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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sonu Nigam Live in concert , Saturday June 2nd, 2012 - Trinidad & Tobago

As Trinidad & Tobago celebrates its 50th year of independence & Radio 90.5fm celebrates our 15th anniversary......

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Saturday June 2nd, 2012.

Sonu Nigam Live in concert
For the first time with his FULL BAND of 14 MUSICIANS with singers
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It will be an experience unlike any other, with a specially designed FIREWORKS DISPLAY never seen before this event!!

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Sonu Nigam Sends Capacity Crowd Wild In Guyana

Internationally-acclaimed Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam sent a capacity crowd crazy at the National Stadium, Providence as he performed at his first concert in Guyana on Saturday evening.

Nigam put on an uninterrupted 3- hour high-energy performance to for the over 20,000-strong crowd at the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s fund raising event.

The highly energetic crowd went crazy when the Bollywood sensation sang his ever popular Kal Ho Na Ho.

The versatile Bollywood playback star not only sang his way into his audience’s heart, but also belted out some moves that would put the actors to shame.

president rightfully puts it, it was onw of the best shows and sustained performances.

Nigam’s performance was so breath taking as Guyana’s president Donald Ramotar joined the singer and the duo performed the ever popular indian oldies Suhani Raat, as the Guyanese leader wasted no time in slipping in a few dance moves.

Ramotar later described the concert as one of, if not the best ever to be held in the Guyana.

He was the complete package singing, religious, romantic and hot dance numbers from the vintage collection to todays favourites.

The packed stadium seemed to fuel him as he lauded Guyanese for their “deep rooted culture” and admitted that even India need lessons from the South American country’s. Which has deep ties to India, since a large portion of its population are off-springs of Indian indentured labourers

Everyone crowd left the Stadium Arena evidently contended as many was overheard saying it was a fantastic show that catered for all genres and ages.

Among some of the other songs performed Salaam e Ishq Ishq and Mohamed Rafi’s Saab’s Kya Hua Tera Wada and Chahonga Mein Tuja.

Proceeds from the concert will go towards constructing a home for battered women and children in Berbice.


Sonu Nigam Unveiled Hildren Shelter’s Plan Over Dinner

eorgetown : Indian playback singer Sonu Nigam joined President Donald Ramotar and
fans for a dinner at last night at Pegasus Hotel.

Nigam will be performing for the first time in Guyana at National Stadium
at Providence tonight.

The mega concert is being organised by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha which will be using proceeds from the concert to fund the construction of a children’s shelter in Berbice.

President Ramotar and Nigam unveiled the Children's home plan and the singer extended his gratitude to perform in Guyana. He invited President Ramotar to the show and promised to sing one of the President’s favourite songs.

The Head of State viewed as noble the purpose behind the entertainer’s visit, that of charity to the less fortunate which he said the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha has taken upon itself to do.
He said it is aligned with the programme for children, especially in
education and the other social services.

Tonight concert which will feature three hours of Nigam’s greatest hits coincides with the 174th anniversary of the arrival of East Indian Immigrants to Guyana.


Sonu Nigam Interview On His Arrival Into Guyana

Sonu Nigam Concert 2012 Trinidad/Tobago - Promo

Friday, 27 April 2012

Sonu Nigam Arrives In 'Guyana'

Georgetown : Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam touched down on Guyana’s soil at 1:30am today for a mega concert billed for tomorrow at the Guyana National Stadium.

The concert is part of the 174th Indian Arrival Day anniversary organized by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha. All proceeds of the concert will go to the construction of a shelter for abused children at Berbice.

Nigam has done work for various charities in India as well as abroad for Dignity Foundation, various cancer organizations, leprosy organizations, blindness organizations, women's welfare organizations, kargil war affected families, earthquake affected families.

He also sponsors a child from the organization “Crayon”. He has made various appearances in the cause of HIV / AIDS and also has a song titled "Papa I'm sorry" relating to this.

Nigam's singing style was regarded by some to be like that of a "Mohammad Rafi clone".Over the years, Nigam has become a major force in the indian music industry.

