Celebrate Mahashivaratri with Sonu Nigam’s New Singles – Shiv Shankara & Bam Bhole Bam
This Mahashivaratri, Sonu Nigam is all set to launch his two new spiritual singles, Shiv Shankara and Bam Bhole Bam, in association with Times Music. Produced by C G Entertainment Nepal, the songs are composed by the young and very talented Bollywood composer-singer Shreyas Puranik. The renowned lyricist from Nepal Mr. Basant Chaudhary, has penned the lyrics for these singles. Both the music videos will be available on Times Music Spiritual YouTube channel.
Shiv Shankara has been shot in the scenic beauty of the Himalayas in the Pokhra region in Nepal, and features Sonu Nigam himself. The video encapsulates the essence of celestial Shiva. It showcases the fact that Shiva is realized through helping others and also through self-realization. The song starts with the divine and powerful Mahamritunjay mantra and Shiva chants and is about overcoming the five weaknesses of human personality, like – Kam (lust), Krodh (rage), Lobh (greed), Moh (attachment) and Ahankar (conceit) to awaken the inner self and attain moksha.
On asking about the song and the shoot experience, Sonu Nigam said, “Shiv Shankara and Bam Bhole Bam are my offerings to Lord Shiva, this Mahashivaratri. Personally, both the songs hold special importance for me as my mother was a great devotee of Shiva and I am dedicating these songs to her.”
“[I am] extremely delighted to work with Sonu ji on these projects. I have started off my career composing Lord Ganesha’s songs, these are my first spiritual singles devoted to Lord Shiva. The entire team has put in their hard work in the making of the songs. Also, filming the videos amidst the beautiful Himalayas in Nepal was a fantastic experience. I hope everyone will like the songs,” said composer Shreyas Puranik.
Lyricist Basant Chaudhary quoted, “It’s been a wonderful experience writing songs in the spiritual space for the first time. Being from Kathmandu, where Lord Pashupatinath is worshipped with utmost reverence, the writing just came naturally to me. It was also a great experience working with Sonu ji and with our industry’s exceptional young talents like Shreyas! My company C G Entertainment is happy to associate with Times Music on this project after our successful association in the past.”
Sonu Nigam is a legendary Indian playback singer, composer, host, live performer and an actor. He is regarded as ‘Modern Rafi’ and is considered to be one of the most versatile singers of the Hindi Film Industry. He has lent his voice for several songs and albums in the spiritual space, such as Devi Bhajans, Ganesh Aartis and more apart from his innumerable Bollywood and pop numbers.
Shreyas Puranik started off his career in Bollywood as a composer with Bajirao Mastani’s famous song ‘Gajanana’. He has worked as an assistant music director in a couple of Bollywood movies, including Sanjay Leela Bansali’s Baajirao Mastani and Padmavat. Shreyas has also composed a plethora of Marathi numbers as well as Non-Film album singles and collaborated with many eminent personalities of the music industry like Padma Wadkar, Sunidhi Chauhan, Jonita Gandhi and Sonu Nigam.
‘Shiv Shankara’ and ‘Bam Bhole Bam’ are Times Music’s exclusive releases and are available across all the digital and mobile platforms.
Watch Shiv Shankara on Times Music Spiritual YouTube channel – here
Hear it on Gaana – here