MUMBAI: Get ready for an entertainment extravaganza on Sony Entertainment Television's talent reality show 'India's Got Talent' as it pays tribute to the incredible legacy of the Indian Railways! Making the episode special will be the presence of renowned director and choreographer extraordinaire, Farah Khan, who will join the esteemed judges' panel alongside Badshah and Kirron Kher as a guest judge. The stage is set to sizzle with an array of spellbinding performances by the Top 13 contestants who will honor the monumental contribution of the Indian Railways.
Amidst the spectacular performances, guest Farah Khan and judges Badshah and Kirron Kher will take a nostalgic trip down memory lane as they fondly reminisce about their own rail adventures. Farah Khan shared, “I have travelled my entire youth in trains. It used to quite crowded, and I used to travel second class due to our limited financial resources. You learn self-defence while travelling in Mumbai locals (laughs). When we were travelling for the shoot of 'Chaiyya Chaiyya,' we took Shahrukh Khan on a train overnight, along with Manisha and Mani Sir. We covered ourselves completely with scarves so that people wouldn't recognise us. But by the time we reached there, it seemed like everyone already knew that Shahrukh Khan was on the train. On every platform, there were thousands of people waiting to see him, and it was very scary.”
Kirron Kher fondly shares her own enchanting experiences, saying, “I had beautiful experiences too. My father was in the army, so when he was posted in different places, we would travel by train. The first-class carriages had spacious berths. The beds were quite large and comfortable. We used to peek out of the window, and my mother would say, ‘Don't put your head outside; something might fly into your eye’. These trains weren't diesel engines; they were steam engines. We had such beautiful memories.”
Furthermore, Badshah recollects a unique encounter, saying, “My dad and I were on an LTC (Leave Travel Concession) tour of South India, and we were travelling with another couple who were newly married. I was quite young at the time, and it was the first time I saw a Walkman. They put the Walkman on my ears, and there was a cassette playing, perhaps Tamil music. The movie's name was 'Kadhalan.' That was the first time I was introduced to A.R. Rahman. I heard the song ‘Ooravasi Ooravasi’ then and fell in love with Rahman Sir from that moment on.”
Tune in to India’s Got Talent this Saturday & Sunday at 9:30 PM only on Sony Entertainment Television!