Mission Sapne comes with a new concept of celebrities leveraging their popularity for the benefit of the common man. So, while Salman Khan will be seen turning barber, Ranbir Kapoor will sell vada pav, and Karan Johar will turn photographer. The show will be on air by the end of the month. Several other celebrities like Varun Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Ronit Roy, also will be seen in the show. Interestingly, Mika, who will be seen as a chai wala on Mission Sapne, has also sung the title track for it. The song is called Sach hone ko hai sapna, whose lyrics have been penned by Seema Saini, with its music rendered by Raju Singh. Mika will be seen in the music video of the song as well. A source close to the channel says that Mika has not charged a penny for singing the song and featuring in it, considering the concept of the show. The singer apparently, completed the song in four days, and it shall reflect his style of music.
Satrangi on Zee Q highlights folk music!
A new show called Satrangi shall go on air from April 25, on the recently-launched kids’ edutainment channel ZeeQ. The show provides a platform for kids under the age of 18, to showcase their lineage, traditions and musical talent. Hosted by singer Deepali Sahay, who was an Indian Idol finalist, the show travels to 13 states, discovering the folk music of each one. “As a singer, this show has been a good opportunity for me, to discover folk music, and to make people aware of our cultural heritage. I realised that the peppy Bollywood music that we hear now, has all been derived from folk music, a fact that many are not even aware of,” says Sahay about her experience on the show. Folk forms from northern parts of India, including Punjab, Rajasthan, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and more will be highlighted on the show. While this season covers 13 states, Sahay hopes that there’s a season two, covering music from other states, and she gets to be a part of it. But, despite being a singer, with knowledge about music, more often than not, the preparations were of no use. “As much as you prepare, eventually, you discover something you don’t know, and end up reacting naturally,” adds Sahay. Satrangi will have 13 episodes, each airing every Friday.