Bollywood music-composers have to often go through grilling on whether a track is rip-off of an already composed song. And latest in the news is ‘Dil Le Jaa’ (Toh Baat Pakki) which according to some critics resemble ‘Yaara Dhol Bajake’ (Dhol) a lot.
On the recommendation of superstar Salman Khan, the first blind band Udaan got its big break with the album ‘Udaan Instrumental’ which was produced by T-series and gave chance to Udaan Entertainment to showcase their talent. The album turned out so well that T-series’ Kishan Kumar decided to produce two to three albums every year with them.
Alyssa Mendonca who has sung her first ever song ‘Uff Teri Adaa’ in the film ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ was a bundle of nerves before taking up the mike. Shy by nature, Alyssa is very confident with everything that she does except recording song, where she gets anxious.
After the great success of Mitali Chaudhry’s first music album ‘Tofha’, the singer is now ready to rock with another Indi Pop album titled ‘Piya’. Mitali’s sweet voice, her style of singing, versatility and her ability to sing on a high pitch (scale) have attracted many music directors in Bollywood. But the singer has something different in her mind for her album ‘Piya’.
The cat is out of the bag. Ekta Kapoor and her director Milan Luthria were looking for a neo-Helen for the longest time. The original plan of discovering a completely untried dancer failed as time was running out. They’ve finally zeroed in on Gauhar Khan who has been secretly jiving away to Helen’s most popular cabaret ‘Piya tu ab to aaja’ for Luthria’s ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’.
Producer Kumar Taurani along with superstar Vivek Oberoi unveiled the music of his latest action packed film ‘Prince’ at Phoenix Mills and Oberoi Mall in Mumbai on 21st Feb, Sunday.
Pyarelal (of the renowned music director-duo pair Laxmikant Pyarelal) was felicitated by the Malwa Rangmanch Samiti in Ujjain recently. He was accorded the warmest welcome by the huge gathering. Pyarelal Sharma, the musical better half of Laxmikant Kudalkar who gave music to over 500 films in Bollywood was felicitated by Dr Mohan Gupta, Vice Chancellor of Maharishi Panini Sanskrit Vishvavidhyalay, Shri Neeraj Mandloi, Shri Shubkaran Sharma and Shri R.D.Jain on the dais with the traditional ‘Tilak’ on the forehead and crowned with a pink turban.
Lyrists Guru Thakur made the Marathi music industry dance on his words with sensational poetry in films like ‘Me Shivaji Raje Bhosle Boltoy’ and ‘Natarang’. Guru also commands respect for penning down some beautiful touchy lyrics like, ‘Mann Udhan Varayache’ (Aga Bai Arechya!) and ‘Apsara Ali’ (Natarang) and many more great writings. But not many know that the bard was once a wannabe actor!
Playback singer Babul Supriyo whose Bollywood career started with a break by Kalyanji-Anandji as a playback singer in the movie ‘Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai’ will be soon seen in one of the Bengali Movie in a new avatar.
Renowned lyricist Javed Akhtar who works every year with a bunch of new talent has nicely managed to strike a balance with the youth. But how is he able to do it? He says, “I think it’s not really difficult to work with them, you just need to be realistic enough to accept the fact that there are certain things which they understand and you don’t. And there are certain things which you understand and they don’t.”