A Night To Re­mem­ber

The first ever Star­dust Mu­si­cal Ex­trav­a­ganza held in Lon­don, was a rocking af­fair that had the au­di­ence scream­ing for more...

Mandate - - Music -

It was in­deed a night like no other at the ma­jes­tic Even­tim Apollo Theatre, when Lon­don awak­ened to the sound of Bol­ly­wood mu­sic. Magna Pub­lish­ing hosted the first ever Star­dust Mu­si­cal Ex­trav­a­ganza on Novem­ber 22, 2014 and brought to­gether two mu­si­cal leg­ends—Ku­mar Sanu and Alka Yag­nik un­der one roof. The show was an­chored by the stel­lar Sarita Sab­har­wal, a popular ra­dio host in the UK, who kick- started the count­down at fever-pitch. The am­bi­ence was stag­ger­ing and the au­di­ence was ea­ger to see their favourite singers take the cen­tre stage.

As Ku­mar Sanu, dressed at his dap­per best, made a dra­matic en­try, the au­di­to­rium re­ver­ber­ated with the sound of thun­der­ous ap­plause. The mag­nif­i­cent singer belted out ev­er­green num­bers from hit films like Sa­j­jan, Aashiqui and many more... Mes­merised by his melo­di­ous voice, the au­di­ence called for en­cores. In fact, his star- struck fans were con­stantly re­quest­ing for their favourite num­bers, and he did just that—he crooned mag­i­cal num­bers and had the au­di­ence ask­ing for more...much more!

The gor­geous Alka Yag­nik de­scended on stage with the au­di­ence go­ing berserk in ex­cite­ment. Wel­comed by roar­ing ap­plause, she sang her many su­per­hit num­bers, in­clud­ing Bole Chudiyan and Ke­hdo Na, You Are My Soniya, and had the au­di­ence groov­ing to her tunes.

The night wouldn’t have been com­plete with­out a duet ses­sion be­tween the two leg­ends. Ku­mar Sanu and Alka Yag­nik came to­gether to sing some su­per hit Hindi tracks that had the au­di­ence trans­ported to the golden era of Bol­ly­wood mu­sic.

As the mag­i­cal evening un­folded its many ex­cit­ing of­fer­ings and cast a spell on the au­di­ence, there was also an ex­cit­ing cameo from Richard Poyner of the Palm Beach Casino, who sang a popular English song and strummed melo­di­ously on his gui­tar.

And then there was an ex­cit­ing flurry of awards that Star­dust ini­ti­ated to fe­lic­i­tate de­serv­ing peo­ple. The sen­sa­tional Poonam Kay won the ‘Out­stand­ing Singer’ award. She also re­leased her forth­com­ing al­bum Nach le, while Lord Karan Bil­limo­ria, owner of Co­bra Beer, was the re­cip­i­ent of the well- de­served ‘Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to the Asian Com­mu­nity’ award.

In­deed, it was a night Lon­don will never for­get!

Ku­mar Sanu in his el­e­ment

Alka Yag­nik mes­merises the au­di­ence

Full house!

Heavy­weights on stage: Poonam Kay, Lord Karan Bil­limo­ria, Nari Hira, Yo­gesh Modi, Sarita Sab­har­wal & Richard Poyner

Poonam Kay, Lord Karan Bil­limo­ria with Nari Hira

The duo in duet!

...in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the spec­tac­u­lar evening

Nari Hira with Yo­gesh Modi and Richard Poyner

Richard Poyner

Host for the evening Sarita Sab­har­wal

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