THIS dream of singer Jonita Gandhi’s has FINALLY come true! – Jonita is the voice behind hit songs like Sau Tarah Ke, Breakup Song, Pink anthem, and most recently Ye Jawani Teri (Meri Pyaari Bindu)
Every aspiring singer dreams for the chance to sing with their mentor. For Jonita Gandhi, who’s the voice behind hit songs like Sau Tarah Ke, Breakup Song, Pink anthem, Ye Jawani Teri, that dream shaped into reality with the release of ‘Affu Khuda’, a Bollywood track she has lent her mellifluous voice to alongside her mentor Sonu Nigam.
From the soon-to-be released Marathi film Fun Unlimited, the song presents both singers at their best, singing a remix of the 60s super hit song from the movie Jab Jab Phool Khile.
The song is certainly a memorable one for Jonita as Sonu Nigam was the first from Bollywood to introduce her to the professional stage. What started with the need for one singer to perform at his public concert in Canada led to an invitation to tour with him around the world. This introduction led to her career as a professional singer. Today Jonita is riding high after checking off a bucket list item, singing a duet along with Sonu that fulfills her dream.
When asked about it, Jonita said, “The way I met him was through an online contest he held in 2009 where I was one of the winners. The result was that I got to be part of a tribute to Michael Jackson in which Sonuji also sang. I was thrilled then, and now my dream of sharing a film song with him has finally come true! I’ve always looked up to him growing up, and while sharing the stage with him for years now, I never run out of things to learn from him.”