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Sonu Nigam At Ajmer Sharif 12-04-13

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sonu Nigam wins "Star Awards 2012" For "Paravasha Naadenu'' - Paramathma (Kannada)


Sonu Nigam Tickets For Dhamaka 22nd April At The O2 London 2012

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Sonu Nigam & Celebrities For Be One!

Sonu Nigam On Movers And Shakers 2012!

Movers and Shakers[Ft Sonu Nigam] - 29th March... by TereLiye2012
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Sonu Nigam Sings 'Shiksha Ka Suraj' On Adult Literacy!

The eighties music video Mille sur mera tumhara remains etched in collective memory, what with its mellifluous tunes and lyrics that are essentially one phrase repeated in 14 Indian languages. At the time, the video was made with the objective of promoting unity in diversity.

Carrying the tradition forward, the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has commissioned a music video on similar lines. And this time around, the cause is adult literacy.

An NFDC spokesperson confirmed the news and added, "It is true. The music video has really turned out very well. We will launch it nationally in April."

With lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar, the music video will feature the likes of Shahrukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Shabana Azmi.

According to a source, NFDC has commissioned Javed Akhtar's Rizla Films and Excel Entertainment as executive producers to make the music video on Adult Literacy for the National Literacy Mission Authority. NFDC and the National Literacy Mission Authority wanted the producer to make a strong, memorable music video on the lines of Mille sur… to educate and reach out to illiterate people across the country.

The source informed, "The song is titled Shiksha ka suraj and has been written by Javed Akhtar and sung by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik. The music has been composed by Lalit Pundit. The video has been directed by Taher Mithaiwala and Ashutosh Shah, with Ruchi Narain as creative producer. The video has already been shot in various locations like Mumbai, Chandigarh, Shimla, Pushkar and the North East, and has Shahrukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Shabana Azmi in it."


Sonu Nigam Newsletter For The First Quarter Of 2012!


Credits: Shyama Govind & Rehan Iqbal

Sonu Nigam At The Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012

Chandigarh girl Vanya Mishra was crowned as the Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012 in a glittering grand finale of the 49th edition of the beauty pageant.
The Miss India Earth title went to 24-year-old Prachi Mishra of Pune, while Chennai girl Rochelle Maria Rao, 23, was crowned as the Miss India International.

The trio, selected from 20 finalists, were crowned by last year's winners Kanistha Dhankhar, Hasleen Kaur and Ankita Shorey.

The event was hosted by Ayushman Khurana and Manish Paul.

While 19-year-old Vanya will represent India at the Miss World 2012 Pageant, Prachi and Rochelle shall represent the country at Miss Earth 2012 Pageant and Miss International 2012 Pageant, respectively.

Femina will not send the beauties to the Miss Universe pageant as it had decided in 2010 to abstain from the event.

Nargis Fakri and Sonam Kapoor added Bollywood glamour to the ceremony, which was judged by Sonam, singer Sonu Nigam, producer Ekta Kapoor, film director Rohit Shetty, actor Sonali Bendre, cricketer Harbhajan Singh, designer Raghavendra Rathore, Managing Director of Bajaj FimServ Sanjiv Bajaj and TV actor Sakshi Tanwar.

The evening began with singer-actor Ali Zafar giving his first dance performance with former Miss Indias Manasvi Mamgai and Neha Hinge.

The Pakistani singer enthralled the audience with his power packed 'Madhubala' performance.

The grand evening was also graced by Julia Morley, Chairperson of the Miss World Organisation and reigning Miss World Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colimenares.

Former Miss World Ivian Sarcos also attended the event in a stunning lehenga choli.


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Sonu Nigam Wants To Cheer On Sahara Pune Warriors

Singer Sonu Nigam hopes to gets some time off his busy travelling schedule to cheer for Sahara Pune Warriors. He says, "Last year I watched my first ever live match where the Sahara Pune Warriors won against Kings XI Punjab. I loved the atmosphere and vibes. This year I would like to see some more matches but am currently in South Africa and then have to travel to Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Guyana. I don't know how and when I will be able to squeeze some time for these wonderful matches."


Monday, 26 March 2012

Sonu Nigam On SAB TV'S Movers & Shakers

Mumbai, March 24, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio /
The all time favourite and contemporary singer Sonu Nigam was invited on the set of Movers and Shakers on SAB TV. The young, energetic and passionate Sonu Nigam still continues to enthrall music lovers with his versatile singing for more than a decade. Apart from singing Sonu has also acted in bollywood films making him a multi-talented personality and a role model for upcoming artist. Among the humongous list of the songs sung by Sonu Nigam, few of his favorites are ‘Title track of ‘Kal ho na Ho’, ‘Soniyo’, ‘Tumse Mil Ke dil ka hai jo haal kya kare’ etc.

hekhar as a host has a knack to connect with his guests and unveil a side that brings the best undiscovered facets of his guests and entertain the audiences. While chatting with Sonu he reminisced the times Sonu had appeared on his show and reminded him of good old memories of Sonu’s past appearances on the show.

In the rapid fire section he was asked to comment upon Ranbir Kapoor and he said that, “Ranbir is a good kid and very rooted person.”He added that, “I met some other star kid and felt that he was so immature and later when I met Ranbir I was impressed by his well behaved nature.”

Sonu also showed his funny and entertaining side when he imitated Udit Narayan.

Shekher Suman said that, “This was third time Sonu Nigam had been on this show, and every time he met Sonu, he was different. Shekher added that, Sonu had grown matured and is a very kind hearted person”.

