Fans regaled with hit numbers

Fans regaled with hit numbers

Fans regaled with hit numbers

One of the top playback singers of the country, Shreya Ghoshal took the stage at Palace Grounds in the City during the weekend.

Filmconcepts, a Bangalore-based entertainment group, along with the Hiteshi Mahila Maneyangala Trust, organised this concert to raise funds for senior citizens. The young singer started off a decade ago with the magnum opus Devdas and is a well-known name in the music industry today.

So it wasn’t a wonder to see scores of people lined up at the venue to get a glimpse of her and watch her perform live. Though the rains lashed across the City, they didn’t
affect the turnout at the concert.

People entered the venue, drenched from the downpour and pulled plastic chairs to sit on.  Shivprasad Mallaya, of Sa Re Ga Ma fame, came on stage before Shreya and
entertained the music-lovers with songs like Ishq Sufiana and Dil Sambhal
Ja Zara. Soon, the talented Shreya came on stage and started off on a brilliant note with her hit song from ‘Bodyguard’ — Teri Meri Prem Kahaani.

Post this, the women from the trust came on stage, lit the lamp and performed a devotional song. She followed this sweet start with another romantic song, Chalo Tumko Lekar Chalein from Jism. Agar Tum Mil Jao and Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai followed.

Addressing the audience, Shreya said, “Bangalore has so much energy. What have you people eaten? But preserve this energy for the whole show. Don’t burn it off at one shot!” She went on to perform a number of love songs such as Tujhme Rab Dikhta Hai, Teri Or, Tere Mast Mast Do Nain and Chori Kiya Re Jiya.

In many of the duets, Shivprasad ably supported her.  However, the audience waited with bated breath for her to perform the biggest hit of last year — Ooh La La from ‘The Dirty Picture’.

She ended the show with this year’s hit item number from Agneepath — Chikni Chameli. Thanking everyone present, she said, “Whatever I am today is because of my fans.” And the fans, of course, were more than happy to listen to their favourite singer. Shreyas, a software engineer, was present with his whole family for the show.

Though the family complained about the arrangements and the rain, they said they were enjoying the music. “The arrangements are poor here but her performance is nice,” said Shreyas.  “I really like many of her songs like Teri Meri Prem Kahaani and Ooh La La,” he added.