He has provided playback singing for a large number of Hindi movies and won many awards. His rendition of the title song of the film KAl Ho Na Ho has been highly popular.

He is recognized for his singing of romantic, rock, sad, and patriotic songs. Nigam has sung songs in many languages besides Hindi. Source:

Sonu Nigam Ft In 'Salaami Ho Jaye' Now Released!

Artiste: Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Kailash Kher Shankar Mahadevan , Mohit Chauhan, Zanai Bhosle less Music Director: Shamir Tandon Lyricist: Niket Pandey Language: Hindi Year: 2012 Label: A Flyte Initiative

Sonu Nigam On The Red Carpet - Yaadon Ka Safar - A Tribute To Jagjit Singh

Sonu Nigam Sings For 'Katari Veera Surasundarang'

Katari Veera Surasundarangi (Kannada: ಕಟರಿವೀರ ಸುರಸುಂದರಾಂಗಿ) is an upcoming Kannada Romantic fantasy film starring Super Star Upendra and Ramya in the lead roles. Veteran actor Ambarish also plays a vital role. The film is directed by Suresh Krishna and produced by Munirathna . It is slated for 26 April 2012 release. The film is claimed to be the first full length 3D film in Kannada cinema. Tracklist: 1. "Ambika" Nagendra Prasad Hemanth, Anuradha Bhat 03:59 2. "Jum Jumka" Kaviraj Sonu Nigam, Sunitha Boparaj 04:32 3. "Oo La La" Upendra Tippu, Priyadarshini 04:39 4. "Oorige Nee" Upendra Upendra, Sunitha Boparaj 04:18 5. "Parijatha" Chi. Udaya Shankar/Nagendra Prasad Sunitha Boparaj 04:34 Production The film which was earlier rumoured to be a remake of Malayalam hit film Udayananu Tharam and also has shades of Rajkumar starrer Katari Veera which was released back in 1966. However Upendra has denied all the rumours and says that his version is completely fresh and has no links with the above mentioned films whatsoever. Producer Munirathna, who was once the main reason behind the banning of actress Nikita Thukral had approached her to do an item number dance for this film. Nikita has turned down the offer and the producer is looking out for a new dancer. Upendra had titled this film as Yamendra Upendra and Sadhu Kokila had to direct this film. However due to several reasons, Suresh Krishna was roped in to direct it finally Source:

Sonu Nigam Sings For Official Remake Of blockbuster 'No Entry' In Marathi

On the auspicious occasion of 'Gudi Padwa', which marks the beginning of New Year for Maharashtrians, Underground Films Pvt. Ltd. brings in a reason to smile. The production house announces the super-hit blockbuster Bollywood film NO ENTRY, which was directed by Anees Bazmee for producer Boney Kapoor, to be made in Marathi titled NO ENTRY...PUDHE DHOKA AAHEY! The Marathi film produced by Premnath Rajagoplan and Nikhil Saini of Underground Films Pvt. Ltd. will be directed by Milind Arun Kavde. Guru Thakur is the lyrics writer for this laugh riot musical which has music composed by Sargam Nakash. Top Marathi stars like Bharat Jadhav, Ankush Choudhari, Kranti Redkar, Saie Tamhankar, Aniket Vishwasrao, Sai Lokur, Manava Naik and Paddy Kambli have been ropped in to play the lead roles that had been essayed by Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Lara Dutta Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol Celina Jaitley and others in the Hindi version. The principal shooting of the film will begin in May 2012 on the exotic locations of Goa and Mumbai. Pics@ Source:

Friday, 20 April 2012

Sonu Nigam & Bickram Ghosh Give You 'Muddy Electronica'

In a candid chat with TOI, Bickram Ghosh talks about scoring for the forthcoming Bollywood film, 'Jal', his mitti connect, film offers and sharing an interesting camaraderie with co-composer Sonu Nigam

" Jal", your latest Bollywood venture, will see you pair up with Sonu Nigam as the latest music director duo on the block. For the film, you've dabbled with a new type of sound - Muddy Electronica. Tell us about this so-far-unheard-of genre...