Shekhar reminded Sonu that he has sung for Adhyayan too in Raaz and Adyayan has shared a special request for Sonu to sing the same song on Movers and Shakers. Sonu sang the song and dedicated it to Shekhar and Adhyayan.

Sonu was surprised when Shekhar complimented him on his son’s rendition of Kolaveri Di and said that after Kolaveri Di -Neevan’s fame has even surpassed Sonu’s popularity.

Watch entertaining, fun filled & engaging episode wherein Sonu Nigam will reveal lots more secrets and regale viewers with his talent, much more masti with Shekhar’s top 5 and his take’s on the recent happenings of the world in true Movers and shakers style.


Sonu Nigam Sings The Literacy Mission 'Anthem'

New Delhi, Mar 25 (PTI) Several leading Bollywood actors including Shahrukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra would now be reaching out to people with their message of education to all. The National Literacy Mission Authority today launched a music video for its literacy anthem titled 'Shiksha ka Suraj' which apart from these actors also features veteran actress Shabana Azmi and film-maker Farhan Akhtar. The video was unveiled by E Ahamed, the Minister of State in the Human Resource Ministry. Among those present on the occasion was Javed Akhtar, who had penned the lyrics for the Literacy anthem. Addressing the audience, Akhtar said that all the actors who feature in the song video had decided to do it for free. The song has been sung by Bollywood playback singers Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik. "During the last decade the literacy rate has improved from 64. 84 per cent to 74.04 per cent which indicates an increase of 9.2 percent," the minister said, Ahamed also said that literacy and education were engines which were driving the country's growth. He said that the central government's initiatives had resulted in the increase in literacy levels. Ahamed also congratulated the National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) for having successfully conducted a national mobilisation campaign under the name "Sakshar Bharat Yatra". As part of this campaign, the NLMA had through an NGO Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS) sent five groups which travelled all across the country spreading awareness through songs, plays and mass contact in thousands of villages and towns.


Thursday, 22 March 2012

Mera Dard Tum Na Samajh Sake - Sonu Nigam - Bewafa Sanam

Sonu Nigam Interveiw With Parag Chhapekar IBN 7 March 2012

Sonu Nigam Steals The Night At The Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards

MUMBAI: The A R Rahman composed musical Rockstar swept the fourth edition of the Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards, picking up five awards for its mesmerising songs. The rumbustious score of The Dirty Picture, scored by Vishal-Shekhar, was at a close second with four awards, while Ra.One and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara picked up two awards each.

The event, held at the Bhavans College ground in Andheri on Wednesday, was attended by the creme de la creme of the music world. Singer Usha Uthup, who anchored the show along with Shaan, arrived disguised as Luscious Lopez with a frizzy wig and did such a phenomenal rendition of Senorita with him that the audience couldn't stop cheering. Mika had an equally colourful entry: he landed amid the audience from a rooftop harness, urged people Chal Ganpat, daru pila and then broke into Dhinka chika, the boisterous street song from Ready.

The evening saw some stellar performances. Saif Ali Khan, along with the band Parikrama, put up the main performance; Bappi Lahiri and Shreya Ghoshal reprised their Ooh la la! number; and music director Raju Singh brought together an ensemble that included Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sajid-Wajid, Lalit Pandit, Ram Sampath, Salim-Suleiman and Leslie Lewis. Sonu Nigam was joined by a bunch of little children who were so talented they seemed perfect competition for his little son Nivaan 'Kolaveri' Nigam.

Sonu also paid a musical tribute to the leading lights of the film and music world who passed away in 2011: Bhimsen Joshi (Desh raag) Navin Nischol (Tum jo mil gaye ho), M F Husain (Yeh rishta kya kehlata hai), Bhupen Hazarika (Dil hoom hoom kare), Ustad Sultan Khan (Albela sajan aayo ri), Ravi (Ay meri zohra jabeen), Jagjit Singh (Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho), Dev Anand (Main zindagi ka saath) and Shammi Kapoor (Tumne mujhe dekha). It was a splendid performance which had the audience enraptured.

Pop favourite Kolaveri, of course, made its presence felt--kicked off by Usha Uthup, now dressed like a Tamil politician, it was later taken over by its original singer Dhanush, with composer Anirudh joining in. As if to silence those who'd criticised its facile lyrics and composition, Dhanush declared on stage that music was for all those who loved it and who did not need to understand its fine nuances.

The diametrically opposite view was expectedly presented by septuagenarian classical singer Pt Chhannulal Mishra, who was accorded 'special recognition' at the awards. The kirana gharana maestro, who sang Saans albeli from Aarakshan, declared that he sang only when the lyrics had meaning ("Jab shabd ka arth ho") and went on to make some forthright remarks about how reality shows were causing the young generation to take shortcuts to success.

There were sepia moments to treasure when the Best Album of the Golden Era award was won by Awara(1951). Legendary radio star Ameen Sayani and director Madhur Bhandarkar presented the award to Raj Kapoor's youngest son Rajiv Kapoor and composer Jaikishen's wife Pallavi and his daughter Bhairavi. Iconic composer Khayyam was given the Lifetime Achievement award by surprise guest Rekha. All the young composers who took the stage for a medley took turns to sing his songs, beginning with Kabhi kabhie, Aaja re and Dil cheez kya hai. It was interesting to see pretty young things in little black dresses groove to Dil cheez kya hai.

