Singer-composer Shekhar Ravjiani, who will be releasing his sixth independent single titled "Devi" on upcoming singing reality TV show "Om Shanti Om", says the song is his "heartfelt tribute to womankind".
Ravjiani will release the single on the 'Shub Aaramb' episode of the show, which will air on Star Bharat.
"'Devi' is my sixth independent single and my heartfelt tribute to womankind. As a culture we Indians have always worshipped goddesses and prayed for their divine power to bless us and our loved ones. However, the same culture sadly doesn't give the living goddesses among us, our women and girls, the same kind of respect and love," Ravjiani said in a statement.
"'Devi' is a promise to our women. A promise that we will open our minds and hearts to the possibilities that our future will see if women are given wings and the freedom to fly. A promise that where there were once tears, smiles will reign and the birth of every single girl baby in our country will be a reason for celebration."
He also said he is looking forward to perform the song for the first time on the show.
"I hope the song finds a place in the hearts of all the viewers," added the singer.
"Om Shanti Om", to be aired on Star Bharat starting from August 28, will provide a musical stage to contestants will re-invent known devotional songs that appeal to modern India.
To be hosted by Aparshakti Khurana, the show will feature actress Sonakshi Sinha, Ravjiani and singer Kanika Kapoor as judges.