Sonu and I have zeroed in on this name as we feel there's a lot of honesty in our approach - a proximity to 'mitti' in our sound. Hence, the word 'muddy'. At the same time there's an interesting electronic backdrop. This juxtaposition is the basis of our sound.

How did you come up with the number, "You fill my life"?

Girish Malik, the director of "Jal", wanted an English song for a love-making scene. Girish is an amazing director with a great vision. We created "You fill" as a Hindi-English song. I wrote the English lyrics and Sonu penned the Hindi lines. While we got Suzanne to sing the English bit, Ustadji Ghulam Mustafa Khan saab rendered the thumris. Sonu has played the harmonica. The song, a fusion number in the true sense of the term, has turned out beautifully. It's filmed on Purab Kohli and Keerti Kulhari.

After a hiatus, you are back with a bang with films like " Nobel Chor". What's on the anvil?

Yes, I was a little disillusioned with film scores. So, I started concentrating more on albums. While I loved composing for films like "Little Zizou", the mindset of most directors and their absolute negligence of the importance of background music as a nuanced art form had put me off for a while. With a new lot of artistically connected directors coming into the picture, both in Bengal and Mumbai, things are looking up. I've scored for four Bangla films including "Aborto". In Hindi, Sonu and I are working on "Jal" and "Sooper se Ooper". Talks are on for a bunch of other films too.

How did the association with Sonu Nigam happen?

We met for the first time through our common friend Manisha Dey. Sonu had lent his voice for my song, "Dhundo", for Ashoke Vishwanathan's "Gumshuda". We hit it off rightaway. We chatted for hours before finally recording the number. Thereafter, we kept in touch through phone and finally decided to take the connection forward and do an album. So we started work on "Heart and Beat". We are 70% done on that front. While working, we found that our camaraderie was interesting. The aesthetic sensibilities were similar. It was Sonu's idea to team up. Then "Jal" came to me and I asked him if we should start out with this film. He said "Absolutely"!

From "Jal" to "Sooper se Ooper", how has it been working with Sonu?

Marvellous! We sit for hours, often through the night, and talk about crazy ideas. Our approach towards both music and life are hatke and that's what makes us stand out. You are no alien to such collaborations. But can clash of egos be completely ruled out? Where there is love and mutual respect, these things don't find entry. We both love music too much to give importance to our respective egos.

From Terra Groove with Greg Ellis to Muddy Electronica with Sonu, how do you come up with these names?

It's the mitti connect - the connect to truth because that's what you search in any art form. However, in all honesty, Muddy Electronica was Sonu's suggestion and Terra Groove was Greg's!

One hears that you still get quite a few acting offers...

Yes, I get plenty of film offers. I cannot accept them for two reasons. There are shows, albums, film assignments and I can't take a month off to do a film. The other thing is that I am trying to build a legacy with my music. At this point, I don't want to get confused. But if there's a film that deals with the trials of a musician's life, I am game for it.

You played a classical tabla solo to a full house in London last month. This month you're off to London to play at the Alchemy festival. How do manage to switch gears constantly?

I love the movement in my life. The challenges that come along rejuvenate me. Apart from that, I love London as it's a melting pot of energies, ideas and creative possibilities.


Sonu Nigam Sings The Anti-Piracy Anthem 'Salaami'

For the first time ever in India, six leading artists Sonu Nigam, Mohit Chauhan, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Kailash Kher and Sunidhi Chauhan have come together to create an anti-piracy anthem.

Titled Salaami Ho Jaye, it is intended to create a positive counterpoint to the menace of online piracy by focussing on celebrating great Indian music artists and their work.

The multi-singer/collaborative song - a one-of-a-kind initiative — is conceived and composed by noted composer Shamir Tandon, who has famous soundtracks like Page 3 and over 150 advertising jingles to his credit.


Sonu Nigam Puts Up A Spellbound Show!

