It’s not his first time to Dubai and is unlikely to be his last. Sonu Nigam may be Dubai’s most familiar Bollywood fixture, but his charm doesn’t erode with each passing concert. The Kal Ho Na Ho singer will hit the stage on April 5 at the Dubai Tennis Stadium with him a 40-member troupe, as part of third du World Music Festival.
In 1993, T-series music mogul Gulshan Kumar gave him that break by offering him a song in his film Aaja Meri Jaan. But true fame came in the form of Accha Sila Diya in 1995. The song from the film Bewafa Sanam was Nigam’s first bonafide hit.