The main jury was headed by Javed Akhtar and included Ramesh Sippy, Sooraj Barjatya, Ashutosh Gowariker, Prasoon Joshi, Sameer, Shankar Mahadevan, Annu Malik, Aadesh Shrivastava, Lalit Pandit, Kailash Kher, Louis Banks, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam, Suresh Wadkar, Talat Aziz and Ila Arun. This initiative by Radio Mirchi was partnered by title sponsor Royal Stag, associate sponsors Airtel, Pan Parag and Centerfruit (Perfetti) while the event partners are LIC, Vicco, WS Developers, Colors TV, Percept and Cineyug.

(The 4th Edition of the Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards will be telecast at 9pm on March 31 on Colors)


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Sonu Nigam Chats On Ranbir Kapoor!

New Delhi: Playback singer Sonu Nigam described Bollywood’s chocolate boy Ranbir Kapoor as a grounded star child.

"Ranbir is a good kid and very rooted person," Sonu said in the rapid-fire round when asked to comment upon Ranbir Kapoor by host
Shekhar Suman on the chat show "Movers and Shakers".

"I met some other star kid and felt that he was so immature. Later when I met Ranbir, I was impressed by his well-behaved nature," he added.

Sonu has been on the show's earlier season as well. This was his third appearance on "Movers and Shakers". The episode will soon be aired on SAB TV.


Sonu Nigam Chats On Ranbir Kapoor!

New Delhi: Playback singer Sonu Nigam described Bollywood’s chocolate boy Ranbir Kapoor as a grounded star child.

"Ranbir is a good kid and very rooted person," Sonu said in the rapid-fire round when asked to comment upon Ranbir Kapoor by host
Shekhar Suman on the chat show "Movers and Shakers".

"I met some other star kid and felt that he was so immature. Later when I met Ranbir, I was impressed by his well-behaved nature," he added.

Sonu has been on the show's earlier season as well. This was his third appearance on "Movers and Shakers". The episode will soon be aired on SAB TV.


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Sonu Nigam Live In Concert - Australia & New Zealand 2012

Sonu Nigam To Perform In Australia

inger Sonu Nigam has been a popular face in India since almost two decades now. His cute face, charming demeanour and talented vocals have ensured that he wins hearts of people from all age groups and social backgrounds. No wonder how he successfully manages to attract people in large numbers who throng to his concerts and shows. After rendering several heart-warming and fun-filled performances in India, Sonu is now headed to Sydney, Australia to entertain his numerous fans there.

Brought to you by the prolific Cine Starr group, who in the past have had shows by legendary singers like Asha Bhosle, Jagjit Singh, Pankaj Udhas and many more celebrated singers and artists, this event will present a never-seen-before kind of show! Sonu Nigam’s event promises to be better than what anybody could have ever imagined, and will leave the audience thoroughly entertained and asking for more! The event will be held on Easter weekend – Friday, 6th April, 2012. Ticket booking has already started, and an unprecedented rush has been recorded. This just goes to prove the strong fan base this young talented singer has in Australia as well. What's more, with Sonu Nigam and Cine Starr joining hands with each other, the excitement and anticipation is simply ever-mounting!


Sonu Nigam Sings For MODALA MINCHU (PROMO)

Sonu Nigam Live At The O2 London 22nd APRIL 2012

Sonu Nigam Live In Sydney, Australia Fri 6th April 2012

Sonu Nigam - Music Runs Deep In Sonu’s Blood!

March 19 2012 at 09:14am
By Latoya Newman

Can you identify a moment in your life (before your music career) when you realised music was your passion and you wanted to pursue it as a career?

When I was younger I loved performing and the attention I got when people watched me perform.

When I was about three years old, I used to go to my father’s (Agam Nigam) concerts and was not shy to perform on stage with him. One day, at one of his concerts I went on stage to sing Mohammed Rafi’s Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Wo Kasam Wo Irada. Everyone loved my performance, so I guess from that moment on I wanted to sing.

I would accompany my father on his appearances at weddings and parties and this eventually led to my singing career. This definitely made me want to pursue it as my career.

Who would you credit as your musical influences or inspiration?

I was and still am a big fan of the late Michael Jackson. He has had considerable influence on my singing, as is evident in my rendition of Dil Deewana in Pardes. He has played such a huge role in what type of artist I am today, that I have even released a tribute song to Michael in collaboration with his fans on Facebook. The song made it on to an 18-song global compilation of tribute songs CD called The Beat of Our Hearts.

My father is also a huge mentor for me. I have learnt a lot from him over the years and am proud to have a father who supports my career and has given me so much guidance to help me get to where I am today. He not only is my father, but a talented performer and a true inspiration to me.

You’ve worked very hard at your career since the early days of travelling with your father to your debut song Janam (1990), to your film appearances and more. Many young people aspiring to a career in entertainment view it with dreamy eyes. What advice can you offer them about the hard work it takes to establish the kind of respected status you have today?

It is important to stay humble and remember that fame isn’t everything. Family and friends need to be kept close to help you through the difficult times. Enjoy every moment that you sing, and sing from the heart – that is what will make you successful.

Success is not having money and fame, it is doing what you love and being happy with who you are and how your life is going.

I always live by the motto: “Your tomorrow has no right to complain about your today, as long as your today gives you bliss, unknown and incomprehensible to your yesterday, and tomorrow.”

You’ve literally travelled the world with your career. What are some of your favourite cities and what makes them special for you?