The expectations were very high from an artist of his calibre and he proved his mettle. Sonu Nigam
enthralled the audiences with his romantic hits. With a huge library of work behind him, it was not
a tough task to pick up some hits.

After an initial lull, since he came in late, Sonu came and started the show with a bang. The audience took a while to liven up, but he made sure people hummed along with him. An then he sttood continuously for three hours, without a break. It was worth every penny.

Full marks to SS Telefilms, Gopal Bhatia and their team for putting a great show, well produced.
After a long time or maybe for the first time, could we see such good projection, and audio-visual mixing. The production took the show to a whole new level. Even the sound was fantastic and was apt for the venue. Kudos to the technical team too.

Shane Sohail, the promoter of the show, said that Sonu loved performing in Auckland in front
of his fans and that he has promised to come back again. Well, we hope that happens and next time the promoters may have to book a bigger venue to contain the crowd ... Vector Arena perhaps?


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sonu Nigams Concert For Kashmir

Film celebrities are not only known for their work but also for their acts of charity. Well, Sonu Nigam is another film personality who has lent his name to various charitable causes in the past. The singer, who has performed for charity in troubled regions across the globe, has now decided to hold a concert for the Kashmir Valley.

The musical concert, which is scheduled for mid-summer, will be for the benefit of orphans and disabled kids in Srinagar. Apparently, Sonu was approached for the concert and being kicked about lending a helping hand to the inhabitants of the war torn region, he immediately gave the nod. Currently the event managers and Sonu's office are busy setting up the event.


Sonu Nigam Performs With A Heavily Bandaged Nose!

After sporting schoolgirl ponytails and Aladdin pants at various events, Sonu Nigam is back with a new look. This time, with a heavily bandaged nose! No, it is not one of his sartorial misadventures. The singer accidentally injured his nose in the middle of the night. So much so that he was forced to perform at a recent event with a bandage right across his face.

The incident took place in a hotel where Sonu was staying at before a show in Auckland the following evening. “Sonu woke up the other night to go to the washroom. As he was sleepy, he unfortunately, banged his nose into a glass door, injuring it badly,” says our source, adding that the badly bleeding injury forced him to seek immediate treatment from a local doctor.

Since he was scheduled to perform the following evening, the singer didn’t want to cancel the event. “The tickets were all sold and it was too late and also not right to call off the show. So he decided to go ahead on the stage with a bandaged nose. Of course, before he appeared, it was announced that he had an accident the previous night,” the source adds.

Clocking air miles
Incidentally, the accident is being attributed to the singer’s frequent travel across the globe. “Since early last month, Sonu has been travelling. And he hasn’t been staying at any place for more than two days.

The hectic schedule as caused jetlag, which must have really exhausted him that day. Maybe that’s why he couldn’t figure out that it was a glass door that he was walking into,” concluded our source.

While the ace singer was unavailable for comment, his business manager confirmed the news saying, “Sonu was very tired and totally worn out due to the travel. As a result of which he ended up slamming his nose on the glass door in the night, barely 12 hours before he was to perform for the Auckland show. We had to use bandage and some make-up on the nose.”


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Sonu Nigam Sings For Luv U Soniyo 2012

Remo Fernandes' comeback track to be in four languages
Multifaceted singer and composer Remo Fernandes, who is known to make rare appearances in Bollywood films, has made a comeback of sorts in Joe Rajan's Luv U Soniyo.

Remo, who has sung superhit tracks like Jalwa, Humma Humma, Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha and Oh Meri Munni is set to make a comeback from a long sabbatical with his composition in the upcoming film starring Rati Agnihotri's son Tanuj and former Miss India Neha Hinge, surpisingly the talented Goan singer has successfully ended up singing the title track in not one, not two, but four languages.

Chilling at his personal studio in Goa, Fernandes reveals,"The film has a curious 4-way situation: the boy is a Konkani Goan, the girl is a Punjabi, they study in an English medium college, and the spoken language is Hindi. So the four languages have been seamlessly woven together by lyricists Abhijeet Desphande and Sai Palondikar, with a little help from me. I'm having fun singing it."

