“This visit to Kolkata has energised me beyond words. The entire city was lit up. There was not a single nook or corner which was not vibrant. The energy of the city was very infectious. Every road, the flyovers, the buildings the entire citys capes was wired with lights, positivity and that was rejuvenating for any visitor. On my way from the airport to the hotel, I was welcomed to the sounds of Bolo Ta Ra Ra, Balle Balle blaring from speakers at various crossings as our cars steered the fairy lights lit roads,” said Daler Mehndi.
At the recently held Kali Puja celebrations at BF Park, Salt Lake, Kolkata, Daler Mehndi achieved his`Oscar Moment’ when he was praised for his singing by none other than the legendary singer Asha Bhosle.
Asha ji not only praised his current on- stage singing, but went onto to say that she even remembers most of his Bollywood numbers. `His singing is amply reflected in all his performances and he comes out as a very honest, hard working and God-fearing singer,” she added.
The ongoing Kali Puja celebrations organised by the Salt Lake Maitri Sangha are in their 30th year and this 22 October, the whose who of Bollywood was present to grace the occasion. Alongwith Asha Bhosle, other celebrities who attended included Zeenat Aman, Dimple Kapadia, Amrita Rao.
Sunday witnessed the goddess of music, veteran Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle take the stage, the evening concluding with Mehndi belting out his foot tapping dance numbers.