Manjari Phadnis sings for Fakhr-e-Alam
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Manjari Phadnis, best known for her role opposite Imran Khan in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na has sung a song for Pakistani pop singer Fakhr-e-Alam's album, Beats Beyond Borders. The actress-cum-singer has lent her voice for one of the songs in the album, which features nine other Indian artistes. Explaining the collaboration, Manjari said, "Fakhr-e-Alam, who is one of the biggest pop icons in Pakistan has brought together nine singers for this album in an attempt to facilitate peace between India and Pakistan. There are singers like Alka Yagnik, Roop Kumar Rathod, Javed Ali, Keerti, Chang, Neeti Mohan, Shibani Kashyap and me. We have all sung one song in the album." Manjari told us that the album, which released in Pakistan to an amazing response, will release in India around the second week of October. Manjari also informed us that several concerts will be held, to raise funds which will be used for a noble cause. "Whatever money is collected through concerts will be sent to organisations working for underprivileged children in India and Pakistan," said Manjari.
Wacked-out affair Aiyyaa
Wacky, whimsical and ludicrous are the adjectives that come to mind when you hear the songs from Rani Mukerji's newly released Aiyyaa the first time. Composer Amit Trivedi and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya evidently went all out while creating this fascinatingly entertaining album.
The album begins with the popular Dreamum Wakeupum, which will have you in splits. Stringing together suggestive lyrics including a line which goes, Top to baseam kama sutram, Sizeum matterum thinkum wonderum, makes it a hilarious composition. Many have thrashed the track for its inanity. However, I feel it's one of those songs which doesn't need to be taken too seriously. Sowmya Raoh has fun singing the track, and adds an untainted South Indian flavour to it. Sava Dollar, a happy lavani song sung by Sunidhi Chauhan has references to Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Sachin Tendular, Madhuri Dixt and even Karan Johar's television show Koffee With Karan, which makes it interesting. Aga Bai, sung by Shalmali Kholgade and Monali Thakur begins as a bhajan, but surprisingly explodes into a thumping disco number, retaining the tangy Maharashtrian flavour. Aga Bai features an interplay of traditional and western music; as does Wakda, sung by Amit Trivedi himself, which also has a Carnatic feel to it.
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