Interestingly, Remo Fernandes, was recently felicitated by the Election Commission of India in Delhi for his invaluable contribution as the 'Youth Icon for Ethical Voting' which resulted in the highest voter turnout in Goa ever.

Luv Soniyo, the movie has 5 tracks composed by new debutant Vipin Patwa. Apart from Remo, versatile Sonu Nigam, KK, Shaan, Sunidhi and Shreya Ghosal too have contributed to the album.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Monday, 9 April 2012

Sonu Nigam Sings For 'Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum'

As Sonu Nigam said: One of my biggest song ever, is on it's way in Kya Super Cool hain hum. You'll all love "Teri shirt da main taan..."

Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (English: How Super Cool Are We) is an upcoming Bollywood sex comedy film directed by Sachin Yardi, and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. The film is a sequel to the 2005 hit, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum and features Tusshar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh reprising their roles from the previous film.

Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum is the much-awaited sequel of the erstwhile comic blockbuster ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum’. The story revolves around the friendship between the male leads and how circumstances lead them to venture on a mad road trip to Goa in pursuit/search of Love. Once in Goa, more characters emerge on the scene as comic mayhem unfolds. The protagonists hilariously maneuver their way through tricky situations of mistaken identities and misunderstandings. The much-in-the-news sequel promises unparalleled fun & frolic, ensuring that the audience too, back-packs on this ‘Kool’ road-trip!

2 August, 2012 has been reported as the finalized release date.

Sonu Nigam Nominated For (GIMA)

The Chevrolet Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA)
awards announces call for entries

The Chevrolet Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards, the most definitive recognition platform of the Indian Music industry,is all set to kick offits 3rd edition by inviting entries. GiMA provides a unified platform to celebrate and recognise those who push the boundaries of Indian Music, across a wide range of film and non-film music genres. This year, for the first time, GiMA has included new categories in pop, rock, dance and ghazal, making it a total of 13 awards in the non-film music categories and ten awards for film music.With greater representation of Indie artistes, GiMA has incorporated more contemporary music this year.

Speaking on the occasion, GiMA Advisory Board member and eminent singer-music director Shankar Mahadevan said, "GiMA has been a pioneering effort to bring together the entire music industry on one illustrious platform to honor artists & musicians in front of their peers. I am personally very excited about the new categories being introduced this year. With the emergence of digital platforms and new channels for music discovery, exposure to newer genres of music is also picking up. GiMA is an excellent platform to encourage new-age talent; it is a great way of nurturing music and talent across traditional and contemporary genres."

Music labels, film producers and independent artistes are now invited to enter music released between April 1 and March 31, 2012. The GiMA entry process is completely online wherein participants can fill and submit their forms at

Entries for this year's GiMA Awards will close on April 25, 2012.

GiMA is the only music awards platform with a voting process based on peer-to-peer recognition. Nominees are selected by aneminent jury panel of over 30 members. The GiMA academy, comprising over 300 members from the music and film industry encompassing industry stalwarts, music directors, producers, lyricists, singers, technicians, composers and leaders of the music industry, then votes for the final winners in a secret ballot process. Some of the eminent names from the academy include: Javed Akhtar, L. Subramanium, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Shubha Mudgal, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Mukesh Bhatt, Kailash Kher, Lesle Lewis, Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant to name a few. The Academy's votes are then tabulated by KPMG, who are the process auditors for GiMA.

Looking back, GiMA has staged some of the most memorable acts by bringing great artistes and musicians together at this very prestigious award ceremony. Last year saw music maestro A R Rahman being felicitated with the 'Global Musician Honour' while India's young music icon Sonu Nigam bagged the 'Youth Music Icon' title. Other key highlights of 2011 included the live orchestra duo-performance act by none other than legendary music composer Pyarelalji along with Sonu Nigam on some of the most unforgettable Laxmikant-Pyarelal hits from the golden era. Also, one cannot forget the beautiful Priyanka Chopra's tribute to the industry's talented female playback singers where Kavita Krishnamurthy, Rekha Bhardwaj, Usha Uthup and Sunidhi Chauhan sang live to her spectacular performance.

