The beauty about entertainment writing is that you get to meet and get to know so many artistes with such passion for their work that it brings a special joy just having to pen two lines about them. One such artist I have recently got to know is Jankee Parekh. Singer, musician, performer, Jankee’s love for music has taken her across continents on stage shows, tours and concerts, collaborating with artists like Atif Aslam, Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and performing alongside International acts such as T-Pain, Sean Paul and Kelly Rowland.
Being an independent artist who is always looking at avenues to explore creativity, Jankee shot a debut music video, an unplugged version of Tumse Hi (Jab We Met) couple of months back. Thrilled with the response the video received, she recently recorded a second video on ‘Iktara’ a beautiful composition by music composer Amit Trivedi from Karan Johar produced film Wake up Sid (originally starring Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona).
Speaking about the choice of the song, Jankee says “Having loved both the Punjabi and Hindi versions of the song, I decided to combine the two. ‘Iktara’ is the special song that I sing in all my live concerts, as it beautifully simmers through the nuances of being in love and longing for your loved one. It also happened to be the most popular recommendation on my fan page”. “This video is my tribute to Dharma Productions for making such a beautiful film and creating an evergreen melody in ‘Iktara’, she adds flashing a proud delighted smile.
Shot by Ayush Das, the video features Jankee’s real-life husband actor Nakuul Mehta.
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