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Vishal Dadlani doesn’t want to sing party numbers anymore!

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Y-Films, the youth films wing of Yash Raj Films, launched the second single of India’s 1st Isspeshal Band, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6-Pack Band 2.0 titled, ‘Dil Toh Paagal Hai [Isspeshal Mix]. The ignorant often refer to people with special needs as ‘paagal’ or ‘mad’. The song flips that on its head by telling people that if not discriminating between people or listening to your heart is at times considered crazy, then we all need to celebrate that madness. Because the heart, after all, is crazy. The band is an exciting new music collective of 6 differently abled teens with special needs but incredible music skills and passion.

Conceived & Produced by Ashish Patil, the project is curated by Shameer Tandon. The new version is a collaboration with ace singer-composer-song writer-rockstar Vishal Dadlani.

The iconic track from Yash Chopra’s cult classic film featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Akshay Kumar has been recreated by Shameer with additional lyrics by Kumaar. The incredible new music video directed by Adil Shaikh features around 100 students, teachers, counsellors, therapists & staff of The Gateway School of Mumbai, a special needs school – rocking away to the song celebrating life and accepting each & everyone as they are!

Speaking about the same Vishal Dadlani, “I may have spent only a few hours with these kids, but these kids have changed the way I look at the world. It’s overwhelming to see these geniuses succeed because I know they deserve this and a lot more. I’m only happy that I got to share a few moments of the spotlight with them, making me a part of their jigsaw puzzle.”

Although Vishal Dadlani isn’t in the favour of recreating songs he has sung ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’ this is what Vishal has to say “I would have never touched a song of Uttamji like ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’, has it not been a part of this cause. I would surely say that we were the ones who recreated the song but I must say one thing I am not in favour of recreating a song.”

He is one singer and composer who has always been offered rock and party numbers, ask him if he has been getting other offers to which he said, “I have been getting party numbers and I shout my vocal chords out but now I want to sing romantic songs.” ends Vishal.

Here’s wishing Vishal all the best for his future endevours!

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