New Audio Music Launch: ‘Phire Paowa’ by Shirin Sengupta; Mamata Shankar, Haimanti Shukla and others present at the launch

By Priyanka Dutta / WBRINN

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Kolkata, September 11 (Washington Bangla Radio): Actress and reputed dancer Mamata Shankar, singers Haimanti Shukla, Raghab, Monomoy Bhattacharya, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, Ranajit Sengupta were present at the music CD launch of Shirin Sengupta, a well known name in the music arena of Kolkata. The launch of the music album ‘Phire Paowa’ took place at Sandre Hall in the Calcutta School of Music.

Speaking on the occasion of the album launch, Shirin Sengupta said “My husband Ranajit Sengupta is the music arranger for my album. Hence it has become very easy for me to record the songs. The album consists of ten songs. Jodi Bolo, Bajena keno. Keno janina are some of the songs that one will find in the album”.

In a yellow ochre and red sari, Mamata Shankar looked calm and serene. The bun in place and the gold necklace gave her a radiant look. The actress wished Shirin all the best for her endeavors in the world of music. Commenting on the sad state of the music scene today, the actress felt that it will be better if the audience becomes aware of the problems associated with piracy and takes steps to prevent them. Even after working for so many years in front of the camera, the actress is still frightfully afraid in front of the camera. She remembered one of the titles that the late director Rituparno Ghosh gave her. She was called as the new comer heroine by the director. “Every time I entered the set, Ritu used to say that everyone must talk in hushed voices or I might get scared. I simply cannot believe that he is no more” said Mamata Shankar. The actress who had acted in the late director’s film Abohomaan plans to see his film Satyanweshi. She is busy with her role of “Anno Ma” in Star Jalsa’a hit mega serial

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Haimanti Shukla who was present at the occasion felt that the music album will be a huge success. The blend of music in this album and the sincerity with which the songs have been sung will lead to the success of this album. “Sincerity is losing its place among the young artists. After achieving a little success, they feel as if they have reached the top of the Everest. And this ultimately makes them to stop working hard. Music must be a continuous process. You learn throughout your life” added the singer.

Padmashree Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar stressed on the habit of practicing music daily. “This improves the voice quality and also enables a person to learn music properly” he said.

 “I am honored to be a part of this album launch as it has a touch of Hindustani Classical music” said Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.

Raghab who has lent his voice recently in the film ‘Encounter- the power of Bullet’ was very happy to be a part of this album launch ceremony. He thanked the owner of UD and praised him for his efforts at bringing out a CD in the current scenario in the music industry.

Phire Paowa sounds promising and it will surely keep the audience mesmerized with the wonderful rendition of the songs by Shirin Sengupta.

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