Filmmaker and music director Vishal Bharadwaj has given the Top 7 contestants of singing reality show 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012' their first playback break. ''I invite all of you to come to my studios tomorrow to record the opening track of MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA,'' said Vishal after he had heard all the Top 7 contestants.
Christmas became all the more merrier for all singers as they got this golden opportunity to playback for Vishal's soon to release film.
Brimming with excitement, contestants Jasraj, Jazim, Vishwajeet, Renu, Aman, Shenaz and Arshpreet celebrated Christmas with Vishal, his wife and singer Rekha Bharadwaj and his entire team as they recorded the song 'Khatra hai bhai khatra hai…'.
Said a source from the channel, ''The contestants got a chance to playback even before the finale of the show. It's a huge thing for them. We hope MATRU KI BIJLI KA MANDOLA is a big hit!''
Vishal and Rekha were visibly impressed by the contestants while attending the episode.
While Shenaz's, one of the contestants of the show, rendition of 'Naina Thag Lenge' had Rekha in tears, Jazim Sharma's performance on the ghazal 'Maye Mera Ranjha', made Vishal say, ''Yahi sunne ke liye toh hum zinda hoon. I am so thankful to 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' for showcasing these genres of music. This is real music. It was because of ghazals that I had met Rekha.''
The episode also had dapper Imran Khan and the gorgeous Anushka Sharma looking absolutely splendid and radiant in a beige backless anarkali dress.
The rustic voice of Rekha Bharadwaj kept the audiences mesmerized as she teamed up with Shankar Mahadevan and gave a fun-filled performance on the song 'Oye Boy Oye Boy Charlie' from the movie MATRU KI BIJLI KA MANDOLA.