Posts tagged Mohit Chauhan
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 2, 2013)
The late star Dev Anand had once said that without Kishore Kumar’s singing capabilities he wouldn’t have achieved the kind of success he had. Ironically, in the special title song of Bombay Talkies, which commemorates the 100 years of Indian cinema, the names of the singers are not even mentioned! The special song of Bombay Talkies which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and several other leading stars, has some of the most renowned playback singers like Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, SB Balasubramanium, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sukhwinder Singh, Shilpa Rao and Mohit Chauhan.
But unfortunately the CD has neither the mention of any of their names, nor are they part of the video. The album credit simply chooses to credit it to ‘various singers’ Sonu Nigam says, “I have no issue except that we all sang free of charge out of our own free will for that song, not to be called ‘Various Singers’ in the credits. Just mentioning all our names, would have made us feel that our gesture in goodwill was appreciated. I’m sure it’s not asking for too much. is it?” He adds, “Also, if they had given the credits, it would have added value to the song, as each singer has his or her own fan following.” Shilpa Rao, however, chose to be magnanimous about it. She says, “Yes, I’m aware that there are no names mentioned but it’s ok. We are celebrating 100 years of cinema and being a part of it is enough.” Other singers were not More >
The Times of India Film Awards, which kick-start in Vancouver tomorrow, will see the biggest names from Hindi cinema dazzle on stage
BOMBAY TIMES (April 3, 2013)
It’s going to be a starry week in Vancouver as the biggest names in Bollywood head to British Columbia for the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA). Unlike regular one-day award functions, TOIFA is a three-daylong extravaganza of fashion and music, in addition to the awards from April 4-6. While Hindi film buffs in Vancouver are in for a big treat, we will bring you all the action through the pages of the Times of India. You can also log on to www.timesofindia.com for instant updates.
THE 3-DAY EXTRAVAGANZA
APRIL 4: MUSICAL NIGHT Performances by Sunidhi Chauhan, Mohit Chauhan, Shalmali Kholgade, Hard Kaur, Kavita Seth and Hans Raj Hans
APRIL 5: TOIFA-TECHNICAL AWARDS Technical Awards along with fashion show by Manish Malhotra
APRIL 6: TOIFA-MAIN AWARDS Performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Anuskha Sharma and Shiamak Davar
Ever noticed how the hero’s voice changes each time he hums a song in a film these days? Using multiple playback singers is a trend that seems to have the vote of both music directors and artistes who say it is the best thing to have happened to the music industry in a while, report
J Kothari and Itee Sharma (MID-DAY; February 10, 2013)
The recently released Race 2 would have us believe that the character played by Saif Ali Khan can transform his singing voice at will, perhaps depending on the situation and the leading lady prancing alongside. Saif sings in Atif Aslam’s voice as he woos Deepika Padukone with ‘Be Intehaan’; he has KK filling in for him in the dance number ‘Party on my mind’; and when he parties with Jacqueline Fernandez, a third playback singer, Benny Jacob, croons the upbeat ‘Lat lag gayi’. The film’s music director Pritam explains, “If I feel a voice suits a song, I utilize it. Whether the singer is old or new doesn’t matter. The voice should suit the requirements of the song.” It is almost as if every time a contemporary hero clears his throat to launch into song, the audience can expect a different playback singer’s voice to waft into the airwaves.
Take the case of 2012’s biggest crowd pleaser — Ek Tha Tiger. Composers Sohail Sen and Sajid Wajid have four different singers exercise their larynxes for leading man Salman Khan in four songs (Wajid in ‘Mashallah’, KK in ‘Laapata’, Sukhwinder Singh in ‘Banjaara’ and Mohit Chauhan in ‘Saiyyara’). Not to be More >
Prachi Kadam (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 31, 2012)
Ranbir Kapoor’s character may be deaf and mute in his upcoming film Barfi!, but for the title track of the film, Mohit Chauhan will lend his voice to the actor.
According to reports, when director Anurag Basu and the producers were planning the track, they mutually decided that Mohit would be perfect for the song.
A source close to the project said, “Ranbir is very excited that Mohit will sing the title track Aala re barfi. In the past, whenever Mohit has given his voice to Ranbir, it has been well received by the audience. The actor is very happy that the makers have taken this association ahead with this one. However all the tracks in the film will be a part of the background score.” Another insider claimed that Ranbir’s next film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, too will have Mohit singing for the actor. “Mohit’s voice has a lingering quality that stays on your mind for long. Also in Rockstar, his voice suited Ranbir. And now makers wish to have him sing for as many RK films as possible,” added the insider.
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; July 19, 2012)
Actor Mohit Chouhan has dealt with calls meant for his namesake — singer Mohit Chauhan — with a sporty attitude for a long time. In fact, a popular film website lists Mohit’s upcoming movie in the singer Mohit’s work profile. But, the actor is unfazed and even laughs when asked about it. He says, “Our name has led to much confusion. I still get calls asking if I can sing and compose music for films. And I am sure he must be getting acting offers from filmmakers thinking it is me. I hope this confusion is put to rest once and for all.”
