A taste of ‘Hindi Jazz’ — that’s what it was when singer Neeti Mohan took to mike, and set the stage for an evening of songs, dance and merry with “Bombay Velvet” stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.
The trio of composer Amit Trivedi, lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and singer Neeti were on Monday night a riot on stage at a south Goa resort, where media persons from across four cities have congregated for a “Bombay Velvet” promotional event.
Ranbir was at his charming best as he danced away with scribes, while Anushka, Karan Johar and director Anurag Kashyap also let themselves loose.
After Neeti, who is the voice of Anushka’s character Rosie Noronha – a jazz singer in the film, enthralled the crowd with power-packed numbers like “Buri Bimari”, “Naak Pe Gussa”, “Behroopia” and “Sylvia”, it was time for some more fun.
Anushka even joined her for “Dhadaam Dhadaam” to give a glimpse of how she lip-synced to Neeti’s voice in the song. But so immersed were the duo in the performance that they were in tears.
“Some songs lead to a catharsis,” Neeti said, thanking the composer and director for giving her a project like “Bombay Velvet”.
As the fun gained momentum, Trivedi and Bhattacharya belted out songs from “Dev.D”, “Chillar Party” and “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu”.
A highlight was “Queen” director Vikas Bahl, who seemed to be enjoying the celebrations thoroughly. And why not? He was coming straight after receiving his National Award for the Kangana Ranaut starred film.
Johar too couldn’t resist dancing, and he gave a ‘Jhalak’ of his moves on “Auntyji”.
Co-produced by Bahl and Vikramaditya Motwane of Phantom Films as well as Fox Star Studios, “Bombay Velvet” hits theatres on May 15.
Inputs by IANS
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