People think I’m a serious rapper: Raftaar (TV Snippets)

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Rapper Raftaar, who collaborated with singer Anmol Malik to compose a single for popular comedy show “Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain”, says people often think of him as a serious rapper.

The song will feature Raftaar rapping at a fast pace, while Anmol takes the lead on the main verse and chorus. The lyrics of the song have been specially crafted to suit the tempo of the show.

“This is a really new experience for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. ‘Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain’ is one of the comedy shows that I regularly watch online as I am constantly travelling and I love the characters in it,” Raftaar, whose real name is Dilin Nair, said in a statement.

“This was an experimental thought, but it all fit in beautifully. People think I am a serious rapper, but the ‘Bhabhi Ji…’ song will showcase a fun side of me — something that I have thoroughly enjoyed working on. I am looking forward to people’s reaction to this song,” he added.

“Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain” is aired on &TV.


Himesh Reshammiya goes gaga over ‘Li’l Champs’ contestants

Music composer and actor Himesh Reshammiya, who is seen as a mentor on singing reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs” alongside singers Neha Kakkar and Javed Ali, was in awe of two contestants from Kolkata after watching their performance.

The two contestants, Rajashree Bag and Riya Biswas, captivated everyone with their striking vocal abilities.

While Riya performed on legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar’s popular song “Tere mere beech main”, Rajshree sung “Mohe rang do laal” from “Bajirao Mastani”.

“I’m confident that these girls from Kolkata will make India proud. Both of them are legendary kids. They are not only perfect in ‘sur’ and ‘taal’, but have a great tonal quality,” Himesh said in a statement.

“Their modulations are so nuanced and flawless that one gets instantly hooked to their voice,” he added.

“Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs” is aired on Zee TV.


Salim Merchant gives Bollywood break to ‘The Voice India’ contestant

Popular singer-composer Salim Merchant will give Pune-based aspiring singer Sharayu Date, who is currently seen as a contestant in “The Voice India Season 2”, her break in Bollywood.

Salim said Sharayu will soon be working with him on a big music project.

“Sharayu is an immensely talented girl. She has a lot of knowledge about music and she has also done playback singing for Marathi movies as a child,” Salim said in a statement.

“Her journey in music is definitely something to look up to and I feel that she is now ready to sing for Bollywood. She will be working with me in my next Bollywood project and I’m extremely happy to be working with her,” he added.

“The Voice India Season 2” is aired on &TV.