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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Sonu Nigam Sings For 'Kiladi Kitty'

Cast: Srinagara Kitty and Haripriya,Nivedhitha (Smitha), Mansi, Sharan, Dilip, Anand, Satyajith, Sangeetha, Mukyamantri Chandru, Rangayana Raghu, B Jayamma, Veena Sunder, Ramesh Pandit, Sadashiva Brahmavar, V Manohar
Music: Jaassie Gift - Lyrics: Yogaraj Bhat
Singers: Sonu Nigam & Shreya Goshal
Song: Madhura Huchchu Modhale Itthu Kalla
Director: Anantharaju

Sonu Nigam Live In Raleigh USA June 2012

Sonu Nigam Ft In Naz Choudhury Speaks On The Upcoming Dhamaka!

Coming up on the 22nd of April at the world famous O2 in London is a concert not to be missed. Dhamaka brings together for the first time ever singers Sonu Niigaam and Atif Aslam in a concert that is set to captivate music lovers the world over. Naz Choudhury, a dancer and businessman and the brains behind this historic event, speaks to Stacey Yount about the Road to Dhamaka.

What is Dhamaka?

I created Dhamaka because I wanted to do something that people would remember and everyone will relate to. The name came to me when I was thinking that I wanted to do an explosive mega concert and hence the name ‘Dhamaka’, which means just that – ‘explosion’.

The O2 is the world’s most famous venue – an ambitious choice?

I wanted to play the O2 because it’s an emerald of a venue in the UK and world renowned. Most shows take place in the West of London and I really wanted to bring something to the East End, back to my roots. I also want to show people a new venue, especially as it’s the world’s number venue for music.

You’re not even 30 yet and you’re already making history, bringing India and Pakistan together, musically?

I wanted to make history and I wanted to make a show that even I would want to attend if I wasn’t creating it. Sonu Niigaam and Atif Aslam coming together does just that. The vision is to make Dhamaka an iconic movement, that will symbolise togetherness and multiculturalism in the UK. I want to make Dhamaka the Glastonbury of Bollywood in the UK and from here it will only get bigger, because I want to give people memories they will cherish for years to come.

It’s Olympic year in London and Dhamaka is the grand finale of a fleet of concerts in April…

I wanted to give Asians a show they will treasure, I want to symbolise the Olympic year in a way we will remember. I aim to take the legacy of my company, Flex FX forward, and it doesn’t get bigger than the O2, because even as a dancer myself, to a choreographer to a director and now a producer, The O2 is the only venue in the UK that I haven’t performed at.

You challenged one of UK’s top shows on the BBC, Dragon’s Den about their rejection and took the high road…

After Dragon’s Den, I nationally declared I will do it, I believe in my legacy and I will make it happen and from there I set my targets and just went for it. Let’s see now, as this is the final chapter, because everything else I said on the show I have done. Dhamaka is the last chapter to close that book and say I told you so. I had my investors within a week after Dragons’ Den, but timing was everything and for me, and so was this Olympic year, 2012.

Dhamaka is only the 2nd Asian musical event at the O2 – why is this?

The O2 has only had two Bollywood events since it officially opened – the Unforgettable Tour with the Bachchan family in 2008, and the AR Rahman show in 2010. Since than there was a drop of Asian shows coming to the O2. Although this is a venue that sells out every night, it still hasn’t attracted the eye for the Asian public. The team at The O2 are very proud to host Dhamaka and are really excited about the stars and the calibre of talent we are bringing to the one night extravaganza.

How did Atif Aslam, one of Pakistan’s biggest names, get on the road to Dhamaka?

Atif Aslam stole the show in 2007 in Royal Albert Hall, and he was truly amazing. In 2012, he will be bringing all his hit numbers and tributes. The way he encourages the crowd and gets them involved is phenomenal. I am expecting Atif Aslam to give the performance of his life at Dhamaka 2012, because he is a gifted rock-star, and will perform alongside a musical legend. I’m expecting him to get the audience on their feet and shake the O2.

