The singer wowed members of the exclusive music club with his live-wire performance
Be it playback singing, music albums or live performances, there is one singer who never fails to disappoint music lovers: Sonu Niigaam. Ghazal singer Talat Aziz, who has been mentor to Sonu in his struggling days, was not wrong in describing him as the ‘true rockstar’ at the Gitanjali Le Club Musique event held in Mumbai on April 1. Sonu enthralled audiences at the exclusive music night organised by Bina Aziz and Lucky Morani’s music club. He charmed everyone by appearing on stage from among the guests, and then hugging the newly crowned Miss India 2012 winners, who were also present. Sonu went on to perform some of his hit Bollywood numbers and also his personal favourites, including ballads, patriotic songs and dance tracks, and some of his original album numbers on demand. He presented fantastic versions of the songs, fusing them together better than anyone else and also indulging in some jugalbandi with the guitarist and drummer.
Musical greats including Usha Uthup, Leslie Lewis, Talat Aziz, Adnan Sami, Shibani Kashyap, Sapna Awasthi, Suleiman Merchant, Anoushka Manchanda and others were enjoying Sonu’s music. Not wanting to leave his colleagues and mentors out, Sonu invited them on stage and sang along with them, mimicking them and sharing anecdotes. Even though he had returned from a concert in Pune the previous night, Sonu was in top form and came in to entertain – leaving the audience clapping, whistling and humming along. Actors Shahrukh Khan, Zayed Khan, Rohit Roy and Anoop Soni were also present at the event, and former Miss India Ankita Shorey launched the Lucera Collection of fashion jewellery as the new brand ambassador. VIEW PICS BELOW
Photos: Publicity stills. Shahrukh Khan photo courtesy: Pinkvilla