Shreya Ghoshal mesmerises Sydney with her midas touch


By Neeru Saluja

She descended Sydney as a queen, sang and conquered the hearts of music lovers who came to see her perform to a packed concert.

On August 21, Sydney Olympic Park Centre witnessed Sydney’s most successful Bollywood concert of the year organised by the pioneer in musical concerts, Cinestarr Events.

Churning out hit songs from her 14 year old music career, Bollywood’s melody queen Shreya Ghoshal touched hearts with her mesmerising voice. The event was hosted by elegant MCs Kumud Merani and Divya Dhingra and the singer was accompanied by Marathi playback singer Hrishikesh Ranade.

Wearing a dazzling green and gold Indian dress, the gorgeous singer set the stage on fire as soon as she arrived. She marked her grand entry with one of her favourite songs ”˜Mohe rang do laal’ from her recent hit ”˜Bajirao Mastani’, followed by the soulful and award winning ”˜Deewani Mastani’ from the same movie.

“This is our show and our night, so let’s enjoy the concert together. I’ll sing a song to reflect the season of Sydney now,” said Shreya as she sang ”˜Bahara Bahara’ from ”˜I Hate Luv Storys’. After a seasonal hit, Shreya sang her romantic track ”˜Agar tum mil jao’ and then the seductive ”˜Jadoo hai nasha hai’ from ”˜Jism’ that proved her versatility as a singer when she started her career.

The humble singer also dedicated a section of the concert to the music maestro AR Rahman whom she has followed since she was a kid. “I never imagined I would collaborate with the living legend Rahman and produce such melodious music,” tells Shreya to the audience. She beautifully sang ”˜Jiya Jale’, the romantic number ”˜Saans mein teri’ and the peppy rain song ”˜Barso Re’ which left her fans wanting for more from the musical duo.

The versatile singer kept on captivating the audience with her hit numbers such as ”˜Maanva lage’, ”˜Mein tenu samjhavana ki’, ”˜Teri mast mast do nain’ to making everyone dance to ”˜Pinga’ and ”˜Yeh Ishq haye’. She excused herself for a short break where the audience was entertained by a cute dance by little talented girls on ”˜Jai Ho’ and a dance medley from dancers from Road2Bollywood. Singer Hrishikesh did a splendid job by keeping everyone engaged with his songs.

With an outfit change, Shreya was back with a bang and transported the music listeners to a golden era. “This is my tribute to all these amazing voices, the singers who inspired me. Hope you like my small effort and please sing with me,” said Shreya. With old classics like ”˜Chaudhvi ka chaand’, ”˜Kabhi Kabhi’, ”˜Aap ki Nazron’ ”˜Aa jaane jaan’, Piya tu ab to aaja’, ”˜Do lafzon ki hai’, ”˜Lag ja gale’ and ”˜Dum maaro dum’, the singer took a step ahead to prove her versatility and won the hearts of the audience.

Shreya left no stone unturned to engage with her audience and was bubbly and energetic throughout the show. “And now let’s have some fun!” declared Shreya. Her next songs ”˜Zoobi doobi’, ”˜Oo la la’, ”˜Nagada sang dhol’, ”˜Radha on the dance floor’, ”˜Chikni chameli’ left the crowd dancing and whistling!

Ghoshal closed the show with a powerful rendition of the love song of 2014, ”˜Sun raha ha na tu’ which was a repetitive request from the members of the audience. With a perfect pitch voice, Shreya gave her best finale song to the most memorable concert of the year.






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