Music lovers of Bhubaneswar enjoyed a musical treat as singing sensation Javed Ali performed at a live concert at Utkal Mandap on Friday.
Organised by The Times of India, the live concert was opened by Srini who sang the popular romantic number Jeena Jeena of the film ‘Badlapur’. Her second song Deewani Mastani from the film ‘Bajirao Mastani’ before Javed made his grand entry.
Ali started with Jashn-e-bahara from the Bollywood film ‘Jodhaa Akbar’. Chartbusters like Tu Meri Adhuri Pyaas Pyaas from the Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Ghajini,’ Tu Jo Mila from ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, and Channa Mereya of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ impressed the crowd.
Further, he performed his renditions of Sufi songs, Kun Faya from ‘Rockstar’ and Arziyan from ‘Delhi 6’. “What an evening. We had a great time and won’t forget it soon,” said Sonika Dash, a college student.
As the entire auditorium sang along with Ali, the singer moved on to his own song from his recent album Rangrezia. “Odisha people are very musical. Our music industry has got many talented artists from Odisha. They love music a lot,” said Ali to the audience.