One of the foremost singers of the Hindi film industry will present an evening of music and melody in Auckland Wellington next month.
Kumar Sanu, who created a sensation by recording 28 songs on a single day (thereby entering the Guinness Book of Records), will be on stage at the Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau (Auckland) on November 19 and at the Bharat Bhavan Indian Cultural Centre in Wellington on November 20.
With more than 17,000 songs to his credit, Sanu is a recipient of Padma Sri Award of the Indian Government and five consecutive Filmfare Awards (another record), apart from accolades from producers, directors, music composers, actors and most important of all, listeners from all over the world.
According to critics, Sanu is one of the most prolific singers ever to work in the Indian film industry, “which is a testament not only to his polished technique, but also to his unparalleled ability to quickly and effortlessly master unfamiliar material in the studio.”
Among his major hits are Tuje Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam (‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’), Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga, Rum Jhum Rum Jhum (‘1942 a Love story), Ye Kali Kali Aankhen (‘Baazigar’), Kaho Na Pyar Hai (‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai) and Tu Meri Zindagi Hai (‘Aashiqi’).
Bali Braham Bhatt, a popular host based in UK will be the Master of Ceremonies, while DJs Gabroo and Jolly are managing the event.
Film Producer Shyam Upadhyay (who had produced the highly acclaimed short English film Waiting for You) is the producer and presenter of the Programme under his ‘Films Gallery’ banner.
Established in 2003, the Mumbai based creative company is involved in production of feature films, documentaries, commercials and event management.
Mr Upadhyay was the line producer of Putaani Party for the Children’s Film Society of India, which won the ‘National Award for Best Children’s Film’ in 2009.
Waiting for You (2008) was an Indo-Kiwi Collaboration drama, picturised in New Zealand and India and shown at the Manukau Film Festival 2008 and Pravasi Film Festival New Delhi in 2010.
Tickets for the Kumar Sanu show will be on sale shortly.
Indian Newslink will publish further details in an ensuing edition.
Photo Caption: Shyam Upadhyay (right) with Kumar Sanu discussing the latter’s forthcoming New Zealand programme in Mumbai, India.