When Mika Singh debuted as a singer with Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag in 1998, his elder brother, Daler Mehndi, was already a pop icon. Through the years, music aficionados have waited with bated breath for the 2 musicians to return collectively. The wait ended just lately once they launched their first collaboration, Sohniye. The only
is a foot-tapping quantity with Punjabi beats.
Daler says when Mika shared the thought of the one with him, he beloved it. “The collaboration was Mika’s concept. After I heard the recording, I informed him it was fantastic and he should go forward with it. However, he mentioned he needed me to sing with him. Mika is 10 years youthful to me and I can do something for him,” says the Dardi Rab Rab singer.
Mika is elated over lastly getting the chance to collaborate along with his brother. “Daler paaji is my guru and mentor. Although we’ve got carried out collectively previously, that is our first official collaboration,” says Mika, including that engaged on the quantity was an incredible expertise. “The music is a mixture of our particular person types. It took us over a yr to compose the tune as a result of we needed to preserve Daler paaji’s model and vary in thoughts.”
The video of Sohniye was shot in Delhi. “However it has been finished so splendidly that it seems to be prefer it has been filmed in a global vacation spot,” says Daler, who misplaced over 20 kilos for the video. “Mika wished each of us to look related within the video. And for that, I needed to lose lots of weight,” he says. Was shedding the additional kilos tough? “Predominant mann ka bahut pakka hoon. Isliye wazan ghataana mere liye mushkil nahi tha [Since I am a determined person, losing weight was not so difficult for me],” responds Daler.
Each brothers insist that Sohniye is simply the tip of the iceberg and so they plan to workforce up for extra initiatives. At the moment, they’re touring the UK for reveals and selling the tune. “It is after 20 years that we’re performing collectively on stage,” says Daler.