Buzz 365 Entertainments organized a live concert of MTV Bollyland at Bhubaneswar. The audiences were enthralled by the performances of top Bollywood singers like Sukhwinder Singh, Benny Dayal and Kanika Kapoor who were accompanied with DJ Chetas and DJ Kiran Kamath. To present the live performances of Bollywood singers, MTV Bollyland was conceptualized by Live Viacom18 and Cineyug.
The audiences of the city gathered to see the extraordinary performances of the Bollywood singers. The performance started with the Dard-e-disco song by Sukhwindar Singh. His very energetic voice kept the audiences hooked. The power packed performance of the Mr. Singh helped in creating a very lively atmosphere at the venue. He also sang songs like like Chaiya Chaiya and other popular tracks.
Audiences saw a vibrant entry at the event from singer Beny Dayal. Many Popular tracks like Batameez Dil and Besharmi Ki Height made the environment very energetic.
Baby Doll and Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan famed singer Kanika Kapoor too performed at the event. Her peppy songs coupled with her rocking voice surely gave the youngsters a chance to shake their legs at the event.
Winner of the prestigious IMAI award, DJ Kiran Kamath has been a pioneer in Bollywood Mashups. Along with Dj Chetas, he sure kept the audiences dancing throughout the event.
MTV Bollyland surely matched the vibes of the audiences and kept them entertained throughout the evening.
Today being Valentine’s Day Love is just everywhere and from card shops to cafes to hotels and films; it is this wonderful emotion that is dominating the scene today. Jodi Love Dile Na Praane is gearing up for release this month and this film also deals essentially with the various stages of love. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent Priyanka Dutta caught up with Tollywood actor Abir Chatterjee at the music launch of his New Bengali film at Park Plaza to talk about his views on this Day of Love and also his character in the new Bengali Movie Jodi Love Dile Na Praane.
So here we have Abir Chatterjee on Valentine’s Day talking about his New Movie Jodi Love Dile Na Praane, Relationships, Love and More …
Click Play to Listen to Abir Chatterjee Talk about Valentine’s Day
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What is your take on the day?
Abir Chatterjee– Frankly I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day in my life. Hence I do not have much idea on this issue. However I have no objections to celebrating Valentine’s Day. All the very best from me for those individuals who will be celebrating a day specially dedicated to love. Celebrating such a day is not a sinful act. Celebrating love must always be appreciated. There are many people who are engaged in wrong deeds. At least the people who are celebrating Valentine’s Day will be doing something good out of love.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– You had a love marriage. Despite the fact that you have never celebrated Valentine’s Day, what tips would you like to give to the love struck couples?
Abir Chatterjee– Every relationship is a big responsibility. When we are in a relationship we feel that this is the ultimate relationship. But that may not be the case. Breakups do happen. What is important is to be honest in the relationship. Honesty matters. Often breakups happen due to this lack of honesty. It is very important to argue at times. That increases the love in a relationship. However, one must see to it that the arguments do not blow up into quarrels. I have also seen people who are in a relationship and they are not at all happy. It is important to be in a relationship and also be happy. Another important thing to remember is the fact that breakups happen. But one must never think of the breakup and embitter things. That will only increase the stress in life of an individual. Already we are too much stressed. Why add more to our life….
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Can you throw some light on the character that you are playing in the film Jodi Love Dile Na Praane?
Abir Chatterjee– I play the role of Anish Chatterjee in the film. He works in a newspaper office. He is a typical family man. But on seeing him one can understand that he is holding something back. He is not expressing himself properly. The film goes in flashback mode and shows Anish twenty years ago when he was then called Sona Da. Sona da is the typical North Kolkata boy. He goes for and dances his heart out in the idol immersion processions, participates in cultural events and tries to woo girls. This is the typical North Kolkata boy who could be found in the 1990’s time period in the city. They are not seen now though. The highlight of this character is that the boy who was once so full of life has now become a reserved individual. What led to this change is what you will get to discover in the movie..
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– How did you prepare yourself for this role? Or could you relate with it?
Abir Chatterjee– I could relate with it partially and I had to prepare for the other part. Playing the role of the twenty-something lad was easy as I have passed that age. However the challenge was playing the role of the forty something man as I am yet to reach that age. I had to think of how to act and get the mannerisms correct. However I did not have much of issues with it as I was working with Sudeshna di and Abhishek da and when I work with them, no problem is ever a problem for me. They are like a family and I had even done my first film with them. I am personally a fan of Sukanta Ganguly’s novels. I have read his novels. I have done this simply to get a grasp of how the characters work or behave in his books. That helps a lot in the portrayal onscreen.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– What expectations do you have from this film?
Abir Chatterjee– This is a simple story on love. Love is an important element in every human being’s life. Jodi Love Dile Na Praane is a simple story with all the Bengali elements in them. Love has been analyzed in this film. There is a need for love always in our lives. With the increasing of age of a person the definition of love changes for the person. The film essentially deals with this very concept of love and I am hopeful that the audience will love it.
The film has four songs which have been composed by Raja Narayan Deb. Benny Dayal has even recorded a Bengali song for the movie for the first time. Haath Baralei Bondhu is a peppy track and has been sung by Zinia Deb and written by Dipangshu Acharya. Srijato has penned the lyrics of Paltabe Somoy. This song has been sung by Ishita Chakraborty and Dibyendu Mukherjee. Ek Chokh Swapno has been sung by Rupankar. There is a Atul Prasad Sen number in the film too and has been sung by newcomer Soumya Pal. The music of this film is fast, romantic and melodious.
Last year it was Ranbir Kapoor who paid homage of sorts to Shammi Kapoor by dancing to the tune of ‘Badtameez Dil’ [YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI]. This year it is the turn of one film old Sidharth Malhotra to do the same in HASEE TOH PHASEE.
‘That’s true,’ informs our source, ‘The song in question is titled ‘Shake It Like Shammi’. There is a fun situation in the film and Sidharth is grooving to the tune, Shammi Kapoor style!’
Incidentally, the song is sung by Benny Dayal who had also rendered ‘Badtameez Dil’.
‘The lyrics too are in line with the kind of fun element that was prevalent in Shammi Kapoor’s films. Also, one can’t miss the saxophone that comes at just the right moments, hence bringing back the nostalgia. There are good rock-n-roll elements coming into play for good measure,’ the source adds.
For someone who didn’t mind confessing during the days of STUDENT OF THE YEAR that dancing to Bollywood tunes was something that really required some effort, Sidharth had to work extra hard to get the steps right for ‘Shake It Like Shammi’. After all, the fact cannot be denied that comparisons would be obvious.
On contacted, Sidharth did admit dancing to the tune of ‘Shake It Like Shammi’. However he forewarned that it would be sacrilege to even compare his steps with the kind that Shammi Kapoor had mastered in songs like ‘Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyaar Tera’, ‘Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ or ‘Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai’.
He said, ‘Come on, I am not even trying to emulate him. I can’t even think of doing that, can I? It is just that the lyrics are suggesting Shammi Kapoor’s presence.’
Whether it would be yet another ‘Badtameez Dil’, if not an ‘Aaja Aaja’? Well, one now waits to see how the song is picturized since that would go a long way in deciding the kind of popularity it would enjoy in weeks to come.