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'Kumar Sanu turns Music Director'
By IndiaFM News Bureau, November 08th, 2004 - 1200 hrs IST

Singer KUMAR SANU, who is currently heard very infrequently has taken to a new job. The Bengali singer has signed a new film Do Raha but as a music composer. With this film the singer will make his foray into music direction.
Do Raha stars Sharbani Mukherjee with Adam Bedi and Kabir Bedi


(Azhar, Nadir)
(October 28, November 8, 2004)

'Bipasha Basu In Kumar Sanu´s Film ? '
Good news for KUMAR SANU fans . The talented singer is back in Bollywood . Not only is his first movie as a music director ´Doraha´ almost complete , he is giving music for three more films .
In addition to the above , KUMAR SANU, has also decided to open a production company and reportedly has signed Bipasha Basu as the leading lady for a proposed project .
Recently KUMAR SANU also recorded three songs in a single day .


(Abel Desai)
(November 9, 2004)


Singer gets sued!
Bollywood's hotshot singer KUMAR SANU, has a case filed against him by the brother-in-law of his elder brother Chandan Bhattachyarya in Kolkata. According to the complainant Sanjeev Singh, it was KUMAR SANU, who has not been allowing him to meet his wife Indrani and daughter and KUMAR SANU, was interested in furthering her career in Bollywood as an actress. Brushing off these allegations as a publicity stunt and a aim to tarnish his image, KUMAR SANU, says that Sanjeev and Indrani are not married anymore. "I have nothing to do with this case at all. If there is anything, it would be handled by Mejhda (elder brother). I shall talk only after I get to know the real thing," says KUMAR SANU.


(M.Sohail Akram)
(September 15, 2004)

'Kalavedika Awards presentation on April 23'

The Andhra Pradesh KalaVedika in association with London based Hindu cultural organization, India Centre, is organising 'Pride of India' music award and 'Balloywood-Tollywood' awards presentation programme on April 23 and 24, at London. Kalavedika General Secretary Mr. R. V. Ramana Murthy said that the pride of India awards will be presented to Akashavani (Prasarabharathi),for presenting and preserving the Indian culture, Lyricist Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, Singers Mr. KUMAR SANU, Ms. Alka Yagnik, Ms. Kavitha Krishna Murthy and Ms. K. S. Chitra. Musicians Dr. L. Subramanyam and Dr. Yella Venkteswara Rao would also get the award for promoting Indian Culture through classical music, he said and added that the winners will get Rs. one lakh prize money and memento.
The Bollywood music award winners are Best Lyric writer Mr. Sameer (Tere Naam), Best music director Mr. Himmesh Reshamiya (Tere Naam), best background music Mr. Shankar Ehsaan Loy (Kal Ho Na Ho), best playback singer, male Mr. KUMAR SANU (Qayamat) and female Ms. Alka Yagnik (Tere Naam), best private album Mr. Adnan Sami (Tere Chehra).


(August 5, 2004)

'Kareena thrills S. Africans, but singers steal limelight'
Sun City (South Africa), July 26 (IANS)
Cinema India : Bollywood > Kareena thrills S. Africans, but singers steal limelight:
Actress Kareena Kapoor thrilled audiences here with deft dance steps and colourful costumes, but singers KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik stole the show.
Kareena was the only actress of note featuring in the first Bollywood show at this internationally renowned resort, which is a favourite with Bollywood filmmakers, the only other actor being Chunkey Panday, who seemed to be here more for a holiday than a serious show.
Kareena whizzed through dance items from her various films, attracting whistles and applause from the younger people in the audience, one even making off with a scarf she flung away during a dance.
But the loudest applause was reserved for KUMAR SANU and Yagnik, arguably the most prolific Hindi film playback singers of the past decade.
The duo belted out hit after hit to quench the insatiable thirst for more from the crowd, which was much smaller than expected but very appreciative.
After a lively and colourful dance medley by the eight-member Pappu and Malu Dance Troupe from India and an equally good instrumental medley by the seven-man orchestra from Mumbai, Poonam Bhatia screeched her way very badly through the first song before improving tremendously in her second and only other item in the show.
KUMAR SANU wasted no time in taking to the stage immediately, accompanied by dancers carrying flaming torches. The singer oozed far more confidence and stage charisma than during his previous four visits to South Africa in the past decade as he performed solo for almost an hour, shortening his hit songs to get in as many as possible of the requests from his local fans.
The more staid and conservative Yagnik also went through a long set of her hit songs before she and KUMAR SANU really brought the house down with their duets.
Compere Sajid Khan proved to be a bit of a damp squid, using jokes and audience tactics used repeatedly in other live shows from India.
The same applied to Chunkey who did a silly and obviously poorly rehearsed comedy dialogue with Khan before some equally silly dances.
Promoter Hazel Feldman of Showtime International had promised fans a Bollywood show with standards matching those held in the US and Britain.
The Mumbai-based coordinator of the show, Abhijit Chowdhary, ensured that the promise was kept in terms of a colour, sound, dance, song and light spectacle.
The show filled only about a third of the 6,000-seater venue. Organisers attributed this to the inclement weather. The region is currently experiencing the severest winter in many years.
Feldman said she was not entirely disappointed with the turnout. "The show was an excellent one and has been an excellent learning curve for our plans with Bollywood shows," Feldman told IANS.
Feldman is the first white South African woman to have promoted a Bollywood show, an area dominated by local Indian males. She also plans to take artistes from here to India.


(July 26, 2004)

'Kumar Sanu's office robbed!'
Article Updated 22 July, 2004 07:29:29 PM IST

By Our Correspondent ©2004 Bollyvista.com

Playback singer KUMAR SANU's office was robbed yesterday when four armed and unidentified men broke into the premises at Versova and robbed more than Rs. 22,000 in cash! Even the watchman was robbed of Rs. 1,700!


