Singer-composer Adnan Sami took a sabbatical to deal with his father's death and says his dad's absence some times make him feel like an orphan.
"My father's passing away was so huge that it eclipsed everything... Nothing else was important - I mean to the point that I feel like an orphan without my father. He was my mentor, guide, best friend... everything," Adnan told IANS.
Arshad Sami Khan, a former Pakistani diplomat, passed away in 2009 in Mumbai. He died from cancer of the pancreas.
Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, who feels that Priyanka Chopra looks "hot" with her dusky skin, sang his popular number "Brown rang" for the National Award-winning actress.
On the red carpet of MTV Video Music Awards India 2013, Honey Singh sang his hit song "Brown rang" for Priyanka, and said: "This goes for Priyanka Chopra, she is brown, she is hot."
Priyanka, who is popular as Bollywood's 'desi girl', has also charted her own singing career with her international single "In My City", which released last year.
'Turbanator' Gurpreet Singh Sarin seems to be luckier than Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. The young man of Indian origin, who made it to the top 40 on the "American Idol" reality show, says he didn't face any racial discrimination on his journey to achieving a fusion of Indian classical music and western music.
"I am very thankful I did not face anything like that (racism) from the judges or any other people," the US-based Gurpreet told IANS over the phone from New York.
Melodious singer Shreya Ghoshal will share with composer duo Vishal-Shekhar the judges' panel of "Indian Idol Junior", aimed at talented children.
"Indian Idol", the Indian version of popular international format "Pop Idol", will focus on children aged between five to 15 years this year. The hunt for participants has already begun through different activities across cities.
You've heard of video jockeys, radio jockeys and disc jockeys. Now comes the gig culture! Trending in a big way in major cities, it's seen as another career option by college-goers who look at gigs as a means to earn pocket money and recognition.