For those still not familiar, Mohit made his acting debut with Rohit Shetty’s Zameen. But it was the role of Shah Rukh Khan’s best friend in Shimit Amin’s Chak De! India that fetched him fame. Chauhan is currently looking forward to his next film Second Marriage Dot Com where he plays a single parent who gets married a second time. It was a challenge for the not-so-old Mohit to play a father to a mature guy and the husband to an elderly woman.
He says, “I felt shy, more so because we were all staying in the flat where we shot the film. For the first few days, I just kept reading my part. It was later while shooting that all of us became friendly. It felt like home then.”
Shooting in Delhi on an extremely cold day is an experience from that Mohit says he will never forget. “The shoot was at night. It was quite cold and I was practically shivering. The good thing is that I had to be unconscious in More >
Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; July 5, 2012)
While Mohit Chauhan tried to keep details of his wedding under wraps, we’ve managed to get a picture of the newlyweds. The Rockstar singer quietly tied the knot with his girlfriend of four years, Prarthana Gehlot, in a ceremony in Himachal Pradesh on Friday. Mohit and Prarthana, a Delhi-based journalist, had been dating for four years, and decided to tie the knot this year.
The wedding was held at a place near Solan, Himachal Pradesh, and was a totally non-filmi affair. Only close family and friends were invited to this Rajputana style shaadi.
While Mohit was seen sporting a gold coloured sherwani, Prarthana chose a traditional red lehenga. After the main wedding function, Mr and Mrs Chauhan quickly left for Mohit’s hometown Nahan in Himachal, where his family has planned a few other ceremonies as well.
After that, the duo will head to Delhi for a few days, where they both have residences, and then travel to Mumbai next week. However, relatives confirm that no honeymoon plans have been finalised yet.
Faizal Kapadia of the popular Pakistani rock band tells Mumbai Mirror how the film fails to capture the essence of a true rock musician
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 17, 2011)
Bina Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; April 21, 2011)
Mumbai’s leading radio station, Radio Mirchi, completes nine years in the city and the celebrations are on! Mirchi brings to you the first ever live on-air musical concert. Abhishek Bachchan, who has sung Thayn Thayn in Dum Maaro Dum that releases tomorrow, will kickstart the day on Hi Mumbai with Jeeturaaj. Apart from playing songs from his film on the morning show, Bachchan junior will sing Thayn Thayn for Mirchi listeners.
Then from noon until 9 pm, Radio Mirchi will turn into an acoustic music destination with various artistes singing live. The artistes include Amit Trivedi, Richa Sharma, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Master Saleem, Mohit Chauhan, Anu Malik, Bappi Lahiri, Shilpa Rao, Neelesh Mishra, Sona Mohapatra, Lalit Pandit, Neeraj Shreedhar, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Aditi Singh Sharma. Catch them as they dish out their favourite tracks live on air.
And what’s a birthday without return gifts? Mirchi, through this musical initiative, will be supporting an NGO called Hamara Footpath, which educates children from the streets of Mumbai in an open air class through their unique ideology of teaching through sports, dance and fun. Listeners can pledge their support to the NGO by simply sending an SMS. Type Radio space nau to 58888 and for each SMS received, Radio Mirchi will contribute Rs. 5 to the NGO.
So tune your radio sets to 98.3 FM, enjoy the music and while you’re at it contribute for a good More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 5, 2011 – 09:51 IST
Best Film Band Baaja Baaraat Dabangg My Name Is Khan Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Raajneeti
Best Direction Maneesh Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Guzaarish Karan Johar – My Name Is Khan Milan Luthria – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan
Performance In A Leading Role Male Salman Khan – Dabangg Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish Shah Rukh Khan – My Name Is Khan Ajay Devgn – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Ranbir Kapoor – Raajneeti
Performance In A Leading Role Female Anushka Sharma – Band Baaja Baaraat Kareena Kapoor – Golmaal 3 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Guzaarish Vidya Balan – Ishqiya Katrina Kaif – Raajneeti
Performance In A Supporting Role Male Mithun Chakraborty – Golmaal 3 Arshad Warsi – Ishqiya Emraan Hashmi – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Arjun Rampal – Raajneeti Manoj Bajpayee – Raajneeti
Performance In A Supporting Role Female Amrita Puri – Aisha Dimple Kapadia – Dabangg Ratna Pathak Shah – Golmaal 3 Shernaz Patel – Guzaarish Prachi Desai – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Performance In A Comic Role Paresh Rawal – Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Johny Lever – Golmaal 3 Riteish Deshmukh – Housefull Anil Kapoor – No Problem Pradhuman Singh – Tere Bin Laden
Performance In A Negative Role Naseeruddin Shah – Allah Ke Banday Sonu Sood – Dabangg Emraan Hashmi – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Manoj Bajpayee – Raajneeti Ronit Roy – Udaan
Music Direction Salim – Sulaiman – Band More >