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You can shoot for kailasa’s tracks

Singer Kailash Kher launches contest for fans to create videos for his band’s latest songs, best ones to be picked up officially. Singer Kailash Kher and his band, Kailasa enthralled Mumbaikars with a scintillating concert this weekend.

music Updated: Feb 27, 2012 15:43 IST
Pooja Maheshwary
Pooja Maheshwary
Hindustan Times

Singer Kailash Kher and his band, Kailasa enthralled Mumbaikars with a scintillating concert this weekend. The show, which was a tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, saw the Allah ke bandey… singer belt out popular songs of the world-renowned Pakistani musician, including Tere bin nahi lagda dil mera dholna. and Kinna sona.

Kher, who is known to chat with his audience between songs, admits that sharing experiences with them makes it a more personal experience for him. He explains, “In India, it is very rare that people pay Rs 3,000 for a concert. So, it feels good to know that you have true fans in the audience, which makes sharing personal trivia even more of a personal experience.”

Recently, he had posted on his fan page, requesting people to create videos of songs from his album for free. “I wish to make videos of all songs from Kailasa’s album, Rangeele. I am quite happy with the response my request has received. While videos of three songs have already been made, the fourth is on its way. It’s being made by students from a film institute as a diploma project,” he says, adding, “We will soon launch a contest on our Facebook page, where people will be asked to make videos of the songs Katha gaan… and Ujaale baant lo. The one that receives the maximum ‘likes’ will be the official video for that song.”

The singer, who has sung for upcoming films Agent Vinod, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum and Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh, will be travelling to Pakistan and Bangladesh with the band next month. He also plans to head for an international tour with Kailasa in April. Ask him if there are any plans to collaborate with any international artiste, and he says, “Collaboration requires a lot of time and commitment. I’m afraid I don’t have that kind of time right now. I’ll do that when the time is right.”

First Published: Feb 27, 2012 14:19 IST