I have travelled to so many countries – the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and South Africa, to name a few.

South Africa is definitely one of my favourite countries to travel to – and the cities I have been privileged enough to perform in, I have soaked up and enjoyed. Cape Town is especially a beautiful city and the people there are vibrant and energetic. At each performance I do in Cape Town, the audience seems to interact more and more. The fans are really what makes the performance one to remember.

Joburg and Durban are also great cities and the fans from each prove to me time and again what special people South Africans are.

Your fans here are very excited about your return, any words for them?

Thanks to AA Events which has given this opportunity once again and our sponsors, ZEE TV, Emperors Palace and SAA. I will be returning to South Africa to perform a melodious three-city tour. On March 23 I will be in Cape Town at the Good Hope Centre, on the 24th I will be in Joburg at Emperors Palace, and on the 25th I will be in Durban performing at the ICC.

The concert is going to be spectacular, and I have a great supporting cast to make the concert even better with all their favourite classics.

You come from a family rooted in music and I believe your son is also singing now. How does it feel to be part of a generation that is continuing your family’s legacy, and to be a witness to a younger generation that is extending this legacy even further?

It is true, my son is also learning to sing, and hopefully he will enjoy it as much as I do.

It feels great to be a part of a family where we all have the same interests and take so much joy in doing the same thing. I believe my family was blessed with musical talent so that we can spread joy to all those around us.

I feel blessed to be able to continue this legacy even further and hope it continues for generations to come.

lA perfectionist, Nigam is the epitome of a good live enter- tainer. He remains the only artist to sell out four tours in South Africa. The Sonu Nigam 2012 Tour takes place from March 23 to 25, starting in Cape Town at the Good Hope Centre on the 23rd, then at Emperors Palace in Joburg on the 24th and wrapping up in Durban at the ICC on the 25th. Tickets can be bought at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers. Nigam is brought to South Africa by AA Events.


Sonu Nigam Sings For The Dowry Issue!

PM's lookalike makes point in film on dowry
By Japjeet Duggal, IANS

Chandigarh : As he walks slowly wearing a white kurta-pyjama and a light blue turban, anyone could mistake him for the most powerful man in India - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. But Delhi-based transporter Gurmeet Singh Sethi does not mind.

So much so that he even accepted an offer from TV personality Suhaib Ilyasi of "India's Most Wanted" fame to be the part of a film that highlights the misuse of the Dowry Act against men. The role he is playing is not hard to guess!

The film, "498A - A Wedding Gift", produced by Ilyasi, briefly features Sethi in his role as Indian prime minister.

"Suhaib asked me if I would do the role of our honourable prime minister and so I thought over it and accepted it," Sethi told IANS here during a trip to promote the film.

Producer Ilyasi, who claimed that he himself had been a victim of Section 498-A (Dowry Act of the Indian Penal Code) and was even arrested for the same after his wife committed suicide, said: "When we approached him, he was very skeptical that the role should not offend the prime minister.

"So he thoroughly read that script, got the approval of a friend and ex-judge of the Supreme Court. After he was satisfied, he accepted the role."

Sethi may not be part of the high-profile power circles in New Delhi but he was once a member of the Congress party.

"Once I was sitting in a Congress party meeting and Sonia Gandhiji kept looking at me, talking for 15 minutes. Even the media there had their cameras focussed on me. It is funny how people mistake me for Manmohan Singhji," he claimed.

"In the film, a bunch of advocates come up to me and say that Section 498-A should be amended and I say I will look into the matter and see what can be done," he said explaining his short role in the movie.

Sethi says he enjoys being the lookalike of the prime minister.

"When I go to the Connaught Place market in Delhi to get my shoes polished, youngsters confuse me for Manmohan Singh. Once the crowd got so excited to see me that they made me sit where I was," he said.

On being asked if he really knew the prime minister, he takes out his smartphone and shows pictures of him and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

In Chandigarh, Sethi was flanked by two 'security men' holding toy guns. The security guys were actually two youths having a shot at acting.

The movie deals with the subject of the Dowry Act being misused against husbands and their relatives. Ilyasi says the narrative of the film is based on the alleged harassment of his friend, Syed Ahmed Makhdoom, who committed suicide in 2009 after being booked under Section 498-A.

"He committed suicide after leaving a video message wherein he tells about all he went through. When he lost his patience, he decided to end his life," Ilyasi claimed.

The movie has four songs sung by renowned singers, Ghulam Ali Khan, Sonu Niigaam, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan.

Niladri Shekhar Das, a victim from Delhi and a member of the Save Indian Family Forum (SIFF), said: "According to an RTI (Right To Information) application, 94,000 men had been victimised in the country under this law till 2010. Out of these, 41,000 women were arrested."

Ilyasi said: "We have been pleading with the government to add a Section B to the Act. This is to make the law gender-neutral."

He said once booked under the dowry law, it takes nearly 10 years for husbands and their families to get out of it.

(Japjeet Duggal can be contacted at


Sonu Nigam's 'Kaun kenda' My Personal Favourite - Raghav Sachar!

The multi-talented composer Raghav Sachar, who has composed six songs for the forthcoming comedy " Bittoo Boss", says that "Kaun kenda hai" is closest to his heart at it explains a beautiful journey and has a spiritual touch to it.

" 'Kaun kenda hai' is my personal favourite song and came out really beautiful. The music of the song explains a beautiful journey," Sachar told IANS.

