Shashaa’s trib­ute to OP Nay­yar

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Singer Shashaa Tiru­pati has paid a mu­si­cal trib­ute to the leg­endary com­poser, the late OP Nay­yar (he died in 2007), by work­ing on two of his fa­mous songs, Ka­jra Mo­hab­bat­wala and Ude Jab Jab Zulfe.

The singer says, “I’ve pro­duced and sung the mashup of two clas­sics, Ka­jra Mo­hab­bat­wala and Ude Jab Jab Zulfe, as a trib­ute to OP Nay­yar. Th­ese are two ev­er­green num­bers that sound cur­rent.” Shashaa, who won the Na­tional Award this year as Best Fe­male Play­back Singer (for Mani Rat­nam’s Kaa­tru Veliyidai), says, “I feel that it’s al­ways a great com­po­si­tion that would give scope to other artists for in­ter­pre­ta­tion. So re­cently, when I heard th­ese two songs again, it sud­denly oc­curred to me that it would be a great idea to kind of re­visit both in a new way, re­tain­ing the fresh­ness and the beauty of the orig­i­nal com­po­si­tion.”

Shashaa doesn’t con­sider her­self to be a “sea­soned pro­ducer”. She says, “I used to com­pose and pro­duce back in the day, but not any­more. As far as OP Nay­yar sa­hab is con­cerned, he is a leg­end.”

On her ca­reer front, she has been busy record­ing play­back, and has sung Kya Ka­hoon Jane­man for the Ar­jun-Pari­neeti-star­rer Na­maste Eng­land.

Singer Shashaa Tiru­pati has won a Na­tional Award this year


OP Nay­yar is one of the leg­ends of Hindi film mu­sic. He com­posed for Mr & Mrs 55 (1955), Howrah Bridge (1958), and Kash­mir Ki Kali (1964)

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