The Punjabi playback singer Jashan Singh, who is making his film debut with the much awaited Punjabi flick Dushman had his lady luck shining bright when he got the chance to perform at Coke Studio Season 4, with Manj and Raftaar.
While chit chatting with us, Jashan revealed that he got lucky, and we believe him because the song was originally composed for the legendary singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
He said,"I was in Mumbai for Angrez's screening and had to be there for Amrinder bhaji, which is when I met all the others too, including Manj bhaji. We walked our journeys and after nearly an year, I got a call from Manj bhaji and he asked me to hurriedly reach this studio in Andheri. During that time, Singh is Bliing was being worked upon so I assumed that it might be for that movie."
Jashan confessed that he always aspired to sing at the Coke Studio but it would come to him in such a way, was completely unexpected!
"When I reached the studio, Manj bhaji told me that we'll be dubbing for a song tonight and have it's shoot tomorrow. I was inquisitive about the project so asked him in return as to what it was for and to my disbelief he said Coke Studio!", continued Jashan.
Manj's assistant Ankit later told Jashan that the song in consideration was initially composed for the legendary artist Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, which made the entire feeling even more special for our Punjabi gabru. He chuckled that this wasn't the first time such a fortunate incident had happened with him.
His debut film as a playback singer had songs done by the super talented Sonu Nigam but the ones which made their way to the theatres were sung in the Punjabi voice of Jashan.
"The songs for Rangeeley starring Jimmy bhaji were first sung by Sonu Nigam ji who in himself is a talent hub, but Jimmy bhaji wanted a Punjabi voice and asked me to come on board. I even got the chance to promote Rangeeley with the starcast, throughout North India. The songs that got a theatrical release were in my voice", finished the Chann Warga Yaar singer.
We are happy that there are people around us who affirm that miracles happen and Jashan is one of those. This talented yet lucky singer-turned-actor has his debut movie Dushman lined up for release at the end of 2016.
Here's wishing him the best for all that's coming his way :-)