Instead of opting for a press conference to announce the film, Shilpa Shetty Kundra began the promotions of her debut production venture starring Harman Baweja and debutante Ayesha Khanna starrer Dishkiyaoon with a song launch event organised in Mumbai. The first look of the peppy dance number Tu mere type ka nahi hai, which is picturised on Kundra and Baweja, was revealed at the event. On demand from the audience, both the actors took center stage and danced on the track twice. When asked about her experience of dancing on the number, Kundra couldn’t stop praising Baweja’s dancing skills and kept stating that she was extremely nervous to perform with him. “It was too much pressure. I was emotionally blackmailed into doing this song, especially by Sanamjit (director). I was left with no choice and had to say yes. It’s different from the usual dance numbers that you get to see these days,” mentioned Kundra. After being quizzed about his preparations for the number, Baweja said that he can never match up to the actress’ level of performance and confessed that he was extremely nervous.
Composed by White Noise productions with vocals by Kunal Ganjawalla and wife Gayatri, the song is shot on a Moulin Rouge inspired set and has a Broadway feel to it, complete with Hollywood style cinema halls and stalls in the background. The lyrics penned by Mayur Puri is a mix of Hindi and English, with words like ‘scope’ rhyming with ‘dope’ frequently. The Dishkiyaoon album will feature five songs by multiple composers, which includes Sneha Khanwalkar, White Noise Productions and debut music director Palash Muchhal, who happens to be all of eighteen. Interestingly, actor Prashant Narayanan will also turn composer with a song in the film. The lyrics of all the songs are penned by director Sanamjit Talwar.
Melody queen awarded
Bharat Ratna and melody queen of India, singer Lata Mangeshkar was conferred with the First Sathkalaratna Puraskar – 2014, instituted by Sathkalapeetam Payyanur, Kannur, Kerala, at the hands of Swamy Krishnananda Bharathy. For someone who is not new to awards, Mangeshkar was humbled and touched by the gesture and thanked everyone present at the event for bestowing the award upon her. The event, held in Mumbai, turned out to be a great meet for two musical maestros as Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia was also present. Both Mangeshkar and Chaurasia spent quality time talking about music and enquired about each other’s health. Bharathy mentioned that since Mangeshkar is the one and only melody queen of India, it was natural to gift the award to her.