"Kaun kenda hai", a romantic number, is sung by Sonu Niigaam and Shreya Ghoshal.

"The song starts from an acoustic tone and it goes into qawwali mode in the end. The song gives a very satisfying feeling and ends up with the Alaap that takes listener to a spiritual level," said the composer.

The movie has two promotional songs - "Bittoo sab ki lega" and this song sung by Mika has already grabbed attention. And then there is "Audi" - Sachar along with Natalie Di Luccio has sung this techno number, which boasts of young spirit.

Sachar has sung one more song in the album.

Though the album has got a thumbs up, Sachar says making music for a movie is more challenging than producing an independent music album.

"I've done lot of independent music in the past. Independent music is something what you feel from within. It's your own inspiration and an art which comes from inside. It's pretty much reflects your state of mind and your situation," he said Sachar who earlier composed for "Kabul Express", "Sunday" and "One Two Three".

"Making music for a film is a totally different task. You've to work for someone else's vision. So they will make you push to such levels, which you usually don't explore. But it's a positive thing for a musician" he added.

Directed by Supavitra Babul, "Bittoo Boss" will hit the screens Arpil 20.


Sunday, 18 March 2012

Sonu Nigam At The Du World Music Festival

Stars from around India perform at the du World Music Festival

A musical collaboration that brought together the best of East and West for an artistic performance, the Absolute India Ensemble featuring legendary music composer Pandit Pyarelal Sharma’s memorable songs being rendered by Sonu Nigam and conducted by Kristjan Jarvi (permanent Guest Conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra), was a smash hit at the du World Music Festival over the weekend. A mixture of 12 superb artistes including acclaimed violinist and composer Dr. L Subramaniam, playback singer Kavita Krisnamurthy, musician Pt. Bhavani Shankar and playback singer Amit Kumar lit up the stage.

Also performing at the festival last week was guitarist Matthew Garrison and Trilok Gurtu as part of the Human Element evening. Pictures from the events


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sonu Nigam Touring Australia!

It has been more than 4 Years since Sonu Nigam toured Australia.
And it isno suprise that his comeback tour has drawn such overwhelming response
from his enthusiastic fans. Concert On Fri 6 April 12 at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Australia

Sonu Nigam & Bickram Ghosh Are Sooper Se Oopar!

The singer and tabla player Bickram Ghosh swill compose music for a film for the first time
He is the voice behind more than 4,000 songs and several Hindi, Punjabi and Kannada pop albums, some of which he has also composed the music for.

And now Mirror has learnt that singer Sonu Nigam has paired up with Bickram Ghosh, a tabla player who dabbles in both Hindustani classical as well as fusion music to turn music director for a feature film for the very first time.

The film in question is Shekhar Ghosh's Sooper Se Ooper and Sonu and Bickram will be composing the music for it.

Sonu confirmed the news, saying, "Yes, Bickram and I have teamed up. We are very strict about what kind of projects we will do. When Shekhar narrated the script, it was something we couldn't say no to. In fact, when you talk to Shekhar, he will tell you that I heard the script more number of times than the lead actor."

Why such a step at this juncture of his career? Sonu said in his defence, "I think today, the scenario in the music industry has changed. Earlier, there was a lot of filmipana in people and working with them wasn't my cup of tea. Today, it is lot better. Also, the paradigm shift in 2009, when I shifted to America, living there alone, disconnected with everyone, I heard a lot of different kind of music there and it helped me understand how to put together different types of music as I am used to programming."

He added that Bickram and he are simultaneously working on another film Jal directed by Girish Malik although they are not sure which one will hit the floors first.


Sonu Nigam Ft In The Indian Herald

Sonu Nigam Ft In - Bittoo Boss!

However just when one felt that the album had peaked with three back to back fun/dance numbers arrives 'Kaun Kenda' which is clearly the best of the enterprise. Soulful to the core and just the kind that you expect from Sonu Nigam whenever he is roped in for a job, 'Kaun Kenda' could well have found an entry into a Karan Johar/Aditya Chopra film on the basis of sheer melody. In fact after listening to this song one wonders why Raghav has't been churning out more of such romantic numbers since with 'Kaun Kenda' he clearly showcases his prowess over this medium as well.

For such a lovey-dovey song it is inevitable to have Shreya Ghoshal around. Well, the singer doesn't disappoint as she is in good form yet again and ensures that 'Kaun Kenda' would be played much longer than the film's run. Later she also goes solo for the same song though Shahid Maaliya can be heard in the background.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Sonu Nigam Sings For Bittoo Boss!

Kaun Kenda - Bittoo Boss (2012)
Singers: Sonu Nigam , Shreya Ghoshal,
Composer: Raghav Sachar

Sonu Nigam To Compose For 'Sooper Se Ooper'

The mahuratshot of Vir Das starrer " Sooper se Ooper" took place at a suburban studio in Mumbai. While the cast and the crew performed a small pooja on the sets, the camera rolling session was held to mark the start of the project.

Those present on the occasion were director Shekhar Ghosh, Vir Das, Kirti Kulhari, Veejay Yudhiishtir. Also, the event had Sonu Nigam, who has been roped in for the music of the movie. On the first say itself standup comic and the lead actor Vir Das entertained the crew members with his extreme wit and instant jokes. Das looked excited, as he's lot of hopes with the project.


