Gulzar to pen special tribute to Jagjit Singh

Bollywood Lyricist-writer Gulzar will be penning a few lines as part of the musical tribute to Jagjit Singh planned by the makers of “Tum Bin 2”. It will be held on the late singer’s fifth death anniversary on October 10 here.

“Tum Bin 2” makers Anubhav Sinha and Bhushan Kumar recreating popular ghazal “Koi fariyaad” as “Teri fariyaad”, decided to pay a musical tribute to Jagjit Singh.

Titled Tum Bin Misses Jagjit Singh, the by-invite only concert will feature some of the stalwarts from the music industry and will be aired live for fans. The concert will be held at Rang Sharda, Bandra here, read a statement.

Hariharan, Anup Jalota, Rekha Bhardwaj and Ankit Tewari will be a part of the tribute show.

The second instalment of 2001 film “Tum Bin” franchise is written and directed by Sinha and jointly produced by him with Bhushan Kumar of the T-Series music label. Shot in the aesthetic landscape of Scotland, “Tum Bin 2” reunites producer Kumar and writer-director Sinha after a gap of 15 years.

“Tum Bin 2” features Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aashim Gulati.

The star cast of the film will sing for the very first time on stage as the curtain raiser to the tribute.

Sinha said: “Yes the tribute will incorporate many facets, including a special video message from various music industry stalwarts who couldn’t be present in person, but in spirit, which will be played live to audiences. I’m also choreographing a special sequel with the star cast of ‘Tum Bin 2’ as my personal gesture within the tribute.”

The film will hit the screens on November 18.


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