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    Neeti Mohan on her debut as a judge, and inspiring kids

    Singer Neeti Mohan of Ishq Wala Love fame is back to the world of reality TV. This time, as a judge and mentor on The Voice India Kids. Before her playback career took off in 2012, she was part of the winning band of Coke [V] Popstars season 1, called Aasma (the Chandu Ke Chacha hitmakers). In 2009, she was also seen in composer Shankar Mahadevana��s team on the show, Music Ka Maha Muqabla.
    In her current assignment, the 30-something artiste, as well as her co-judgesa��singer Shaan and Shekhar Ravjiani, one half of the Vishal-Shekhar composer duo a�� will train singers in the age group of six-14 to bag the ultimate title.
    a�?Both Shaan and Ravjiani are senior to me in the industry, but never did they once make me feel intimidated. Yes, Shaan did rag me, but ita��s all in good humour,a�? begins Mohan, adding that the participants are from all over the country, a�� from Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, to Assam and Karnataka, and one from Shimla, too. a�?Therea��s a sort of a national integration happening on the show,a�? laughs the singer, who performed at the International Indian Film Academy Awards in Madrid this Sunday.
    Since Mumbai-based Mohan has seen a�?the other side of the stagea�?, she wants the kids to have an inspiring experience to take back home. a�?I understand if a kid feels nervous in front of the cameras, while giving interviews, or feels the pressure of the competition. But reality shows are often life-changing. Contestants get so much love when they get back to their cities,a�? says the artiste, whose next projects include Katrina Kaif-starrer Baar Baar Dekho, and a single, both with singer Armaan Malik.
    And when do we get to see Mohan, and her famous siblings, Shakti and Mukti (winner of Dance India Dance 1 and Zara Nachke Dikha dance reality shows) together? a�?Expectations are high, but we are also waiting for something inspiring to come our way,a�? concludes Mohan, who unwinds over TV shows (Friends, Modern Family, Breaking Bad), long drives, and evening walks with her pet
    dog, Frodo.
    Premieres July 23.
    9 pm on &TV

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