Sonu Nigam Gets Support From Dharmic Sabha

GUYANESE are encouraged to attend the Saturday, April 28 mega-concert featuring one of India’s most popular singers, Sonu Nigam, who with his troupe of 15 persons (singers and musicians) will be performing live at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence, East Bank Demerara at a concert organised by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha to mark the 174th anniversary of the arrival of East Indians in Guyana. Sonu is known for his renditions of popular songs of the legendary Mohamed Rafi, besides his own Bollywood hits. He is also widely celebrated for his role as television host for the musical talent show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’, and for his non-filmi albums.

He has sung approximately 54 different voices, and has sung with international artistes such as Britney Spears. He has won numerous awards for his songs, including those in popular films Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Om Shanti Om, and Main Hoon Na.
Sonu’s has been the voice of many Bollywood stars, such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amir Khan, and Abhishek Bachchan, to name a few.

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Sonu Nigam At Super Fight League!

Sanjay Dutt along with Shilpa Shetty and her entrepreneur husband Raj Kundra launched their mixed martial arts contest Super Fight League with star-studded fanfare at Mumbai's Andheri Sports Complex

The glam set that turned up for the do were in for some sizzling performances that marked the launch, with the highlight of the evening being Bipasha Basu's dance that set the stage on fire.

Bipasha's jig apart, master percussionist Sivamani whipped up magic with his drums and Mika had the audience grooving with his rendition of the hit number, Dhinka chika , from last year's hit, Ready. Mika set the mood of banter rolling at the do after his performance when he invited Sanjay on stage to have a mock fight with him in the makeshift ring.

Sanjay dedicated the venture to his late father Sunil Dutt.

A highlight of the show was Shilpa, looking radiant in a flowing bright red dress that accentuated her baby bump.

Among the glitterati present at the do were Sonu Nigam
Sanjay's wife Maanyata and Shilpa's sister Shamita Shetty. Others spotted at the do included Sushmita Sen, Neha Dhupia with her Venezuelan boyfriend Jimmy Sylvester, R. Madhavan with wife Sarita, Mahek Chahal


Sonu Nigam Sings For Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal

Rain-songs have always been the favourite of our filmmakers and music composers. Yuvan Shankar Raja, who is already popular for his 'Adada Mazhaida...' in 'Paiyaa', is now trying his hands at one such number again, this time for director Vasanth.

And joining hands with Yuvan for the new song is ace Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam. Both have worked for 'Mazhai Mazhai Mazhaiyo Mazhai....', a song penned by Na Muthukumar for the upcoming film 'Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal'.

The song, according to sources, was recorded recently in Mumbai. "It is a sweet melodious number filled with energy. Those listening to it will have the feel of getting drenched in rain. Vasanth is thoroughly impressed," say sources close to the team.

'Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal', as the title suggests, will show on screen the love experiences of three individuals, whose characters are totally different from each other. Arjun, Cheran and Vimal play the lead roles in this movie.


Saturday, 10 March 2012

Sonu Nigam & Asha Bhosle Sings For Kaash Tum Hote March 2012

Vivek films production house Kaash Tum Hote has signed Preeti Jhangiani to play lead opp newfind Mukesh Bharti. The secong song was also recorded, the song was penned by Shabbir Ahmed and sung by Sonu Nigam
and Javed Ali under the baton of music director Vinay (Nikhil Vinay fame). The film is being produced by Mrs. Manju B and directed by Israr Ahmed. The other cast and credits are under finalization. Regular shooting will commence from next month in Mumbai and abroad.


Sonu Nigam & Atif Aslam Live At London’s O2 March 2012

Get ready for Dhamaka 2012! Dhamaka means “explosion” and the show promises to be just that because performing live at the O2 will be Sonu Niigaam, Atif Aslam and the dance group Bolly Flex. Flex FX proudly brings you the aptly named show, Dhamaka 2012 at the world’s most popular venue ‘The O2’ on Sunday 22nd April 2012.

Creating musical history, are two of the world’s most sought after Asian voices – India’s soul, Sonu Nigam and Pakistan’s icon, Atif Aslam, together for the first time in history.

The venue is the world famous O2 arena, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, which is part of London’s Olympics in 2012, and is known as the centre of the earth. No better a place to celebrate the unity that music can bring.

Both international singing sensations will be performing live with their own full bands for 90 minutes. Each with perform all their Bollywood blockbusters, latest chart toppers, and their everlasting renowned hits. Also on the cards, is special tribute from both acts!

The spectacular dance group Bolly Flex, who UK viewers cheered on in the popular SKY TV show, ‘Got To Dance’ in 2011, will perform a grand opening to both halves of the show and introduce the star celebrities in a dynamic and artistic fashion. Guaranteed, are breathtaking, colourful and high energy performances.

Flex FX was founded in 2003 by Naz Choudhury as a dance group, and their first performance and launch was in the Millennium Dome, at the Festival of Asia in 2004. In 2007 Flex FX was commissioned by the European Union and produced Dhamaka 2007 with Atif Aslam and Jay Sean, alongside a UK cast of dancers and sold out the 5000 capacity Royal Albert Hall. Flex FX became a force to be reckoned with.

Young East London born and raised producer and artistic director Naz Choudhury shares: “Dhamaka has always played a major role to my journey and the Flex FX legacy, over the past few years. I can proudly say I have my dream line-up in Sonu and Atif. After my appearance on the BBC show, Dragons’ Den, I nationally declared that I will do it and though the dragons didn’t come on board, I had investors who immediately took the opportunity, and have waited for this big event to come together.”

