By: Swati R Chaudhary, Glamsham
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Koena Mitra is enthusiasm personified about sharing stage with International pop diva Nelly Furtado. She along with Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor are gearing up to sizzle the stage with the international songstress on 31st December. "I'll be grooving to all my songs (Musafir, Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina) including my latest tracks from Apna Sapna... So many varied artistes like Nelly, Canada based Punjabi band Josh, A.R Rahman, Shahid and Priyanka are performing so it'll be great fun. With a combination of such diverse artistes, the show is bound to be a lot spicier," raves Koena.
So is she not anxious about sharing stage with Grammy winner Nelly Furtado? "I'm pretty used to shows, especially solo shows so I'm not nervous. Infact I am excited and looking forward to 31st December. The Grand Finale will be a medley of songs. It's a live show and an international platform. It's an opportunity to reach out to international audience," she adds.
Nelly Furtado's debut album 'Whoa Nelly' was released in 2000 and spawned the hit single 'I'm Like A Bird'. Her songs 'Promiscuous' and 'Maneater' from her new album 'Loose' are hot favourites amongst others.
So don't miss out 'Nokia New Year's Eve' at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai.
On the work front, she has two films with Sanjay Gupta and Subhash Ghai in her kitty. Right now, the Bengali damsel is kicked about her role in Ananth Mahadevan's Anamika- The Untold Story. "It's a romantic thriller loaded with suspense. It's based on three characters (Dino Moreo, Minissha Lamba and herself) and Ananth has worked really hard in shaping our respective characters. It's a serious role minus singing and dancing. The look of the film is spectacular since we've shot in Bikaner and Gajner," says Koena who plays Dino's childhood sweetheart in the film.