Shreya Ghoshal electrifies stadium
Patrons at the Guyana National Stadium witnessed an electrifying performance from singing sensation Shreya Ghoshal and her troupe on Sunday evening. The playback singer, accompanied by Prithvi Gandharv and Jeffrey Iqbal, entertained fans to their hearts’ content with melodies straight from Bollywood.
After more than three hours of nonstop hits, patrons left the stadium satisfied and humming the popular hit “Ooh la la Ooh la la”. The show started on time with the local artistes performing a few Bollywood hits that set the mood for the international artistes. Ghoshal appeared on stage at about 19:30h to loud roars from the thousands who had gathered at the arena. As she performed some of her sentimental songs, the crowd swayed and cheered lustily. Some of her hits included “Ooh la la Ooh la la” from the “Dirty Picture” and “Chikni Chameli” from “Agneepath”. She also sang “Holi” songs and some of her role model Lata Mangeshkar’s tunes.
For every tune she sung, her talented dance troupe showcased their breathtaking moves. During her performance, she thanked Guyanese for their warmth and welcome on her first visit to Guyana, adding that she will be back. This was the final stop on her month-long world tour. There were also performances by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s dance troupe, the Dharmic Nritya Sangh.
The sabha was praised for its excellent organising skills as the Diwali celebrations commenced with a bang.
Agneepath (transl. Path of Fire) is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language action drama film produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions. It is a remake of the 1990 film of the same name and was directed by Johar’s former assistant Karan Malhotra. The screenplay was written by Malhotra along with Ila Dutta Bedi and the dialogues were written by Piyush Mishra. Johar pays tribute to his father, Yash Johar, the producer of the original, through the film. The music of the film was composed by Ajay-Atul, with lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. As with the original, the title is taken from a poem of the same name by Harivansh Rai Bachchan, which forms a thematic link through the film, both literally and metaphorically.
October 16, 2012 – guyanatimesgy.com