He adds: “Dhamaka doesn’t represent race, faith or culture, it’s about the passion for music, dance and unity. I’m proud to say it’s about time a show of this calibre has come to my home town, the East End of London, and only for one night. Tickets are already selling like hot cakes, so I buying early will mean no disappointments.”

Leena Patel, Dance captain of Bolly Flex looks forward to performing at this momentous concert: “We can’t wait for the day Dhamaka comes alive and sets the O2 stage alight. Led by choreographer Naz Choudhury, we feel privileged to share the stage amongst legends. We will be performing 2 dazzling performances opening the stage for both artists and will give you a variety of dances from the world of Bollywood. If you liked our performances on the Sky1 show ‘Got To Dance’, than you haven’t seen anything yet. Brace yourself, because we will be showing you the performances of our lives.”

2012 sees Flex FX return to the Dome, which is now the world famous O2, a full circle back to where the journey began, in the 15,000 capacity O2 Arena. They proudly bring you the biggest Bollywood event of 2012.

Atif Aslam has worked within the cinema industry of India and Pakistan, singing songs in films like Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Race, Kismat Konnection, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Prince, Bol, F.A.L.T.U and also also graced Hollywood with the award winning film, Man push cart, featuring songs from his album Jalpari.

He shares:

 “I’m very excited to return to Dhamaka at the O2 this April, It was my dream to perform in Royal Albert Hall and Flex FX made that happen for me in 2007 and now being the first Pakistani singer to play the world’s greatest venue ‘The O2’, I’m truly honoured. It is historic for me, as I am performing on the same billing as the esteemed singer, Sonu Nigam for the first time. Our countries are coming together with this show and I look forward to giving the UK fans a Dhamakadar performance.”

Multiple award winner, Sonu Niigaam has sung for some of the most famous films in Bollywood, like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Border, Taal, Fiza, Refugee, Paheli, Veer-Zaara, Main hoon na, Parineeta, Kabhi alvida naa kehna, Om Shanti Om, Jodhaa Akbar, Kurbaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Babul, 3 idiots the list goes on and on.

He tells us: 

”I’m thrilled to be a part of the Dhamaka event, with Flex FX, and moreover, to be on the world’s most famous stage. The O2 has hosted all the greatest musicians, performers and entertainers and I want my performance to be remembered. This show is going be a visual spectacular as well as a musical extravaganza, alongside amazing dancers from the UK, and my full live band. It is also the first time that I will be sharing concert with Atif Aslam, who is a renowned singer from Pakistan. The meeting of our countries, in Royal Greenwich, London, is a rare gem and I can’t wait to perform to all my UK supporters, critics and beloved fans.”

Dhamaka makes history not just because of the line-up, but also the multicultural unity and power of bringing nations together in celebration, embracing London’s Olympic year in world class fashion. It’s back… It’s Dhamaka – an explosion to your senses!

Tickets start at just £25! Book your tickets now visit For more information about the show visit


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sonu Nigam & Jal - The Band Collaborating For A Pop Album!

Goher Mumtaz wouldn't mind performing 'Kolaveri Di' if there's a request when Jal takes the stage in Ranchi on March 4. The band's frontman wants Indo-Pak relations to improve to the point where visas become redundant between the two countries

Jal, the rock band from Pakistan, is planning to release its next album in March in India. The music video of the album will reportedly feature two Bollywood stars. What's more? The video will also be shot in India. Ahead of the band's concert in Ranchi,

frontman Goher Mumtaz talks to RT about rock music, Bollywood
and their future plans:

Are you involved in any film projects in Pakistan or in Bollywood?
Yes, there are a couple of things in the pipeline. But let me tell you in the last eight years, I have seen people running for Bollywood saying "Ki kuch Bollywood mein kar lenge". But Jal has never had any song for Bollywood. "Aadat" and "Woh lamhe" were sung by Atif who was much junior to me in college and was once part of our band. We were given due credit for the songs in movies. The songs already were great hit in Pakistan before they finally made it in the Bollywood movies.My point is quality work finds opportunities for itself. You really don't have to run for it. For now
we are collaborating with Sonu Nigam for a pop album. He wants to do something different.

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Sonu Nigam On His Guru Ji Ustad Gulam Mustafa Khan's Birthday!

In a huge measure they lay the credit for their success at the feet of their teacher Padmashree and Padmabhusan Ustad Gulam Mutafa Khan. Naturally then, on the maestro's 81st birthday, wishes from the likes of Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Hariharan and A.R.Rahman came pouring in.


While Sonu Nigam said, "Happy Birthday Guruji.. May God bless u and you have a long and healthy life", an emotional Shaan wished Khan Saab by saying, "Happy Birthday Guruji.. May God bless you and you have a long and healthy life.. I have learnt so much from you, b it music or our life... Thanks for being there for me always and guiding me throughout." AR Rahman extended his wishes saying, "Happy Birthday Khansaheb, May Allah bless you and you have a long n healthy life.. I have learnt to live a good life you should have a spiritual guru and to feel heaven in within you, you should have musical guru and I have you.. Thanks for being with us." In the many years that Khan saab, who belongs to the Rampur - Sahaswan Gharana and is considered to be a music institution in himself, has had a long and lasting relationship with Bollywood. As a playback singer and music director, Khan Sahab has many award winning feature films to his name like "Noor Jahan", "Umrao Jaan", "Badnam Basti" and "Bhuwan Shome etc. His disciples include Asha Bhosle, manna Dey, Geeta Dutt, etc.