(M. Sohail Akram, Faizan July 24, 2004)

'Bollywood show in South Africa'
By IndiaFM News Bureau, July 07th, 2004 - 1300 hrs IST
A grand star-studded three-hour Bollywood concert will eventuate on July 24 in the Sun City of South Africa. The show will feature some prominent industry personalities like actress Kareena Kapoor, singers KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik, and will be hosted by Sajid Khan and Chunky Pandey.
The show will be choreographed by Pattu and Malu who are quite famous among the international show circuit. Also KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik, the duo who has given Bollywood innumerable memorable duets, will sing in some of their best numbers.


(July 7, 2004)

'Popular Indian celebrities roped in to sway voters in elections '

Time is GMT + 8 hours
Posted: 22 April 2004 1449 hrs
By Channel NewsAsia's India Correspondent Atul Jolly

NEW DELHI : At first thought, Bollywood celebrities, television stars and cricket players may have little in common, but it is actually no surprise that all three groups have been roped in to play their part in the ongoing Indian general election.

Although they have little or no political knowledge, it is about marketing it right to catch the all-precious vote.

Bollywood celebrities, actors, both young and old - everyone is joining in the political campaign trail, looking to cash in on their star appeal.

And the election campaign this year has taken on a carnival-like atmosphere.

"The film stars have a lot of appeal, but only if they use their power in the right manner. If they commit to the right party and have the right motive, they can make a very strong impact," said explained veteran actor and campaigner Jeetendra.

Explaining her stance was former Miss India Celina Jaitley, also an actress and campaigner.

"After being crowned Miss India, this is the first opportunity to prove myself a proper citizen of the country. I'm behind the Congress Party, which I believe stands up for the young, who are our hopes for the future," she told reporters.

While some stars work to garner votes, others, like Govinda and Dharmendra, have actually joined political parties in the hope of getting elected.

It is common to see veteran actresses Hema Malini and Poonam Dhillon, TV star Smriti Irani, ex-Ms World Yukta Mukhi, actor and bodybuilder Dara Singh, playback singer Kumar Sanu, retired star Suresh Oberoi and cricketer Virendra Sehwag at work....READ FULL ARTICLE

(April 22, 2004)

'Infy celebrates billion dollar dreams'

Kumar Sanu set the tone for the evening with the popular number ‘Kuch kuch hota hai’

BANGALORE: Infoscions will rock on Tuesday, but not with Enrique Iglesias . While the Latino heart throb will wow thousands of his fans at the Palace Grounds with his chart busters, at the other end of town, in the Electronics City, 10,000 people - Infoscions and their families - will ring in the company reaching the billion-dollar revenue landmark with a lot of pomp and festivity.
The invite, in hues of yellow, asking one to join the “Billion Dollar Day” celebrations have also gone out to customers, shareholders, ex-Infoscions and corporate head honchos.
Infosys has left no stone unturned to ensure that it will indeed be a memorable day and to remember all those who contributed to its spectacular journey from being a Rs 12 lakh cmpany in its first year of operations in 1981 to a billion dollars (Rs 4,400 crore) in 2004.
Joining the Infy top brass on Tuesday evening at the company’s showpiece campus, will be Infosys’s very first customer, Donn Liles, President of Data Basics Corp.
The head of one of the first FII investors in the company’s IPO in 1993 is also likely to be present. NS Raghavan, a founder director who retired a couple of years ago, will join the festivities along with one of its senior employees, Preeti Rao.
One of the founders of Infosys, Ashok Arora, who famously left Infosys just before its IPO and missed out on its subsequent dream run, is also likely to participate in the event through a telecon on 13th or at a later date.
This part of the programme is being webcast across Infosys’s development centres and videocast to all its offices across the globe. The second part of the show will feature singers KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik.
Other development centres and offices have lined up their own entertainment for the evening. The night will end with a gala dinner. ...READ FULL ARTICLE

(Jurm, Faizan)
(April 16, 2004)

'Bollywood sings BJP tunes'

New Delhi, April 11

BJP president Venkaiah Naidu and noted playback singer and BJP member Kumar Sanu releasing the audio CD and cassette of 'Mahashakti Bharat', the party's theme song for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Naidu's residence in New Delhi on Friday. PTI

NEW DELHI: After roping in film stars to further its electoral prospects, the ruling BJP on Friday again sought refuge in Bollywood by lifting music of popular Hindi songs to compose its own signature tune for its campaign for the coming general elections.

While the opening song of tele-serial `Mahabharat' has been dubbed to make the party's main theme song - `Mahashakti Bharat - shaktishali Bhajapa (BJP)', hugely popular numbers from Amir Khan starrer `Lagaan' and Hrithik Roshan's `Koi mil gaya' have been added partyline lyrics to compose two sets of CDs and cassettes.

The song Amitabh Bachchan rendered for film `Baghban' has been re-fitted with words to target Congress president Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin.

BJP president M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday released three sets of CDs and cassettes - `Mahashakti Bharat shaktishali Bhajapa, `Kamal khil gaya' (comprising four songs) and `Bhajapa laher' (containing six songs), one lakh copies of which will be circulated all over the country.

"The lyrics of `Mahashakti Bharat - shaktishali Bhajapa' is extensively based on the salient points of the party's vision document which highlights the roadmap for making India into a developed superpower," Naidu told reporters here.

He said these songs have been specially composed in such a way that they not only appeal to the common man but also convey the party's vision and ideology in a simple and effective manner.

Noted play back singer Kumar Shanu changed lyrics of his popular song of `1942: a love story' to render `Atalji ko dekha to aisa laga.'

The songs, which were recorded at a Mumbai studio, have been rendered by popular playback singers including Sudesh Bhosle, Vinod Rathore, Rahul Seth, Munna Aziz, Anuradha Podwal, Sadhana Sargam and Sanjeevani, Naidu said.

The music score has been arranged by Pranay Pradhan while the production was coordinated by well known producer Devendra Khandelwal.

Inputs for the lyrics of the songs were provided by Naidu and BJP general secretary Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

Naidu said the party will distribute the CDs and cassettes to shopkeepers in rural areas for the propaganda of its policies and programmes.

"There is a wave for BJP and we want to further capitalise on it," he said.


(April 11, 2004)


New Delhi, March 16
Noted singer Kumar Sanu addresses a press conference after joining the BJP in New Delhi on Tuesday. BJP President M. Venkaiah Naidu is also seen in the picture
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President N. Venkaiah Naidu, second right, laughs as Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu , left, sings a song in praise of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at a press briefing in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 16, 2004. Sanu formally joined the BJP Tuesday. In the background is the lotus symbol of the party.

Playback singer Kumar Sanu joined the BJP here today and left the party leaders mesmerised by singing a song in praise of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee - “Atalji ko dekha to aisa laga, jaise khilta kamal...”.

Sanu is the second noted singer after Bhupen Hazarika to join the saffron party. Mr Hazarika has been given ticket from the Guwahati constituency in Assam.

Introducing Sanu to mediapersons, BJP president M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the singer would be campaigning for the party in the elections. On the occasion, Sanu sang an improvised version of the song from '1942: A Love Story', 'tum ko dekha to aisa laga as Atalji ko dekha to aisa laga, jaise khilta kamal,... '

Sanu said he was highly impressed by the performance of the NDA government under the leadership of prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in the last five years which had not only brought about all round development but also enhanced the country's image in the world arena.

He said he had been thinking about joining the party for the last two-three months. He met the Prime Minister and Naidu this morning and expressed his desire to join the party which was accepted by them.

Asked about his political career, the Kolkata-born singer said he had no immediate plans but would continue to support the BJP and work to strengthen it.

Sanu, whose real name is Kedar Bhattacharya and who has sung a record number of songs in about 19 languages, said the country has made "great progress" under Vajpayee.

On the occasion, the party also admitted one Mohammad Shiraz Adhikari, president of the Indian Non-Olympic Association. He belongs to Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh.

(March 31, 2004)


New Delhi, March 5
A non-government organisation, "Gobal Cultural Society", organised a function at FICCI auditorium on Thursday to honour six people with the Global Excellence Award for their outstanding contributions in their respective fields. The function was inaugurated by the Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha, Najma Heptullah, who distributed award to the winners.
Awards were presented to the Minister of State, Vijay Goel, senior journalist, Rajat Sharma, director and journalist, Pratibha Advani, fashion designer Ritu Beri, singer KUMAR SANU, and heart surgeon Naresh Trehan.

(Ashish A.)
(March 07, 2004)

'Residents welcome New Year with dance, music '

Ludhiana, January 1
Residents here welcomed 2004 with music, dance and masti last night at Sutlej club. The club was tastefully decorated right from the entrance with balloons, flowers, tissue hanging, stars and other decorative items.

Kumar Sanu and Bollywood actress Puja Batra entertain the audience with their performance on the New Year eve bash at the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana on Wednesday...READ FULL ARTICLE


(January 01, 2004)

Singer KUMAR SANU receiving the Artist of the Decade award from Moroccan Singer Ishtar Alabina at the Bollywood Music Award 2003 in Atlantic City on Saturday. (PTI photo)

Bollywood play back singer KUMAR SANU was given the Artist of the Decade award at the Bollywood Music Award 2003 in Atlantic City on Saturday.

One of the most prolific singers ever to work in the Indian film industry, Kumar Sanu's recorded output numbers in the thousands of songs, reaching by his estimation over 8,000 by the turn of the millennium.

Sanu broke the Guinness world record for the largest number of songs recorded in a single day, with 28 -- a testament not only to his polished technique, but to his unparalleled ability to quickly and effortlessly master unfamiliar material in the studio.

He made his living in the early '80s partly by recording a series of Kishore Kumar covers for a pop label, but remained unable to make inroads into film.

Finally, in 1987, music director Jagjit Singh -- noted for his mastery of the romantic ghazal song form -- offered Sanu the chance to sing in the Hindi film Andhiyan .

Sanu sang all but one of the songs featured on the soundtrack album, which made him a star; he won the first of his record five consecutive Filmfare awards as Best Male Playback Singer, and began recording new material at a furious pace.

He won Filmfares for his performances in Saajan, Deewana, Baazigar , and 1942: A Love Story (in order, up through 1994), but his work extended much farther, so much so that by the end of the decade he had recorded -- in many different languages -- for literally hundreds of films.
(November 03, 2003)

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Music director Babaa G. Jagirdaar recorded another two songs for Aasra Films’ Hum Keh Naa Sake at Sunny Super Sound in voices of KUMAR SANU, Gauri Bapat and Sonu Nigam. The film is produced by Aftab Qureshi and written and directed by Rajesh Hans. Music by Baba G Jagirdar, lyrics by Nawab Arzoo, Anwar Sagar, Farman Firozabadi, Arsh Rana and Mehtab Kanpuri, cinematography by Ravi Chandan and editing by Shiv Kumar Sharma are the other credits.

(M. Sohail Akram)
(Oct 15, 2004)

'Raj Babbar and Sinha go behind Pak Salakhain!'
ANI[ SATURDAY, AUGUST 07, 2004 04:30:13 AM ]

LAHORE: Veteran Hindi film stars Raj Babbar and Shatrughan Sinha, both of whom are also well known politicians, are likely to arrive here on Friday to participate in the premiere of director Shehzad Rafique's film Salakhain . The film's background music has been composed in India and includes songs by Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, KUMAR SANU, Shabnam Majeed, Naghmana Jaffri and Zil-e Humma. Babbar, a Lok Sabha MP, who will come along with his son Aryan Babbar, will attend a dinner at Lahore Gymkhana hosted by the film's producer Khalil Rana and the cast, the paper said. Though Babbar's arrival is confirmed, the Daily Times reported that Sinha might accompany him.

(Augusyt 07, 2004)

'Updates: Khule Aasman Ke Neechey'
Mr Sheikh has recently returned from Mumbai where he recorded music for his upcoming film `Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay'. The music was recorded at at the Empire Studio and Yougesh Parathan did the arrangements. The work cost over Rs 5 million. It includes songs by Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, KUMAR SANU, Sadhna Sargam, Udit Narayan, and Sukhwinder. He said he had to go across the border to record the soundtrack for his movie because no facilities existed in Pakistan for film music of an international standard.

(July 27, 2004)

A to Z Movies' DIL KO DHADAKNA TUMHI NE SIKHAYA was launched with the recording of three songs at A.B. Sounds and Sana Music. Penned by Nahid Jamaal and Ramji Gautam and tuned by Chandrama Chandrahi, the songs were rendered by KUMAR SANU, Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal. Four more songs, penned by Azimuddin Ali and F.L. Sarhadi, will be recorded shortly. Producer: Azimuddin Ali. Director: Surinder Bedi. Writer: Nahid Jamaal. Cinematographer: Neeraj Balian. The cast is being finalized. The film will be shot in Himachal Pradesh in August.

(Shafiq Raja)
(July 23, 2004)

'Indian Singers For Pakistan´s Costliest Film'
Producer-director Javed Sheikh will be the first producer from Pakistan to use the voices of Indian playback singers like KUMAR SANU, Udit Narayan , Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik for his forthcoming film ´Khule Aasman Ke Neechey´ ."The music director of the film Amjad Bobby will shortly be visiting Bombay to record all the songs , " says Javed . ´Khule Aasman Ke Neechey´ will be the costliest film ever produced in Pakistan and will reportedly cost around a billion Pakistani rupees .

(M. Sohail Akram)
(July 2, 2004)

'The Bride - Dulhan'
Music directors Pryanjal Bawa - Bhavanjli have recorded a romantic number for GSM Films Productions' The Bride - Dulhan in the voice of KUMAR SANU and Gauri Bapat recently at AB Sounds. It was penned by Santosh Rathod. The film is written and directed by Gajendra Malik and is being jointly produced by Gajendra Malik, B.K. Girdhar, Madan Sharma and Sushil Gupta. The entire cast and rest of the credits are under finalisation.

(M. Sohail Akram)
(June 25, 2004)

Mahurat of 'Dillagi....Yeh Dillagi'

Initially the mahurat of a film used to start with a song recording. The trend was restarted with the film Dillagi… Yeh Dillagi with singer KUMAR SANU recording the title song of the movie. “It feels as if the golden period of music is starting once again”, said an excited KUMAR SANU . When asked why we don't get to hear much of KUMAR SANU off lately, the singer replied, “I do not want to sing many songs. I just want to sing good songs.” Yesteryear actor Dharmendra who just won the elections from Bikaner district also stars in the film and was present on the mahurat. The film directed by Irfan stars Dharmendra, Amitabh Dayal and Sakshi Sivananda.

(June 24, 2004)

'D.M.S. Film's Prod. No. 12 (INSAN, earlier titles SIPAHEE, INSANIYAT)'
Producer Keshu recorded the third song of his film tentatively entitled Prod. No. 12 (earlier titled Sipahee) in the voice of KUMAR SANU and Sunidhi Chauhan under the baton of music director Himesh Reshammiya at Studio Golden Chariot.The same will be picturised on Tusshar Kapoor and Laila Fernandes. The third 15-day schedule has been completed. Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Esha Deol, Lara Dutta, Jaya Prada, Laxmikant Berde, Asrani, Vivek Vaswani, Sunil Grover, Archana Puran Singh, Himani Shivpuri, Sharat Saxena, Rahul Dev and Kadar Khan (Sp appearance) are in the cast. The film is directed by K. Subhash, and has cinematography by Y.N. Murli, art by Nitish Roy, action by Stunt Shiva, editing by Krishnamurthy-Shiva, dialogue by Naeem-Ejaz and choreograpy by Ganesh Acharya. It is a D.M.S. Films Pvt. Ltd. presentation.
(June 11, 2004)

'Musafir's unique journey'
For the music of his film Musafir, director Sanjay Gupta is trying out a concept that’s new to Hindi films. He plans to release a double album box set - with one album being Musafir Lounge and the other Musafir Club.

Most songs have been composed by the Vishal-Shekhar duo, but what’s interesting is that some songs will have alternate versions by Nikhil Chinapa. Explains Gupta: “These aren’t remixes as we know them. But Nikhil has entirely reproduced songs that Vishal-Shekhar have composed. The sound design on these songs is completely different. In fact, I am also getting Aqeel to reproduce one track.”

In the West, the concept of having slow and fast albums within one set isn’t new - the famous example being the Buddha Bar sets compiled by Claude Challe and Ravin.

And though Gupta says the idea stemmed from there, he basically wanted to try something new that would be targeted at the youth and yet do well commercially. “This box should be like a collector’s edition, with a booklet about the music,” he says.

Will all the songs be part of the film? Gupta replies: “Not all. In this kind of film, the stars don’t get to lip-sync songs. Instead, the songs will be integrated into the script in the background.”

The singers include Sunidhi Chauhan, KK, Richa Sharma, Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala, KUMAR SANU and Abhijeet. Lyrics are by Dev Kohli and Vishal. And though Gupta hasn’t finalised the music company, he plans to release the album in July.

Both Vishal-Shekhar and Chinapa are thrilled with the project. Says Vishal: “Such a thing has never happened here, and as music directors, we thought this was challenging. The whole sound has a modern clubby feel.” ...READ FULL ARTICLE
(M. Sohail Akram)
(May 13, 2004)

Music director Sayed Ahmed recorded all five songs for Siddhi Vinayak Creations' ZAKHMI NAGIN at Nightingale Studio. KUMAR SANU, Shreya Ghoshal, Poornima and Gauri Bapat rendered the songs. Director: Suresh Jain. Lyrics: Anjan Sagri. Writer: Nagesh Bhardwaj. Cinematography: Gopal Dey. The cast will be announced next week. The film will be shot in a start-to-finish schedule from May 4.
(M. Sohail Akram, Azhar)
(April 30, 2004)

Music directors Gunwant-Raj recorded three songs for Media V.M.'s SIRF PAANCH DIN at Zip Track Studio. KUMAR SANU, Sonu Kakkad and Gauri Bapat rendered the songs. Producer: R.K. Chaudhry. Director: V. Menon. Lyrics: Dr. Deepak Sneh. Another three songs will be recorded on May 1. The first 10-day schedule will commence from May 7 at Chandivali Studios.
(M. Sohail Akram)
(April 30, 2004)

Indo-Pak: Mile sur mera tumhara

The well known Pakistan producer-director Javed Shaikh who was in Mumbai recently to attend the FICCI FRAMES 2004 Seminar, will be the first producer from Pakistan to get Indian playback singers like Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, KUMAR SANU, etc to sing for his forthcoming film Khule Aasmaan Ke Neechey. His film will star popular Pakistani artistes like Nadeem, Usma Gilani, Sana, Meera, Saleim Sheikh and Javed himself.

Javed said that Amjad Boby, a popular music director of Pakistani films would come to Mumbai shortly to record all the songs of his film. He is hopeful that with his film, the Pakistani film industry will bounce back to its glorious days. Incidentally Javed had also recorded the songs for his last film with Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Alka Yagnik and KUMAR SANU but could not give them the credits because of the atmosphere of hostility prevailing at that point of time in Pakistan.
(April 25, 2004)

Dharma Entertainment's MAAHIYA - CALL FOR LOVE was launched with a song recording at Trishul Studio. Penned by Sudhakar Sharma and Vinay Bihari and tuned by Shekhar Sharma and J. Subhash, the song was rendered by Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan and KUMAR SANU. Producer: Dharamdas Ramani. Director: Rajkumar Pandey.
(February 26, 2004)

Music director Liyaqat Ajmeri recorded three songs for Aranis Art International's DUND - THE PUNISHMENT at Sana Sudios. Penned by Kukoo Prabhas, Taufique and Nitin Raikwar, the songs were rendered by KUMAR SANU, Shreya Ghoshal and Sunidhi Chauhan. Cast: Rajat Bedi, Salil Ankola, Rajeshwari Sachdeva, Kaushik Sagar, Tinnu Anand, Kiran Kumar, Chinu Mehra, Mushtaq Khan, Pankaj Berry, Avtar Gill, Rana Jung Bahadur, Ankush Mohit and Anil Nagrath.
(Shafiq Raja)
(January 30, 2004)

A 15-day schedule of Lodhi Films P. Ltd. and Sidatar Films' MIRCHI - IT'S HOT was held in Dahanu. Another week-long stint was held in Mumbai at Triple A Studio and Bhasin Nest, Madh Island. Music director Nishant Vaidya has already recorded all songs in the voices of KUMAR SANU, Udit Narayan, Poornima and Sunidhi Chauhan. Cast: Bobby Khan, Nilofer Khan, Sambhavna Seth, Archana Puransingh, Harish Patel and Nirmal Pandey. Producers: Iqbal Sidatar and Mubin Khan. Director: Dinesh Awasthy.
(Shafiq Raja)
(January 16, 2004)

Music directors Sanjeev-Darshan have already recorded four songs at Sunny Super Sounds. Penned by Nasir Faraz, the songs were rendered by KUMAR SANU, Shreya Ghoshal, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Jaspinder Narula, Sadhana Sargam and Amrish Puri.
(Shafiq Raja)
(January 04, 2004)

'Hum Tum Juda Na Honge'- Album on Amitabh
Amitabh Bachchan has the biggest fan following in the country and also in the film industry. Everybody is glued to the charisma of Big B's indomitable magnetism. The latest in the list is his make- up man Deepak Samant, who is planning to launch music album based on the life of Amitabh Bachchan. The album is titled "Hum Tum Juda Na Honge". It has eight soundtracks in the voices of KUMAR SANU, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam and Shaan.
(M.Sohail Akram)
(January 04, 2004)

'Grishma Film’s PRODUCTION NO.2'
Grishma Film’s Production No. 2 was launched with songs recording at Sana Music World, where music director P. Chaudhary recorded two romantic numbers in the voices of KUMAR SANU and Udit Narayan. The film is produced by Ajay Shah and is directed by Nandkishor Mahto. It has music by P. Chaudhry and lyrics by Virendra Dahiya. Sanjay Chaudhry, Priya and Kiran are in the cast.
(December 26, 2003)

Song recording function for film Punch was held at Chamundeshwari Studio recently. H. Vasu is directing the film. His recent film Laali Haadu was a musical hit film. He has a lot of hopes on music even in this film. Dilip Sen-Samer Sen from Bollywood have scored music for this film while Nagendra Prasad has written the lyrics. As far as music directors are concerned, their song Ole Ole from the film Yeh Dillagi was a great hit. They were the people even for film Anadi No1, Arjun Pandith, Ayina, Jiddi and so on. Punch is their 100th film. M. Nagaraj is producing this film under the banner of Sri Koodala Sangameshwara Productions. He is working as a production controller in Bollywood. This film is his debut production. K.V.Raju has written the story, screenplay and dialogues. Sundarnath Suvarna will handle the camera. Director Vasu is introducing a new talent Rahul as hero. Film has 6 songs sung by well-known singers like Udith Narayan, KUMAR SANU, Shankar Mahadevan, Chitra, Hemanth, and Rajesh. Prema, Umashri, Shobharaj etc are among the cast.
(December 24, 2003)

Six songs of producer Anil Sharma and Shweta International’s Mumkin, recently recorded at Empire Recording Studios under the baton of music director Roop Kumar Rathod recently. Vocals were by Udit Narayan, KUMAR SANU, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunita Rao, Abhijit, Sudesh Bhosle, Sukhwinder and Roop Kumar Rathod himself. It is written and directed by Tanveer Khan.John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Shweta Tiwari, Rajiv Verma, Smita Jayker, Anang Desai, Nandita Puri and Vikram Gokhle. The film has lyrics by Shakeel Aazmi, Cinematography by Johney Lal, choreography by Raju Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant, audiography by S.K. Srivastava, editing by Rajiv Gupta and action by Bhiku Verma are the other credits.
(December 12, 2003)

Producer Ajay S. Bharadwaj and storywriter and debutante director P. Akash's DILLAGI, YEH DILLAGI, being made under the banner of Krishraj Productions, was launched with a song recording on November 21 at Sunny Super Sounds. Penned by Sudhakar Sharma and tuned by music director Suresh Raheja, the songs were rendered by KUMAR SANU and Shreya Ghosal.
(M.Sohail Akram)
(December 02, 2003)

'Hottest Mail.com'
Uni Star Multi media Combines' English Film Hottest Mail.com recorded 3 songs at Zip track studios. The songs were rendered by Shaikh,KUMAR SANU, Jyoti & Music Director Latif. The shooting schedule of Hindi version shall be held at Khanvel Resort in Silvassa.
Cast : Reshmi Ghosh, Vishesh Shakti Khanna, Sooraj, Agnes Darenius,
Pratima Chhadha, Ishika etc.
Producers : Sikander Bhatia & Suresh Bafna.
Writer & Director by Sikander Bhatia.
Camera : Shailesh Awasthi.
Action: Suresh Rao.
(October 24, 2003)

Music director R.B. Shourie recorded all six songs for D.J. Productions' [Hyderabad] MERI MANZIL at Sana Recording. Penned by Saleem Sagar, Dil Hashmi and Khaleel, the songs were rendered by Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, KUMAR SANU, Sadhana Sargam, K.K. and Shreya Ghoshal. Cast: Vicky Varma, Aarti Puri, Tej, Shubita Godura, Deepak Tiwari and Kabeer. Producer: K.S.V.R. Prasad. Writer-director: Khaleel Ahmed. The second schedule began from October 7 in Hyderabad and Chennai.
(Shafiq Raja)
(October 10, 2003)

'KALYUG... 5000'
Gul Achhra's Film Titled 'Kalyug... 5000' Param Anand Pictures' Prod. No. 1, produced by Gul Achhra and directed by Mahesh Kothare, has been titled titled KALYUG... 5000. Music director A.R. Shah will record seven songs from June 24 onwards at Krishna Audio. Penned by Gul Achhra, Kishore Chanchal and Raakhee Pandit, they will be rendered by KUMAR SANU, Sadhana Sargam, Shaan, K.K. and other singers. Screenplay: Gul Achhra, Mahesh Kothare and Usha Shah. Dialogue: Gul Achhra and Usha Shah. Cinematography: Dhananjay Kulkarni. Choreography: Jasmin Oza and Alok Naik. Action: Andalib Pathan. Sound: Satish Gupta. The cast is yet to be finalised


(M.Sohail Akram)
(June 26, 2003)

Lords Entertainment's and producer Vivek Dixit's maiden venture Return to Kashmir was launched with a song recording recently at Swarlata Studio. The six songs were recorded by music director Madhumani, written by Deepak Dixit and sung by Asha Bhosale, KK, KUMAR SANU, Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan. Return To Kashmir is first film in last 13 years to be fully shot in Kashmir with the cooperation of J&K Government. The film stars Amit Kumar, Nazneen and Sumain Iqbal and has cinematography by Gagrin Mishra.
(M. Sohail Akram)
(March 15, 2003)

'DHAAR - (Retitled - 'GUMNAAM')
Producer Shubir S. Mukerji commenced his second shooting stint for his Shubir S. Mukerji Productions P. Ltd.'s "DHAAR (The Edge)" on 22nd December and will conclude on 28th December at Movie Time Cinema in Malad, Barrista Coffe Shop in Juhu, Film City, Madh Island, Satyam Studio at Andheri (East) and other Mumbai locales. In this week-long shooting spell, debutante director Neeraj Pathak who is also the writer of this movie, picturised romantic, dramatic and other important scenes on the entire cast. Meanwhile, music directors NADEEM-SHRAVAN recorded the first song on 20th December at Sunny Super Sounds. Penned by SAMEER the song was rendered by KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik. The film features Dino Morea and Mahima Chaudhary in the romantic lead for the first time alongwith Suman Ranganathan, Razzak Khan and others. In credits the film has cinematography by C. Vigneesh - D.F.T., choreography by Ganesh Acharya, editing by Suresh - Akash, sound by Kapil Diwecha, executive producer Shyam Chatwal, publicity by Rajoo Kariya and Montoo Singh with lyrics by Sameer and music by Nadeem Shravan. It's a Girdharilal Seksariya's presentation.
(M. Sohail Akram)
(December 27, 2002)

Director E. Niwas and music directors Nikhil-Vinay recorded all the six songs for F.K.F. Production's TUM in the last two weeks of December and concluding on 23 December at Sudeep Recording Studios and Golden Chariot respectively. Penned by Sameer the songs were rendered by KUMAR SANU; Richa Sharma; Anuradha Paudwala and Udit Narayan; Sonu Nigam; Alka Yagnik; Shaan and S. Shaileja and Udit Narayan, music director Vinay and Alka Yagnik respectively. The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Preeti Jhangiani, Johny Lever and above all Jackie Shroff. Based on a screenplay by Ranbir Pushp, the film has dialogue by Javed Siddiqui, cinematography by Johnny Lal, choreography by Ahmed Khan, action by Amin Gani, publicity by Rajoo Kariya and Montoo Singh, dress designer Anna Singh and concept designing by Channel. The music of the film has been acquired by T - Series.
(M. Sohail Akram)
(December 26, 2002)

KUMAR SANU Literally sings for "Ek Pal" , a british project and first Bollywood movie to tackle the Aids issue.
Last month Birmingham hosted the world premiere of Ek Pal, the first Bollywood movie to tackle the Aids issue. Karamjeet Ballagan, a National Health Service (NHS) trust health worker went into the Indian film industry and produced a film on HIV and Aids. In the end, Ballagan was able to enlist Rajesh Sabarwal, Kirti Sharma and Ashok Bartia.
A Real Breakthrough Came When We Won The Support Of KUMAR SANU, Bollywoods Number One Singer, Ballagan Says. He Heard About The British Project And Decided Literally To Add His Voice To The Campaign By Singing In The Film. Its Given The Production Enormous Credibility.
(M. Sohail Akram)
(September 21, 2002)

Music director Anand Raj Anand recorded the fourth song for Cineyug's HUM KO TUM SE PYAR HAIN on July 12 at Sunny Sounds. Penned by Dev Kohli, it was rendered by KUMAR SANU. The song will be picturised on Bobby Deol and Amisha Patel on a set at N.S.E. Grounds from July 29. Produced by Moranis and Soormas and directed by Vikram Bhatt (previously directed by late Bunty Soorma), the film also stars Arjum Rampal, Johny Lever, Alok Nath, Anand Desai, Beena and Mukesh Tiwari. Exec. Producer: Komesh Rohira. Associate producer: Bipin Savla.
(Shafiq Raja)
(July 26, 2002)

KUMAR SANU has 3 songs in 'DDBB' that will be recorded soon. The music will release in Jan -2003. (This news has been confirmed by the official website owner/creator of 'DDBB' in a reply to the mail of Shafiq Raja)
(Shafiq Raja)
(July 19, 2002)

KUMAR SANU singing in 'Dil Dhadke Baar Baar'
After Saajan, Dil Tera Aashique once again Nadeem Shravan, Sameer, KUMAR SANU and Dashaka Films together in Dil Dhadke Baar Baar.
Movie: Dil Dhadke Baar Baar
Music: Nadeem Shravan.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Stars: Karan Nath, Amisha Patel, Gracy Singh.
(M. Sohail Akram)
(July 15, 2002)

(check 'INDIAFM.com' for latest trailers)

KUMAR SANU sings for 'VAADA'. The song trailer is out on various TV channels.
The song is sung by KUMAR SANU, Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik.

The exclusive song trailer is available at KAJOL-BOARDS.net & INDIAFM.com
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(Source: www.INDIAFM.com, www.KAJOL-BOARDS.net)

(Shafiq Raja, Faizan, Azhar)
(November 06, 2004)

KUMAR SANU sings for 'BHEDH - THE SECRET'. The song trailer is out on various TV channels.
The song is sung by KUMAR SANU and Shreya Goshal.
(November 07, 2004)

KUMAR SANU sings for 'SHUKRIYA' music by Vishal Shehkar & Himesh Reshamiya. The song trailer is out on various TV channels.
The exclusive Prelude & song trailer is available at INDIAFM.com
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(Source: www.INDIAFM.com)

(Faizan, Danny)
(August 07, 2004)

KUMAR SANU sings for 'NAAM GUM JAAYEGA' music by Anand Milind. The song trailer is out on various TV channels.
The exclusive song trailer is available at INDIAFM.com
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(Source: www.INDIAFM.com)
Download trailer in MEDIA PLAYER format Exclusive Song Trailer From Official Website

(Faizan, Danny)
(August 07, 2004)

KUMAR SANU sings for 'HOTTEST MAIL.COM' music by Latif Sheikh. The song trailer is out on various TV channels.
(August 07, 2004)

KUMAR SANU sings for 'TAARZAN - THE WONDERCAR' music by Himesh Reshammiya. The song trailer is out on various TV channels.
(May 30, 2004)

KUMAR SANU sings for 'KAUN HAI JO SAPNON MAIN AYA' music by Nikhil Vinay. The song trailer is out on various TV channels. Audio is on T SERIES.
(Faizan, Salman)
(May 09, 2004)

KUMAR SANU sings for 'YEH LAMHE JUDAAI KE' music by Nikhil Vinay. The 2 exclusive song trailers are available at INDIAFM.com
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(Source: www.INDIAFM.com)

(M.Sohail Akram)
(September 24, 2003)

KUMAR SANU sings for 'DREAMS' music by Sajid - Wajid. The first exclusive trailer is available at INDIAFM.com
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(M.Sohail Akram)

(check 'NEW RELEASES' section for latest updates)

'Aabra Ka Daabra', the soundtrack is released with 1 song by KUMAR SANU. 'Zindagi Zindagi', a duet with Alka Yagnik.
Music: Himesh Reshammiya.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: -

'Hatya - The Murder', the soundtrack is released with 3 songs by KUMAR SANU.
Music: Nadeem Shravan.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: Venus
SCREENINDIA.com(Music Review)
(M. Sohail Akram)
(November 06, 2004) Sohail

'Gumnaam', the soundtrack is released with 2 songs by KUMAR SANU. A romantic duet with Alka Yagnik.
Music: Nadeem Shravan.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: T Series.

'Musafir', the soundtrack is released with 1 song by KUMAR SANU. A romantic duet with Sunidhi Chauhan.
Music: Vishal Shehkar.
Lyrics: Dev Kohli.
Audio: T Series.

'Shukriya', the soundtrack is released with 2 songs of KUMAR SANU. One is a duet by KUMAR SANU and Anuradha Paudwal and second is a sad solo by KUMAR SANU.
Music: Vishal Shehkar.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: T Series.

'Ek Se Badhkar Ek', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet songs by KUMAR SANU and Sunidhi Chauhan.
Music: Anand Raj Anand.

'Naam Gum Jaayega', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet songs by KUMAR SANU and Anuradha Paudwal.
Music: Anand Milind.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: T Series.

'Fida', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet songs by KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik.
Music: Anu Malik.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: Tips.

'Taarzan - The Wondercar', the soundtrack is released with 2 duet songs by KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik with Jayesh Gandhi.
Music: Himesh Reshammiya.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: Baba Music.

'Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet song by KUMAR SANU and Anuradha paudwal.
Music: Nikhil Vinay.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: T Series.

'Girl Friend', the soundtrack is released with 1 solo by KUMAR SANU.
Music: Dabboo Malik.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: T Series.

'Garv', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet song sung by KUMAR SANU and Anuradha Paudwal.
Music: Sajid Wajid.
Lyrics: -
Audio: T Series

'Aan', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet song sung by KUMAR SANU and Anuradha Paudwal.
Music: Anu Malik.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: T Series

'Charas', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet song sung by KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik.
Music: Raju Singh.
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar.
Audio: Times Music.

'Krishna Cottage', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet song sung by KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik.
Music: Anu Malik.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: -

'Zameer', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet song sung by KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik.
Music: Jatin Lalit.

'Run', the soundtrack is released with 2 duet songs sung by KUMAR SANU and Alka Yagnik.
Music: Himesh Reshammiya.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: Tips.

'Sheen', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet song sung by KUMAR SANU and Nirja Pandit and an anthem song by KUMAR SANUwith various singers.
Music: Nadeem Shravan.
Lyrics: Sameer.
Audio: -

'Sheen', the soundtrack is released with total 5 songs, 2 duet songs sung by KUMAR SANU and Asha Bhosle and Sadhna Sargam, 3 solos sung by KUMAR SANU.
Music: Nikhil Vinay.
Lyrics: Chander, Yogesh.
Audio: FAI Audio.

'Chaand Bujh Gaya', the soundtrack is released with 1 duet song sung by KUMAR SANU and -
Music: -.

(check 'DATABASE' section for complete lists)

Posted online: Friday, October 01, 2004 at 0000 hours IST

ne of Venus Records and Tapes’ most prestigious albums, Mashooqa has been released recently. The album has eight romantic tracks composed by Bappi Lahiri and written by Sameer. Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik, two of our topmost singers, have sung the tracks, while the video features Jugal Hansraj and USA-based Gayatri Patel.

Veteran composer Bappi Lahiri has been known to be a trendsetter. The man behind hit scores like Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Himmatwala, Sharaabi, Aaj Ka Arjun, Ghayal, Aankhen and Dalaal who is known more for his rhythmic numbers now returns to vintage melody in this romantic album.

The Numero Uno playback singer now for over a decade, Alka Yagnik has always been very selective in choosing her albums. This is her first album with Venus.

One of the most popular and prolific singers in the last 15 years, Kumar Sanu now sings the kind of songs that are his special forte - soft romantic melodies.

Today’s busiest song-spinner has had a consistent track-record of hits both in films and albums for the last fifteen years. Mashooqa is his latest album.

(Ocotober 01, 2004)

Back again Bappi Lahiri
Gayatri Patel and Jugal Hansraj Where did our colourful, bejewelled Bengali babu, Bappi Lahiri, disappear and who was he trilling for? Well, it seems he was busy making sweet music for the music album Mashooqa, featuring Jugal Hansraj (another guy who's long been out of the scene) and US girl Gayatri Patel. And that's not all. This album also brings together two of our BEST known singers, Alka Yagnik and KUMAR SANU for the first time.> That's quite a musical coup, eh?
(September 28, 2004)

'HOTA HAI PYAR' (Non-Film Music Album) is released with 2 songs by KUMAR SANU.

(Shafiq Raja)
(July 11, 2004)

Friday, July 16, 2004

Sony Music releases TERA MERA PYAR
Sony Music along with Hardip Sidhu and Prem Hans of “Baby H-Mere Naseeb fame” present an original collection of 11 Indi pop tracks titled Tera Mera Pyar. This multi-video album is an exciting collection of songs given life by superstar voices like Shreya Ghoshal, KUMAR SANU, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Babul Supriyo and Sunidhi Chauhan.
The lead track of the album Tera Mera Pyar sung by KUMAR SANU is a melodious love song. The video will soon be on air and it features newcomers Nimrat and Bhanujeet. The video for this track is set in a cinema hall and brings out the excitement and innocence of first love and the emerging trend of couples meeting and falling in love at the movies. Award-winning filmmaker Apurva Asrani directs the videos.
Singing legend Alka Yagnik along with KUMAR SANU renders the effervescent ‘Ankhon Se’ a lyrical tune with an interesting use of tempos and voices. Another highlight of the album is the foot tapping ‘Teri Meri Jori’ sung by Sonali Vajpayee and Chesire Cat.
All in all, Tera Mera Pyar is a musical celebration of life’s joys, its frothy optimism and melodic high energy.

'TERA MERA PYAR' (Non-Film Music Album) is released with 2 songs by KUMAR SANU. Audio on SONY MUSIC.

(Faizan, Salman)
(July 9, 2004)

'AAPSE HUMAIN PYAR HOGAYA HAI' (Non-Film Music Album) is released with 1 song by KUMAR SANU.

'TERI PEHLI NAZAR' (Non-Film Music Album) is released with songs by KUMAR SANU.
Music: Nawab Raja.
Singers: KUMAR SANU, Vinod Rathod, Nawab Raja.
(September 10, 2002)

'Dekhte Hi Dekhte Pyaar Ho Gaya' (Non-Film Music Album) is released with songs by KUMAR SANU.
Music: Nawab Raja.
Singers: KUMAR SANU, Nawab Raja.
(September 10, 2002)

'Mere Dil Ke Aangan Main' (Non-Film Music Album) music by Nikhil Vinay, soundtrack is released, with 3 songs by KUMAR SANU.

(M. Sohail Akram)
(August 18, 2002)

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