Monday, October 13, 2014

Guess Who Is The Latest Star Kid To Join Bollywood?

While Bollywood is already overflowing with star children like Ranbir Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor,Tiger Shroff, Sonam Kapoor, Isabel Kaif, Akshara Haasan, etc guess who is the latest star kid to join Bollywood? Well it may come as a surprise to many but old your breath…. The latest star kid is none other but Badshah Khan aka Shah Rukh Khan’s youngest son, AbRam, whose pictures Shah Rukh Khan recently shared on social networking site to give a glimpse of the toddler.

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Gauri Khan, wife of Shah Rukh Khan spilled the beans that she will be seen in a guest appearance in the film HAPPY NEW YEAR along with their youngest son AbRam. It may be noted Gauri who is also the co-founder of Red Chillies Entertainment, last appeared in Farah Khan’s OM SHANTI OM during the end credits. 

AbRam, the youngest son of the couple was born out of surrogacy in 2013. He is very cute and has stark resemblance to dad Shah Rukh Khan and looks almost like a replica of his superstar father. He is all set to appear on screen for the first time ever. Earlier, Shah Rukh's elder son Aryan too made his Bollywood quite young in Karan Johar's KABHI KHUSHI KABHI GHAM. 

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When asked who in the young set of actors has the capability to be the next Shah Rukh Khan, he said: "I see the next SRK in AbRam, but it will take time."

Now only time will tell who will take the prestigious place of papa Shah Rukh Khan, AbRam Khan or Aryan Khan!

HAPPY NEW YEAR stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah among others. The film is slated to be released on October 23.

Kishore Kumar - Master Of Sad Songs!

October, 13 marks the death anniversary of Kishore Kumar, the legendary playback singer, actor, producer, director all rolled into one. Raaga. Com pays him homage on his death anniversary and takes readers to a most hidden aspect of Kishore Kumar’s singing style. Read on…. 

Koi Samjha Nahin Koi Jaana Nahin….

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This tragic song from Rajesh Khanna’s super hit film movie SAFAR has been poignantly sung by singing legend Kishore Kumar. Tragic Songs like this and many more have been the specialty of Kishore Kumar. A look at the Filmfare awards won by Kishore Kumar reveals that from the eight Filmfare Awards that the singer won, five songs were poignant and melodious like Dil Aisa Kisi Ne Mera… (AMANUSH); Hazaar Raahen Mudke Dekheen….(THODISI BEWAFAII); Agar Tum Na Hote… (AGAR TUM NA); Manzilein Apni Jagah Hain…(SHARAABI) and Saagar Kinaare Dil Yeh …(SAAGAR).

Singing such sentimental songs with great perfection and adding the right dose of emotional element in the tone is an art that a singer learns through years of learning classical music and mastering the baritone with hours of regular Riyaz. However readers would be rather surprised to know that Kishore Kumar had no formal training in music. He had neither learned to play any music instrument. His only Guru in Music was the legendary playback singer and film star K.L.Saigal, who dominated film music in the late 30 and early 40’s. His stardom was so intense even the queen of Melody and Bharat Ratna, Lata Mangeshkar adored K.L.Saigal and even dreamt to marry him, bowled over my his majestic voice. 

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Thus Kishore Kumar would listen to Saigal’s song and practice his songs to perfection for hours. His dedication finally paved way and S.D.Burman showed faith in his singing. Later Burman da’s song R.D.Burman exploited Kishore Kumar’s voice to the hilt and was instrumental in making Kishore Kumar a singing star in the 70’s! 

Beginning with KATI PATANG, AMAR PREM, NAMAK HARAAM, KHUSHBOO, AANDHI, MEHBOOBA etc. R.D.Burman gave Kishore Kumar not only songs with verity but also some really complicated classical songs. 

Just remember Mere naina sawan bhadon… (MEHBOOBA). The song is based on the complex Raga Shivaranjani but Kishore Kumar did a fantastic job. In fact the song has a female version sung by Lata Mangeshkar, but Kishore Kumar’s version is most famous!!!