Sonu Nigam Live In Guyana On April 28!

Indian singing sensation, Sonu Nigam will be gracing the shore of Guyana on April 28 when the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha commemorates 174 years of Indian arrival in Guyana. The mega event is slated for the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

This disclosure was made on Friday during a press conference held by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha. Nigam is one of the most popular singers of India and has inspired people of all ages across the world.

He started his music career at the age of three, and is equally known for his renditions of popular songs by the legendary Mohammed Rafi. He was also the host of the popular musical talent show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa”. Nigam has sung in about 54 various voices and recently performed with Britney Spears.

He has won numerous awards for his songs in “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham”; “Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”; “Om Shanti Om” and “Main Hoon Na”. From the list of movies, he has been the singing voice of Bollywood superstars, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and others. He has performed in many shows with jam-packed audiences.

Sonu will also bring with him 11 outstanding musicians as well as technical personnel.

He will be accompanied by his father Agam Nigam, who is also a recording artiste and Gunjan Singh, who has won the All India National Award for best vocalist, an award she won for three consecutive years.

She has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the Indian music industry, such as Lakshmikant Pyarrlal, Ravindra Jain, Anuradha Paudwal, and Shubha Mudgal, and has also been a part of Nigam’s concerts on many occasions. Singh can also sing in a few foreign languages.

The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha is confident that Sonu and his troupe would be a wonderful treat for Guyanese families. The Sabha is also calling for corporate sponsorship from the business community to offset the expenses of the event.

According to Dr Vindhya Persaud of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, the singers will be performing for approximately three hours and will be backed by the Dharmic Nritya Sangh. As usual, there will be no alcohol on sale at the event.

With respect to ticketing, there will be various categories including general admission, VIP, and an all inclusive VVIP ticket. Prices for the tickets depend on the level of sponsorship received.

All proceedings from the show will go towards the construction of a shelter which will house children who are victims of abuse. The building will be based in Berbice where the Sabha has already secured a plot of land, complements of the government of Guyana.


Saturday, 3 March 2012

Sonu Nigam & Dushyanth Weeraman - Just The Fact Official Video

Just The Fact - Sonu Nigam & Dushyanth Weeraman official music video.
This song was Composed by Dushyanth Weeraman. Written by Dushyanth Weeraman and Rahul Seth. Music by Resound Music & Dushyanth Weeraman under the supervision of Aadesh Shrivastava.

Sonu Nigam Ft - Music Label Aims To Put Pop In India

Desi Hits targets listeners at home and abroad
In India, most pop music comes from the West. But Desi Hits, launched five years ago by Anjula Acharia-Bath and backed by Jimmy Iovine, wants to change that.
With more than a billion people in India -- many under 30 -- and millions more among the Indian diaspora overseas, the music shingle feels it has a built-in audience, not only locally, but in the West as well, for its plan to develop Indian pop acts that can have global success.

Desi (a Hindi word meaning native), acts as a consultant to Western acts wanting to tour India, even as it plans the crossover careers of local stars. It brought Lady Gaga to Mumbai and other cities ("Gaga was very passionate about India," Acharia-Bath says) and is promoting Bollywood thesp Priyanka Chopra's singing career abroad.

Chopra has a global recording deal with Universal Music Group under the Desi Hits Universal label, with the aim to release a single "hopefully by summer," Chopra says, though she adds that timing is flexible.

The company has also released a Pussycat Dolls remix of A.R. Rahman's "Jai ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire" and arranged for Bollywood composer Sonu Nigam to collaborate with Britney Spears on a remix of "I Wanna Go" as well as on a U.S. tour together.

"Desi Hits grew out of my love for Western music, pop and Bollywood," Acharia-Bath says. "When we started, no one would talk to us, not even desis."

But Interscope's Iovine, a strategic investor, says he signed on the minute he met Acharia-Bath and heard her pitch. "She told me what her idea was," Iovine says. "I thought it was an incredibly creative platform and one that doesn't exist."

Emanuel Nunez, who as a CAA agent helped arrange the DreamWorks-Reliance deal, acts as adviser to Desi Hits, "a friend of the court," as he describes himself. Nunez sees great potential for Westerners to make money in the Indian market, and says that when everyone was flocking to China, he decided to check out one of the other emerging nations with a hot economy.

"Every time I went to India, I heard of Desi Hits and Anjula," Nunez says. "We became friends and started working together, complementary, overlapping in entertainment. I'm film and film driven, she's music."

Pointing to such stars as "Slumdog's" Anil Kapoor, who went from a recurring role on the last season of "24" to "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol," Nunez says Indian talent has the ability to cross over, and adds that the challenge is to present that talent to the West in the most effective package.

Film music is pervasive on the Subcontinent, so the best route for developing crossover success is via Bollywood.

Leaving no stone unturned, Desi Hits has a presence online, mobile and on TV via pacts with such nets as UTV in India.

"We've got to crack the code musically," Iovine says, "which we are beginning to do."

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Sonu Nigam Live At Downtown Dubai 15th March 2012 With Maestro 'Pyarelal Ji !!!

Sonu Nigam And Sunidhi Chauhan At Krsna's Success Party

Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Alka Yagnik, Kailash Kher, Arshad Warsi
and many other bollywood celebrities were spotted at an event held to celebrate the success of musician Krsna. The music director of Tanu Weds Manu is enjoying great success and all of his friends and well wishers from Bollywood came together to congratulate him. Watch to find out more.....

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