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Saturday, 27 October 2012

Sonu Nigam To Perform At The People's Choice Awards!

For the first time ever in the almost four-decade history of the franchise, the acclaimed People’s Choice Awards arrives from the shores of America to India. It’s the only awards show in India honouring various fields of our pop culture across Bollywood, music, television and sports.

he USP of the awards format is in the fact that it adheres to the motto of the people, for the people and by the people! The People’s Choice official website at houses the voting platform where fans determine the winners for the annual awards show.

The awards ceremony, to be held today (October 27) at Film City will bring Bollywood bigwigs like Madhuri Dixit, newlyweds Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Sonu Nigam, Parineeti Chopra, Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar under one roof where they will put up a stellar performance for the audience. Ayushmann Khurrana will be the host for the evening and will enthrall the audience with his great comic style.

Speaking at a media briefing, Priyanka Chopra says, “I have seen the US version of these awards a lot of times, and I think Colors is the best platform to be presenting these awards. I love live acts, and I always try and do something different, and that’s what I will be doing at the People’s Choice Awards this time too.”

Akash Sharma, co-founder and MD, Bulldog Media & Entertainment, the format holders of the franchise for the Indian territory & the company behind bringing the successful entertainment franchise to India says, “When Bulldog was invited to the People’s Choice Awards in the US a few years ago, I knew it was an amazing franchise. But what hit us the most was that this was a show that gave a voice to the people.”


Friday, 26 October 2012

Sonu Nigam - Six Minute Recording!

Versatile singer Sonu Niigaam is known not just for his voice but also for being very quick in learning tunes and rendering them to perfection. A well established name in Hindi cinema, his voice has become a favourite for Kannada movie lovers. He has sung over 600 Kannada songs. He also released a music album in Kannada, Neene Bari Neene in 2009.

Sonu who has lent his voice to the song 'Chendutiya Pakkadali' from the movie Drama, recorded this song in just six minutes! Yograj Bhatt who is the director of this flick said that it was no surprise that Sonu was so quick. Having recorded so many Kannada songs, he was very much one from the Kannada fraternity!

Drama is a romantic comedy starring Yash and Radhika Pandit in lead roles. The music of the movie is composed by V. Harikrishna. The music which was released in September is a huge hit. The movie is expected to hit screens for Diwali 2012.


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sonu Nigam Sings Fulche Sagor - Suruchi Sangha 2012

Sonu Nigam Makes A Comeback On The Big Screen!

Singer Sonu Niigaam is no stranger to the camera. After making music videos, a few stints on the big screen and his successful run on television, the singer is now exploring a new first — appearing in a music video for the upcoming film 1920: Evil Returns. “I have never done a music video for an original soundtrack of a film. And here, I appear as myself. It was pretty exciting,” says the singer.

What made it interesting for Sonu was the fact that it brought fans together. “As singers, we have our own fan-following along with that of the actors. When we do a music video together, the fan bases merge and it becomes a fabulous experience,” explains Sonu. The response from the fans has been overwhelming with audience at almost every public event requesting Sonu to sing Ajnabee, he says. The video was shot about three months ago and when Sonu returned from the US, it was ready to roll.

The singer has been keeping busy with many things, he confesses. “I keep myself busy. There’s so much to do. Making music, spending time with parents and my son. Life is quite busy,” he smiles. Sonu has now started making music and says, “I am is busy making tunes, and I also arrange the music all by myself, so I manage to be on my toes.


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Friday, 19 October 2012

Sonu Nigam To Perform AT The Peoples Award!

The popular duo of Bollywood have already got the eyeballs rolling. And the couple is coming out with lot more. For the very first time after marriage, Saifeena will sizzle together in a award function. The award is called the Peoples Choice Award.

Not just that, there will also be performances by the celebrity brigade -
Sonu Nigam, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, , Parineeti Chopra
Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar amongst others .
The ever-charming Ayushmann Khurana will take on as the host for the awards and will be seen cracking-up the audience with his comic style. The ground event will be held on 27 October, 2012.The award function will be aired on GEC Colors.

With Saifeena performing together, it looks like the stage is all set to be on fire !


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Sonu Nigam Sings For 1920 - Evil Returns' - A Music Reveiw!

One expects some lilting melodies in the soundtrack of 1920 - Evil Returns. Even though the film's prequel, 1920, didn't really have much to cheer about other than 'Vaada Tumse Hain Vaada', the track record of Vikram Bhatt's films has been super-strong when it comes to the music. Yes, 1920 - Evil Returns is directed by debutant Bhushan Patel but with Vikram as the producer, you expect his stamp in the musical journey that this horror thriller takes. With Chirantan Bhatt as the composer (whose songs from Haunted indeed haunt till date), one indeed looks forward to what the team has to offer.


