Here at Bollyspice, we like to shine the light on not only Bollywood, but also other fabulous content outside the world of Hindi films including movies, cool music and songs we come across! You probably know the fab Bollywood journalist and interviewer Faridoon Shahryar, but did you also know he was a singer? Yes, he is a formally trained singer in Hindustani Classical music and in his singing avatar; Mr. Shahryar has recently released the wonderful ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ with music by Navneet Kedar.
Talking to us about his music, Mr. Shahryar says, “Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise is the name of my Ghazal Rock album launched by premiere online music portal artistaloud.com. It comprises of five songs.”
One of the coolest things is that that lyrics are ghazals and poems that have been written by his late father Professor Shahryar, winner of the highest literary honour in India the Jnanpith Award and the lyricist of actress Rekha’s magnum opus Umrao Jaan.
He most recently released the video for the gorgeous title track ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’
Directed by his wife Aarefa Faridoon, the video for ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ was shot in several locations including Tokyo, Sarawak (Malaysia) and Mumbai.
The response to the music and his singing has been fabulous. Not only have music fans loved this song, but also noted critics and stars have messaged Mr. Shahryar about ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ including Bollywood celebrities like Mahesh Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Pooja Bhatt, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonal Chauhan, Geeta Basra, Richa Chadda, who have appreciated the music, singing and video.
Here are just a couple tweets with praise for the song!
Vivek Oberoi: “Absolutely speechless after listening to this beautiful ghazal by Prof Shahryar, sung by Faridoon Shahryar. A must listen…Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise! Truly mesmerizing…well done Faridoon!”
Neha Sharma: “So all those who love ghazals..must check this out”
Singer and composer Himesh Reshammiya, Mr. Shahryar tells us, sms’d yesterday “calling ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ a Superb Effort” and that was just one of many texts he received.
Also check out a few tweets from the fans and there are many more!
Chulbuli09: “Fantastic song, voice and video bhaijaan. So happy n proud of ya.. Kudos to you. Hope we get to see more of you now 🙂 Duas :)”
HimeshjiFan4Eva: “For all who have become fans of Faridoon watch his beautiful music video for his first song”
Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Amrita Rao, Neil Nitin Mukesh and noted critic Mr. Taran Adarsh have also really appreciated the song and video for ‘Wo Andheri Raat Ki Chaap Thi’, which was released earlier this year and ranked in the Top 10 at Artistaloud.com
About the praise for his music he says, “It feels great to get such an awesome response to my father’s poetry, my singing and the compositions of my good friend Navneet. It feels wonderful how many of my friends from all across the world have been helping and supporting me in taking this Ghazal Rock music album to as many people all across the world as possible. I feel it is just the beginning, hopefully we shall get better funding to promote it on conventional mediums like Television and Radio. I am hoping to perform as much as possible. Invitations are most welcome if you like our Music.”
Be sure to check out the music of Mr. Shahryar both at Artists Aloud and now on iTunes!