Playback singer Shibani Kashyap recently performed at a function that was organised for the Indian Army in the Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir. The event was organised for jawans and their families. The singer enthralled them with some of her popular tracks.
Around 1,400 people attended the show. “The venue was only five minutes away from the India-Pakistan border. It is considered a sensitive area. But, it was an incredible experience. Since I come from an army background, I realise how difficult it is to be on duty round-the-clock. I really wanted to do something for the Indian Army,” says Shibani.
Apart from singing her popular Bollywood numbers, she also crooned some patriotic songs. “I started the show with songs like Saare Jahaan Se Accha and Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon. They were followed by my popular song, Sajna Aa Bhi Jaa, and a few others,” says the singer, who was reminded of her childhood days in Rajouri.
“I was born and brought up in Kashmir. So, going back to the place where I had spent my childhood made me nostalgic. My team and I were looked after really well by the Indian Army. I didn’t charge anything for the show,” says Shibani.