As expected, 1920 - Evil Returns embarks on a fantastic start with 'Apnaa Mujhe Tu Lagaa', a love song that has Sonu Nigam at his best. Deservingly, he also features in the music video of the song which is not just highly melodious but also immensely catchy. The song manages to hook you on in the very beginning while its smooth flow only makes you play it on for that pleasant evening with the loved one. At times songs like these work well mainly at the 'mukhda' but the good part of this well written number by Shakeel Azmi is that it turns out to be even better during the 'antara' portions. An excellent number.

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Sonu Nigam Pays Tribute To Late Jagjit Singh!

The evening of October 10th witnessed a me'lange of singers from the music fraternity come together to celebrate the musical legacy of ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh.
On the occasion of his first death anniversary, his wife Chitra Singh curated an intimate tribute concert.

Soulful performances by Sonu Nigam, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Anup Jalota, Shankar Mahadevan made it an evening to remember.

Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh hosted the evening which also witnessed the launch of unheard, unreleased, original compositions by the maestro called 'The Master and His Magic'.

The event was attended by Kavitha Seth, Leslie Lewis, Siddharth Haldipur and Sangeet Haldipur.

Chitra Singh said, ''The Master and His Magic' is a tribute to Jagjitji and a gift to millions of his fans. I am sure that through these unreleased original compositions his legacy will live on and his fans will relive his music. This album celebrates the history created by the legend.'

Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma said, 'I have heard many voices but nothing like Jagjit Singh and today we have gathered here to celebrate his music. He physically may not be with us but his music will always be alive.'

On the launch of the album Shridhar Subramaniam, President India and Middle East Sony Music Entertainment, said, 'We are honored to be a part of this album which is a rare collection of his unreleased recordings. We have had a close relationship with the family and while releasing this album along with Mrs. Chitra Singh, we feel his blessings and there can be nothing more encouraging than this.'

'On the occasion of his first death anniversary, we believe that the event hosted by Chitraji was an appropriate tribute to the legend and will help us relive the music that he has created over the years.'


Sonu Nigam Performing At GIMA Awards - "Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin"

Sonu Nigam At Amitabh's 70th Birthday Party At Filmcity, Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan wants a quite 70th birthday but Jaya is making elaborate plans for a special day. Amitabh Bachchan will turn 70 on October 11 this year and where on one hand, the entire Hindi film industry is looking forward to the celebrations, the Big B himself claims that it's just another day for him. It is being said that wife Jaya Bachchan has planned an elaborate birthday celebration for her husband, which would include painting and poster exhibitions.

Amitabh Bachchan born Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan on 11 October 1942 is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decade Bachchan is regarded as the greatest and most influential actor in the history of Indian cinema.Bachchan has won numerous major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards as Best Actor, and fourteen Filmfare Awards. He is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 37 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. He also had a stint in politics in the 1980s. He has received both the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan civilian awards from the Indian government.


Saturday, 6 October 2012

Sonu Nigam To Perform At Sarvajanik Vashi Durga Puja 19th To 20th October 2012

Celebrate Durga Puja with Sonu Nigam.

Engulfed in rich tradition, the 2012 Vashi Durga Puja is not just an event but is one of the biggest Durga Puja celebration in the world. The royal patronage, incessant supply of cultural festivities mixed with fast-paced action of celebrity performances outfitted in authentic Bengali flavour, making it the most prestigious event in the national calendar.

Sarvojanik Vashi Durga Puja 2012 organized under the auspices of The Bengal Trust celebrates from Friday, 19th October, 2012 till Tuesday, 23rd October 2012. Sarvojanik Vashi Durga Puja is known across the city for its grandeur and cultural values. The core objective of the festival is to create a confluence of traditional and contemporary elements. More than two lakh people attend the 5-day Durga Puja festival, which offers religious programs, Maha-Bhog, scintillating star studded attendees and musical programs and lot of other elements of celebration.

With a replica of the world famous Belur Temple as Devi Mandap, a large traditional Idol, solemn Pushpanjalis, wholesome Bhogs and entertainment programmes by artists as celebrated as superstar Shahrukh Khan (hosted by Neha Dhupia), Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Poornima Shrestha, Somlata Acharya, etc., the endeavour will be to organize the most acclaimed Durga Puja of the country at Vashi, Navi Mumbai along with colossal fte for our attendees. This years celebration anticipates your presence.

Sonu Nigam
One of the best playback singers in Bollywood. From Yeh Dil Deewana to Pardes and Sandese Aate Hai from Border catapulted Sonu to fame, and soon he became the most sought after playback singer in Bollywood with innumerable hits under his belt. He received the prestigious National Award in 2003 for his song Kal Ho Na Ho. Even on the indipop front, he delivered one chartbuster after another over the years with his album Deewana breaking all records in 1998. Sa Re Ga Ma, the singing talent show on Television, which Sonu hosted for a few years made him a loved face in all households. Today, Sonu is an international icon. From being the best Indian live act to being a celebrity RJ to hosting and judging TV shows to acting in films to walking the ramp to featuring on the cover of magazines to collaborating with some of the biggest International musicians, he`s done it all. He has sung in every genre and in almost every language. He has represented the country at several prestigious forums and inspired people al over the world with his talent and charm. For the man who gives full justice to his talent with sheer dedication and hard work, we say, this journey has just begun!

