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Maniesh Paul set to turn a rapper; will soon record for a Hong Kong based company

Actor-host Maniesh Paul says that he never knew he could perform a rap before he got to perform LIVE at Salman Khan’s Da-Bang tour.

bollywood Updated: Jun 18, 2017 11:03 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
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Though Maniesh Paul confirmed that he’s been approached to record a rap song, he’s yet to take the final call soon.

Maniesh Paul is on a roll, or should we rather say rap and roll! Television’s popular host turned actor, Maniesh seems to be getting a lot more popular with his fans abroad, who fondly call him Sultan of Stage. Recently, when he was in Hong Kong as part of Salman Khan’s Da-Bang tour, he got to perform on a rap song live for the first time. Little did he realise that he would be approached by a popular music agency to record a rap for them.

“The officials of the music agency, which is based in Hong Kong, were mighty impressed with Maniesh’s rap performance and his engaging interaction with the audience. Interestingly, he is hugely popular in Hong Kong and using his popularity, he’s been approached to record a rap, which will be targeted at the youth,” said a source.

When we contacted Maniesh, he confirmed the news and said, “Yes, I’ve been approached to record a rap, but nothing has been finalised yet. I’ll take the final call soon. I am very excited and happy with the response.”

The fact that the rap is being targeted at the young crowd, does Maniesh have any special ideas in mind? “I’ve always sung here and there but at this tour, I got the opportunity to perform, and the response received was overwhelming. I am happy that audience liked my performance and I am looking forward to this opportunity.”

Ask Maniesh if he feels his hidden talent is finally getting the wings to fly, and he says, “Definitely. As a creative person, we want to keep exploring new horizons. I never thought I could rap before this tour happened. I wish to keep exploring new possibilities in future and give new content to my audience.”

Among hordes of rappers, Eminem is Maniesh’s favourite. “He is amazing. I’m also listening to this new talent, the rapper Divine. I think he is doing brilliant work,” adds Maniesh.

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First Published: Jun 03, 2017 18:24 IST