a leg together on a Michael Jackson song.

Sridevi is a huge fan of the late King of Pop and Amitabh requested her to show few moves. Sridevi gladly agreed, but on the condition that Big B would join her too. Sridevi imitated Jackson to her best, and Amitabh gladly matched steps.

The actress was on the sets of “Kaun Banega Crorepati 6” to promote her comeback film “English Vinglish”, in which Big B has played a cameo. The film releases Oct 5.

The two were last seen together in 1992 film “Khuda Gawah”.


Sajid Ali gifts watch to Dehradun contestant

Sajid Ali of music composer duo Sajid-Wajid was so moved by the singing of a visually-challenged singer during the auditions of music reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012” that he presented his expensive watch as a gift to him.

Rijul Bakshi from Dehradun came to audition for “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012” and impressed one and all as he sang “Aas paas hai khuda” and left everyone in surprise with his voice and performance.

Sajid was so impressed with his performance that he gifted his watch to Rijul.


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