By the end of 2022, singer and host Aditya Narayan will say goodbye to hosting shows. Aditya is currently hosting a TV reality show Indian Idol 12. As per the singer he chose to quit hosting as he desires to do bigger things. He also revealed to a tabloid that he has as many as four projects in the pipeline that will earn him big.
Aditya Narayan marked his hosting debut at the age of 18.
SpotboyE quoted him as saying, “I felt that it was the right time to make the announcement because I already have 4 projects lined-up. So I just wanted to inform the show makers that I won’t be able to accept more hosting offers henceforth. It also pains me to reject these offers since I get offered hefty money as compared to earlier ones. When I first set my foot in the world of television by hosting Sa Re Ga Ma Pa at the age of 18, I was being paid Rs 7,500 per episode. It used to be a huge amount for me at that time. So now when they come to me and offer in crores, it pains me to say no to them.”
Talking about why he took the decision of leaving the show, he said the though hosting music shows gave him fame and success, his first love remains music.
Aditya said, “There are two major reasons behind it. First, I love music. The television industry has given me everything in terms of fame, home, farmhouse or car, but my first love will always be music. And I can’t live without music. Though I have appeared on a lot of TV shows, but I have mostly taken up shows that are related to music. But the problem is since I have become a big television host now, people have forgotten that I am a singer too. I hardly do 2-3 songs in a year while you will always see me on TV shows. So my body of work in TV industry outweighs my body of work in the music fraternity by a long shot. I was happy till date that people know me as a TV host. It isn’t a bad thing because I have been doing TV for the past 18 years. I am 33 years old now and by the grace of god now I have enough resources of my own that I don’t need to rely on music labels, or their rubbish contracts that will force me to become their slave for 8 years or so on.”
He also wants to quit the show as he wants the world will know him as a singer or musician over a successful TV personality. “I can now do my own thing, right from recording my own songs, music videos, production and market them as well. You can say that I did TV for all these years so that I can launch my own music label, make my own music videos and sing them as well. I have reached a point in my life where I would love to be known as a struggling musician rather than a successful TV personality. Call me a struggler, a failure, work in progress or underrated, but I would love people to add the word singer or musician along with it,” added Aditya.
Speaking about his future plans he said, “From a very long time I have been wanting to produce something, an entertainment-based show which will also include me in the star cast. So it would take some time to plan it out. One thing I am sure that I won’t be producing music reality shows because I feel that I have worked a lot in that particular domain and I know many friends who have been making them. But I definitely feel that there is a lot of space for an entertainment show on television that I will headline. But first I need to wrap up my prior commitments and work that I had taken up because of this ongoing pandemic situation.”