Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is one of my favorit'est' show and I've watched every single episode, some more than once :) I remember most of the songs performed by the participants and after Debojit won the contest there was this episode where all the 12 finalists came up to perform. The one song that absolutley got me was Aao Na performed by Debojit and Nihira...I'd never heard the original but I kept watching the recorded version of this show several times and then later figured this was originally sung by Udit Narayan & Sadhana Sargam..Debu & Nihira were no less in their performance of this song...Awesome...
From then I have been wanting to sing this one but couldn't lay my hands on the track.. Finally, sometime in June, I heard Soumitra's version of this song on Taranaa. He had sung it soo beautifully, I asked him if he'd let me borrow his voice. Though the track was always there on Taranaa, it was called Gunji si hai...and I didn't realise it was the same song! :) I recorded my 'version 1' sometime in July and then I got so busy with the summer break..family..friends and recording took a back seat :)
After 2 months, here I am with the completed version.. It was a lot of effort to make sure we both sang the swars together and Soumitra, I want to thank u so very much for lending me ur lovely voice and for helping me with feedback/correction in putting this song together.
This one time, I especially want to thank my family for putting up with my constant singing of Ga Ga Re Ga Ga Re for so many weeks that after a point, I almost got disowned :(
Thanks Pratika, Prarthana & Kush!!!! :)
Movie : Kyun Ho Gaya Na (2004)
Music : Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
Original by : Udit Narayan and Sadhana Sargam
Sung by : Vidyu & Soumitra