"success doesn’t teach you, failure does."
Composer and Indian Idol 6 star Vishal Mishra has opened up about how rejection helped his music career.
Mishra has been composing songs for more than six years, and he rose to fame for his hit ‘Kaise Hua’ for the film Kabir Singh.
The composer has also worked on songs for films such as Qarib Qarib Singlle, Veere Di Wedding and Race 3.
Vishal Mishra also became a household name for his song ‘Fir Muskurayega India’.
Mishra has come a long way since his rejection from Indian Idol 6.
However, the composer has admitted that he would not be where he is today without being rejected from the singing reality show.
According to Mishra, the rejection helped his career rather than hindered it.
Speaking to MensXP about his stint on Indian Idol 6, Vishal Mishra said:
“I auditioned for a lot of seasons and was finally selected in season 6.
“Reality shows are a great platform, there’s no doubt.
“People definitely see you. I was eliminated before people could even see me.”
“They are great platforms but they don’t help you as such.
“Whether you’re seen on the show or not, you have to be at it constantly, you have to improve yourself and show people that you can do it, that you are dependable.
“Only then will you get work and opportunities.”
Vishal Mishra went on to say that, although appearing on reality shows gets you noticed, it is hard work that leads to success.
Mishra said: “It all comes down to hard work and practice.
“My guru used to say that even if there is tons and tons of gold in a field, and in the middle, there is a small diamond, people will always go for the diamond.
“You have to be that diamond.”
Although he was unsuccessful in Indian Idol 6, Vishal Mishra believes that rejection was the boost his career needed.
“The best that Indian Idol and other singing reality shows did for me was to reject me.”
“That made me wonder where I was going wrong.
“I accept failures with a lot of happiness. It is like what people say – success doesn’t teach you, failure does.
“I am glad that the judges from across many reality shows, with whom I wanted to work, I got to work with them, despite being rejected by them.”