Bollywood goes gaga over Shekhar's‘Hanuman Chalisa’

Noted composer Shekhar Ravjiani of the composer duo Vishal-Shekhar, has released his third single. He has done a rendition of the holy chant ‘Hanuman Chalisa’. The official launch took place on Tuesday and it was launched at the hands of Amitabh Bachchan. Big B is known to share a good rapport with the duo of Vishal-Shekhar. Thanking the megastar, Shekhar said, “I'm extremely honoured and grateful that Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has taken time out of his very busy schedule to make this occasion truly special and complete for me.” On his part Bachchan said that the album has touched him deeply and gave him Goosebumps. The album has been launched under the ZEE Music label. Shekhar states that his deceased grandmother was the inspiration behind this musical project.

Shekhar later talked about this new project at length. He said, “Hanuman Chalisa has been an integral part of my life. My grandparents instilled these traditional values in me. It was my late grandmother's wish to see me compose a version of the epic prayer. I dedicate it to her… his version is more soothing, calm and peaceful. When the song started to sound the way I wanted it to, I decided to do a little more research on Lord Hanuman. I went to a bookstore and started reading. Suddenly, I felt like making my own version of it… 'm coming up with a book called Shekhar Ravjiani's 'Hanuman Chalisa', which will be available globally. I've also come up with an app for mobile phone users with my song and book…”

The new album has already received tremendous response from the Bollywood and music industry. Several celebrities posted on Twitter to praise his work. Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, “Well done @ShekharRavjiani my fav song of yours so far.”  Ritiesh Deshmukh wrote, “Whatta a song - soulful - @ShekharRavjiani dada outdone urself”. Popular singer Sunidhi Chauhan tweeted, “#HanumanChalisa sung straight from the soul… Please do not miss it people. Beautifully done @ShekharRavjiani!”  Shreya Ghosal posted, “Hello all! Have you heard this.. Hanuman Chalisa by the very talented @ShekharRavjiani Simply superb.”  Later Shekhar took to Twitter himself and thanked everyone by saying, “Thank you all for the super response on the preview that I shared today of my fourth single, #SRHanumanChalisa”.

On the Bollywood front, Shekhar and his partner Vishal are busy with two huge releases, the Hrtihik Roshan starrer ‘Bang Bang’ and the SRK starrer ‘Happy New Year’.