New Delhi. Soon after singing legend Lata Mangeshkar endorsed Narendra Modi for the post of Prime Minister of India, Congress announced a singing talent hunt show “Bharat Ki Bulbul” (BKB) to find a “better” alternative to the now “controversial” singer.
BKB – the first politically sponsored talent hunt show on Indian television – will be aired on DD National.
“We came to know that Lata ji’s voice has polarizing effect, which is obviously not good for the idea of India. India desperately needs a new female icon whose words are music to our ears,” Congress spokesman Manish Tewari explained the need for the reality show.
Sources tell Faking News that Kapil Sibal, a prolific and talented poet, and Daler Mehndi, an acclaimed singer who recently joined Congress, will be the judges of the show. Digvijay Singh, who is a voracious speaker, will be the host.
The auditions will take place in every city of India, with cities going to assembly polls being considered first.
Round one will be a written test, where questions related to the Nehru-Gandhi family history will asked to establish the basic eligibility of the candidate. Next round will consist of Group Discussion and then a Personal Interview with Digvijay Singh and Rahul Gandhi.
“Apart from cash prize, a trophy, and contracts to sing in movies, the winner will also be a star campaigner for Congress, hence these elements are being introduced,” a source revealed.
In the personal interview round, the candidate will be asked to sing songs. Singers will have to sing solo songs followed by duets with religious singers from Islam, Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism, Jainism, Buddhism, and couple of relatively unknown religions from Africa. This is to make sure only a secular candidate wins the title of “Bharat Ki Bulbul”.
Sources further reveal that all the shortlisted singers will compulsorily have to sing “Aye mere watan ke logon” and the best singer will be the winner. Later, the song will be released all over the country to erase the memories of Lata Mangeshkar’s voice from the minds of the people.
“The singer who makes Rahul Gandhi ji cry with the rendition of Aye mere watan ke logon will be the new Lata Mangeshkar,” Digvijay Singh confirmed.