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Kailasa’s Karachi stint

music Updated: Apr 21, 2012 02:39 IST

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Singer Kailash Kher got a chance to perform in Pakistan for the very first time and he was overwhelmed by the kind of response he got for his act. Kher says that the country is a lot like India, and the people there are warm and friendly.

“Performing in our neighbouring country was an overwhelming and interesting experience. Me and my band crossed the Wagah border on foot. The custom officers and everyone else there greeted us with open arms and were very warm,” said the 38-year-old.

Kher performed with his band Kailasa in Karachi recently. They belted out their popular numbers including Teri Deewani, Tauba-Tauba, Saiyaan, Dhol Vajda, and Babam Bam. “The audience was very enthusiastic and cheered for my performance after every song,” said Kher. “We were told that the concert tickets were being sold in black and police had to intervene to stop that. The tickets were sold out, so many waited outside the gates in the hope of getting tickets,” he added.

Kher has sung in 14 languages for regional films, and has over 200 songs to his credit, in Bollywood. After Karachi, the singer and his band will head to the US for a 35-day tour, with 16 shows scheduled for their audiences.