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WATCH VIDEO & PICS : Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam goes unrecognized on Mumbai streets

 2016-05-18 06:22:21.0

Sonu-mumbaiTahlka news Bureau

Mumbai:�Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam recently disguised himself as a middle-aged man and performed the streets of Mumbai.

download (1)The video by YouTube channel Being Indian shows Nigam using prosthetics and makeup to don the appearance of an ageing street performer.


Sonu Nigam pulled off a performance on a busy Mumbai street recently for hours, and, surprisingly, went completely unnoticed.

sonu-759He sat under a tree in Mumbai�s Juhu area with his harmonium and started by singing his famous song �Har ghadi badal rahi hai roop zindagi� from the film Kal Ho Naa Ho.

Though a small crowd gathered around him, and many even complimented him for his silky voice, none recognised him.

download (2)Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam, who has been enthralling fans with his melodious voice for over two decades now, slipped into the garb of an aged street performer for a newly released web video.

The video, titled �The Roadside Ustaad�, was released on Culture Machine�s digital channel Being Indian on Tuesday. It is an experiment done on the busy streets of Juhu, Mumbai to see how the pedestrians react to the singing of an old man.

sonu3-750x500�The Roadside Ustaad� captures mixed reactions of commoners ranging from individuals stopping by and enjoying the old man�s singing to those who nonchalantly walk away, all of them oblivious to the fact that the old man is Sonu.

sonu1Talking about the initiative, Sonu said in a statement: �I went (on to do this video) without any expectations, totally bereft of any awkwardness for the way I was looking and what I was about to subject myself to.

_1defe7da-1c2c-11e6-a451-36c3a3fdf989�For the first time, I was not me. The make-up was so good and authentic that people standing so close to me, couldn�t recognise.�

In the video, he is seen with a harmonium.

He further shared that the musical instrument was the same one that his parents bought when he was born.

�It was all so humbling. And from such an unfamiliar zone, I managed to procure something. Gratitude, grace and appreciation for what we have,� he said.

_1defe7da-1c2c-11e6-a451-36c3a3fdf989Further talking about the reason behind making this video, Karl Katgara, creative director at Culture Machine, said: �The whole idea behind this experiment was to inspire people to take a moment out of their busy lives and appreciate the beauty of music.

download (3)�To do this, who better than Sonu Nigam. He is one of the most sought after singers in the country, and the most recognizable voice. What was interesting to see at the time was, he created the same magic singing, just disguised as an old man, and people could not recognise him at all.�

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