Interview: Popular Bengali Singer Pota; Bigg Boss, New Band, Silajit’s stand and more (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)


Popular Bengali Singer Pota

Abhijit Burman popularly known as Pota in the Bangla Music circuit spoke to Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent about his path ahead in music, his experience and learning in the Bangla Bigg Boss house, the strained relationships with his ex-band and all that the he is currently working on and aspires to do.

The Popular Bengali Singer Pota who has always been associated with good modern Bangla music says that music is just what he loves to do and knows how to do best and will thus continue to put in his best efforts to create good music for his listeners and fans. Though not experimenting with anything new apart from setting up his own band, right after his stint in the Bangla Bigg Boss House Pota is simply devoting all his time to music and only good music.

The news about Pota being ousted from Bangla Band Cactus has been doing the rounds for quite some time now but when asked about the same, this diplomatic and dynamic young musician very casually brushed off the whole issue saying that people should do what they feel is in their best interest and in this case both he and his ex-band has done just that. With no intentions whatsoever of ever going back to the band, this versatile singer is just about ready with Pota’s Band and quite a few melodious tracks for new Bangla Movies.

Pota was also one of the most popular and talked about participants of Bigg Boss Bangla, a reality show recently aired in ETV Bangla and while speaking to Sholoana Bangaliana he shared some of his own perspective about this popular game show. Mr. Burman very candidly said that though the game show is good and a very professional platform, its outcome could have been shaped very differently had the creative team responsible for the overall presentation put in some more thought into it. Though on a personal level the reality show has not been able to make any difference to the singer’s life it has definitely earned him some friends for life like Tollywood Actor/Director Rudranil Ghosh.

Time and again Pota has been accused of being too straightforward and brash and when asked about his reaction on such comments, this passionate singer very casually agreed to the fact saying that he only believes in speaking his heart out and doesn’t really care about the impressions people choose to etch out of his straightforwardness. “I have always stood by what is right, just and honest and will continue to do so without giving an ear to what people have to say as eventually it is the truth that people support, Said Pota.

Pota the foodie and sports buff  also touched upon his relationship with popular Bengali singer Silajit Majumder (Interview) saying that it is not that their relationships are strained in any way; it is just a difference of opinion but need be, Pota will never hesitate to support and back Silajit.

At the close of the conversation, Pota who is an icon and role model for many a aspiring Bangla bands and singers signed off saying that speaking the truth and supporting what is just and opposing what is wrong is very important and people should follow this very basic law of civilization without really paying any heed to what peer groups and critics have to say.

Popular Bengali singer Pota speaks with Sholoana Bangaliana (You Tube)



Image Credits: Google Images

Interviewer: Pratik Banerjee



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