Language: Hindi/Bengali
Genre: Festival
Performers: Sonu Nigam
Length: 3 hrs

Date : Oct 22, 2012
Venue : Centre One Mall, West Wing, Basement, Center One
Near Railway StationSector No 30 A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai
Time : 07:30 AM

Sonu Nigam Rocks GIMA AWARDS!

The 3rd Chevrolet Star Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA) powered by LR Active took place on October 1st, in the presence of the crème de la crème of the music and film fraternity, in a magical ceremony at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai The ceremony, hosted by Saif Ali Khan and Parineeti Chopra, featured stellar performances by celebrated musicians and Bollywood stars including Shankar Mahadevan and his sons – Shivam and Siddarth, Sonu Niigaam, Sonkashi Sinha with Mika, Sukhwinder among others. There was a special act dedicated to the musical maestro AR Rahman for completing 20 years in the industry, he was felicitated by none other than Yash Chopra. Renowned singers like Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Udit Narayan, Naresh Iyer, Mohit Chauhan, Chitra, Sonu Niigaam came together to honor the young legend with a heart-warming performance to some of his chartbuster hits like ‘Dil Hai Chota Sa’, ‘Tu Hi Re’, ‘Chanda Re Chande Re’, ‘Mitwa’, ‘ Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali’, ‘Ru Ba Ru’, ‘Saathiya’, ‘Sadda Haq’ and ‘Jai Ho’.

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha enthralled the audience with her high-energy act to her latest hit songs like ‘Go Go Govinda’, ‘Chinta Ta’ (along with Mika) and her upcoming movie ‘Son of Sardar’. The surprise in the act was co-star and Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn who joined her on-stage to groove on the title track of ‘Son of Sardar’. A special award honoring ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ went to Smt. Girija Devi (Indian Classical singer) while the ‘Global Indian Musician Award’ was bestowed upon music legend Pt. Jasraj.

Rockstar walked away with 6 GIMA Awards leading in the Film category, there was a tie between Alka Yagnik & Babul Supriyo (Mone-Rob) and Sarvani Sen & Kaushiki Desikan (Yatra 2) for the Best Folk Album in the Non-film Category. Noted musician Dr. L Subramanium received the Best Carnatic Classical Album Instrumental in the Non Film Category.
GiMA 2012 saw a total number of 10 awards being given out in the Film Category while 12 awards in the Non-film category.

On the special tribute given at the 3rd Chevrolet Star GIMA Awards, AR Rahman said, “I was hinted out about the tribute but I did not realize that this will create such a big nostalgia. I have learnt a lot from all these singers who have touched my heart today. I still remember the day of my first concert in 1996 when most of the singers who sang today, came to watch me. I really thank GIMA for this. I am truly touched.”

Check out the full list of winners and images from the event below!

Non-Film Music

Best Music Debut – Gulraj Singh – Music Director – Ganaraj Adhiraj

Best Pop Album – Papon for The Story So Far

Best Rock Album – Advaita for The Silent Sea

Best Pop/Rock Single – Bickram Ghosh feat various artists for Vande Mataram

Best Devotional Album – Shri Jagjit Singh for Nivedan

Best Ghazal Album – Shri Jagjit Singh and Gulzar for Tere Bayaan Ghalib

Best Folk Album – Alka Yagnik and Babul Supriyo for Mone Robe

Best Fusion Album – Karsh Kale for Cinema

Best Hindustani Classical Album – Vocal – Ustad Rashid Khan for Classical Wonders of India

Best Hindustani Classical Album – Instrumental – Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia for Flute Diety

Best Carnatic Classical Album – Instrumental – Dr. L Subramaniam for Innovations

Best Carnatic Classical Album – Vocal – Sanjay Subrahmanyan for Ellam Sivan Seyal

Film Music

Best Engineer – Film Album – Hentry Kuruvilla, PA Deepak, S.Sivakumar, TR Krishna Chetan – Rockstar

Best Music Arranger & Programmer – Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy for Senorita – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Best Background Score – A.R. Rahman for Rockstar

Best Music Debut – Singer Ayushmann Khurrana for Paani da rang – Vicky Donor

Best Playback Singer -Female – Nandini Srikar for Bhare Naina – Ra.One

Best Playback Singer – Male – A.R. Rahman Mohit Chauhan & Javed Ali for Kun Faya Kun – Rockstar and A.R. Rahman & Mohit Chauahn for Nadaan Parinde – Rockstar

Best Lyricist – Irshad Kamil for Nadaan Parinde – Rockstar

Best Music Director – A.R. Rahman for Rockstar

Best Film Song – Chammak Challo – Ra.One

Best Film Album – A.R. Rahman for Rockstar