As part of the BBC Asian Network’s season of programming to celebrate 100 years of Bollywood, the station launched on Monday, April 29 a vote to find the nation’s favourite Bollywood song.
A team including presenters and producers, as well as a panel of experts, have shortlisted 100 songs from the World of Hindi Cinema released between 1940 – 2010, and will be asking the Asian Network audience to vote for their favourite.
The panel compiling the 100 songs included Asian Network presenters, Raj and Pablo and Noreen Khan, British Indian rapper and hip hop singer, Hard Kaur, Bollywood film expert, Dr Rajinder Dudrah and Indian film critic and entertainment reporter, Rajeev Masand.
Once all the votes have been compiled and counted, one track will be crowned the greatest Bollywood song of all time on Monday, May 27.
Neila Butt, Editor Music and Live Events adds: “Bollywood is a hugely popular industry with a worldwide fan base. It is wonderful that the Asian Network is highlighting the genre’s most loved songs and giving listeners the opportunity to vote for their favourite. It’ll be interesting to see who makes it to the top spot.”
Voting will close on Friday 10 May.
Further details about the Top 100 and details on how to get involved and vote will be on the Asian Network website at bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork.