Fifteen years ago, Nimesh Mehta and his mother set up a samosa stall near Opera House. Today, even though Mehta owns an export business and has funds to launch his own music album, he still visits the stall, as a reminder of his rags to riches story.
Recently, Mehta released his first music album called Bhaisaab Bhaisaab on Asha Bhosle’s birthday, as a tribute to the legendary singer. Now, as a symbol of his life’s journey, he will re-launch the album at his samosa stall.
“I never thought of singing with Asha madam (Bhosle) but it happened. Now, I will launch this album at my samosa stall, which is where I came from,” says Mehta, who has even recorded a song with Bhosle for his album.
Brought up at VT station, Mehta had always wanted to sing, whether it was for films or otherwise. He even got a chance once, but the film never released. “When I saved enough money from the stall to start my business, I had to keep all my wishes on the side. But I never forgot my dream to sing,” says Mehta.
His music director contacted Bhosle with Mehta’s project. “He told her the concept and she agreed. But I still can’t believe it happened,” says Mehta, who launched his music with much fan fare. Bhosle was unable to attend the event. He says, “She is busy, and I understand that.”
Even though the BMC has shifted Mehta’s stall a lot since then, he owes a lot to it. “I always go back to that place. It’s been lucky for me and my family,” says Mehta. He is yet to decide an exact date for the samosa stall release, but is certain that it will happen soon. He also plans to make a film, but before that “will launch some devotional albums”.