Thursday, September 13, 2007
The crowds that thronged the venue at Nirmal Lifestyle, Mulund in Mumbai were all set to watch Amit and Prashant perform live. But they got a lot more than what they had anticipated. They got to see Sanjay Dutt sing , Riteish Deshmukh shake his leg, Udit Narayan sing, TV star Karishma Tanna and the Chak De India girls Preeti Sabherwal and Vidya Malavde. Adding an extra dose of excitement was the host for the evening, Hussain, who has a tremendous fan following of his own.
Amit and Prashant made a grand entry with traditional Maharashtrian fanfare, with orange turbans and lejhim dancers in tow. Together they rocked the show with their songs and won the hearts of their fans. Amit sang his favourite songs Pehla nasha …, Nasha yeh pyar ka nasha hai… Yaad aa raha hai tera pyar… which drove the crowds crazy. Prashant followed it up with Lo main aaya… Bas ek pal. Sanjay Dutt looking fit and fine, joined them on stage and sang Jaane kya hoga maula re. The crowds loved it. He requested the crowds to vote in large numbers. "May the best man win!" he said before leaving.
The good natured rivalry between Amit and Prashant was there for all to see. They had a lot of fun dancing with the pretty girls on stage. First both did the jig with Karishma Tanna, ( looking lovely in a black mini) as they sang Ishq di galli vich no entry . In return she voted for both of them from the new Sony Ericsson shake control phone! Preeti Sabherwal (looking breathtakingly beautiful) and Vidya Malavde presented Amit and Prashant with their favourite lucky charms…hockey sticks! Riteish Deshmukh looked dapper and had the expected effect on the crowds. He created dhamaal on stage! Producer-director Inder Kumar was there too with his stars to lend support to the Indian Idol contestants. Udit Narayan made a special effort to be there to support the boys whom he has seen from their auditions to this last round of the show. He sang his favourite song… Kintu parantu, bandhu with Amit and Prashant
It was a great evening. It had song, dance, music, stars and a great well-behaved Mumbai crowd. Everyone had fun including the little kids from Concern India who were the special guests. The evening will remain special for all specially for Amit and Prashant as it was their first ever public performance in Mumbai!