Bollywood group Shankar Ehsaan Loy tore it up in the U.K this past trip with thousands of fans bringing songs which they have produced in India and performing to it’s audience! Friday 6th July saw over 1,000 people flock to the City Pavilion in Romford, to experience one of the most exciting and intimate events that the Bollywood industry has hosted in the UK. The undisputed kings of Bollywood music, Shankar Mahadevan, Eshaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa took to the stage to entertain the crowds in a unique one-off show. They took the stage and brought a bang as the audience sang along with songs which these three master singers and producers made in Bollywood!
BBC Asian Network’s Noreen Khan hosted the show while the talented trio and their full band and back-up singers, took to the stage to perform some of their best-loved tracks from Blockbuster films including – Kal Ho Na Ho; Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara; Houseful; Don and Don 2; Dil Chata Hai, Wake Up Sid; Salaam eh Ishq; Tare Zameen Par; Bunty aur Babli and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
The response from the crowds was so amazing that the planned two hour show took on a life of its own, and in an unprecedented and spontaneous reaction to the audience, the trio continued singing to requests and the show went on into the early hours of the morning!
Shankar Mahadevan said:
“The night was absolutely mind-blowing. We were looking forward to playing in a new environment, but I don’t think any of us expected the reaction we received. It was great to just go with the flow and be able to play to the mood of the audience. Everyone was dancing and singing along – it was truly a night we won’t forget.”
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