Sonu Niigaam is one of the biggest names in music – how did he get on the road to Dhamaka?

Sonu Niigaam he needs no introduction, the word legend is the only one that comes to mind. Expect him to be very entertaining and he will perform all his major hits, that will take you through his years of consistent Bollywood hits. His presence, his versatility and variety is beyond imagination. Expect the unexpected with Sonu Niigaam. I haven’t worked with him before, but one thing I know is that while I was in India signing stars for Dhamaka, every celebrity, singer and performer I met, recommended Sonu Niigaam, as the best performer in India. I had absolutely no doubt that he deserves the O2 Arena.

Why did you take the reigns to produce Dhamaka back in 2007 and now again in 2012?

Dhamaka 2007 was commissioned by the European Union, as from 2004 to 2009, Flex FX was a non-for-profit organisation and was government funded to mainstream local young people from the UK. Dhamaka started out as a way I brought all the promoters, media and public together and made them aware of my dance company and the talents I have have nurtured, but along the way, it grew from 2004 in Logan hall with Raghav, to 2007 with Atif Aslam and Jay Sean in Royal Albert Hall, to this day at The O2.

Tell us about the pricing of the tickets – seems you’re going the way Prince did, with his series of shows at the O2?

I wanted to start tickets at £25 because I wanted people to see two world class performers for the price of one. I want to introduce a venue that many have never seen. Flex FX and Dhamaka was never a money making entity, which is what the Dragons’ Den people from BBC failed to understand. It’s about passion, legacy and making those memories that everyone can become a part of.

Who are Flex FX?

Over the years Flex FX has created, hosted and performed in the biggest Bollywood events in the UK. Now my dance group, Bolly Flex, is internationally renowned for their spectacular talent in Bollywood dance. My main goal was to make people aware that I am an artist first, and then a music promoter. Sonu and Atif know this, which is why they are both really excited to work with me and I’m really honoured by their support. Flex FX has just gone strength to strength over the years, and I am really grateful to all our fans, supporters and everyone who has made this happen for me and for us as a team. I also have to give a special mention to my entire team, especially Syed, Tanya, Hassan, Shahin, Rima, Koyes and AO. Keep up the great work.


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Sonu Nigam Live At The Amdocs Corporate Event - Pune, 31.03.2012

Sonu Nigam Live At Mirchi Music Awards 2012

Sonu Nigam Rocks Le Club Musique Event April 2012

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Sonu Nigam Sings For Anna Bond April 2012

The magic of V Harikrishna continues in 'Anna Bond' film audio with five songs in it. The audio was released jointly by Smt Parvathamma Rajakumar and Shivarajakumar on Monday night at Le Meredian Hotel.

V Harkrishna shown that he is 'Ustaad' of film music today in Kannada filmdom. One of the five songs penned by Jayanth Kaikini sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Goshal Enendhu the melody best in the album

There are two peppy numbers Boni Agadha....sung by Tippu and Thumba Nodbedi Love Aaithadhe....sung by V Harikrishna, music director of the film.

'Anna Bond' from the family of Dr Rajakumar - 80th film in Poornima Enterprises has picked the 30 years old song sung by Puneeth Rajakumar in 'Chalisuva Modagalu'. It is Kanadanthe Mayavadhanu....child Puneeth Rajakumar sung for Chi Udayashanker lyrics and Rajan Nagendra music. The same song after 30 years Puneeth Rajakumar rendered with same zeal for a different tune scored by Harikrishna.

There is a bond song He is Anna Bond very speedy number and four out of five songs are penned by Yogaraj Bhat.

Anand Audio has made the right choice and inserted a poster of Puneeth Rajakumar in a muscular look with a list of caller tune numbers for Anna Bond, Jackie, Prithvi, Raam, Vamshi, Milana, Bindaas, Mourya and Hudugru all in the prestigious company of Anand Audio.