Archive for April, 2013

Faridoon Shahryar – the artist, the music bollywood is raving about !!

Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise…The Response!

Kindly have a look at the music video of ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’, a ghazal written by my father Prof Shahryar (Jnanpith Award winning Urdu poet and the lyricist of Muzaffar Ali’s Umrao Jaan). The music has been given by my friend Navneet Kedar while my wife Aarefa Faridoon has directed the video. I have sung it. The video has been shot in Tokyo (Japan), Sarawak (Malaysia) and Mumbai. A big thanks to my daughter Insha for her constant encouragement.

he music video has generated over 60000 video views on Bollywood Hungama in two days. Quite a few celebrities have tweeted or smsd me about it. Here are a few of them: 

1) Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh)
4/21/13, 7:48 AM
Hi Guys. Check Out @iFaridoon and his musical side.


2) Richa Chadda (@RichaChadda)
4/20/13, 10:46 AM
3) Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt)
19/04/13 1:48 PM
Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise
4) SONAL CHAUHAN (@sonalchauhan7)
19/04/13 1:28 PM
Guys check out the very talented @iFaridoon ‘s new song
5) Geeta Basra (@Geeta_Basra)
4/19/13, 5:29 PM
check out my friend @iFaridoon music video ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’
A ghazal by his renowned father Prof Shahryar&sung by faridoon himself
6) Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher)
4/19/13, 5:02 PM
Sir, music video of Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise, a ghazal by my father
Prof Shahryar,sung by me
7) Saquib Saleem (Hero of Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge)
 vamos saqa @Saqibsaleem21 Apr
… New/id/1792606 what a suprise..well done @ifaridoon
 8) AMRITA RAO @AmritaRaoTweetz20 Apr
Twellos check out –


10) Maryam Zakaria (@MaryamZakaria)

My favourite reporter from @Bollyhungama @iFaridoon new song, such a beautiful voice and great lyrics. Check it out!…

1) Pooja Bhatt
Hi Faridoon! Just saw the video! Truly liked it! Very understated,Aesthetically shot,it hits the right spot as is said! And yes you look great in it I must say!
2) Muzaffar Ali Sahab (Director of Umrao Jaan)
Very good. Was it you before the camera. All the best. Muzaffar Ali.
3) Arbaaz Khan
Hi Faridoon, saw the video. All the best rgds Arbaaz
4) Amrapali Sharma, Senior Journalist

Hearing it is so touching. I loved these lines Aankh ko zapt ki takeed hai, roye kaise…it leaves me sad just like Seene mein jalan…Your voice has a different attraction n effect, you are looking too good. Liked the way the video was shot. 


A Few Tweets From People Who’ve Been Appreciative Of Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise

@iFaridoon Love the lyrics and your voice is extremely soothing. Awesome, Faridoon!
omg @ifaridoon is it u?:) listening to the flawless u had sung plus great lyrics had been used*FAB*<3 span=””>’s%2520New/id/1792606 …
@iFaridoon Sir Loved Your New Song!! All The Best With It
@iFaridoon Sir,really happy to see the response you have got for the song…you have done a great job.Keep it going.we all are there with u
Guys listen to @iFaridoon beautiful soulful ghazal share it around (: …
Check out my friend and your favourite Bollywood reporter @Ifaridoon Faridoon Shahryar of #@bollyhungama’s Music… 
@iFaridoon: Youtube link of the music video of my number ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ …
Awesome Loved it 🙂 RT @KESHLUVZSHAHID Guys listen to @iFaridoon beautiful soulful ghazal share it around (: …
@iFaridoon listened to ur Song ! Its awesome ! My Dad Loved it too 🙂
12) @Asif_Bachchan: @iFaridoon wow didnt know u wer a singer been checking bollywoodhungama for so many years now wot a suprise good luck wish u lots of success
13) @lailakhorram: @iFaridoon this song has been on repeat all day ….cant stop …help ….i tink ita gonn b song of the month this month !!!!
14) @Juneloveshahid: Guys support the talented journalist @iFaridoon and listen to his song ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’
15) @rube80: @iFaridoon Really loved the ghazal of ur father sung by u. Must b really special to u for too many reasons! Hats off to u brother!!
16) @DaniKKC: Guyz check out the music video of Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kese, a ghazal by Prof Shahryar,sung by his son @ifaridoon #Must
17) @DaniKKC: Guyz check out the music video of Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kese, a ghazal by Prof Shahryar,sung by his son @ifaridoon #Must
18) @pritirosy: Mustwatch song by @iFaridoon sir’Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ (Faridoon Shahryar) | Bollywood Videos – Bollywood Hungama
19) @ILuvShamrita: @iFaridoon I swear I listen to Palko Ko Bhigoyen Kaise nonstop for the past 20 mins, may I know what the title means or the song about?
20) @SanaAfsal: Awesome <3music bhigoyen=”” kaise.lyrics:shahryar.singer:=”” ko=”” video:palkon=”” wbr=””>Faridoon @iFaridoon.Music:Navneet.Dir:Aarefa …
21) @Puteri_Nurul: Love the music! Nice work @iFaridoon .. All the very best!
22) @Team_SalmanKhan: Very Nice Song(Emotional) RT @iFaridoon: Youtube link of the music video of my number ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’
23) @lailakhorram: @iFaridoon watched again and then again and now its on my wall on facebook!!!!!!
24) @Chulbuli09: @iFaridoon fantastic song, voice and video bhaijaan. So happy n proud of ya.. Kudos to you. Hope we get to see more of you now 🙂 Duas 🙂
25) @HimeshRfanclub: ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ very soothing song from @iFaridoon lyrics by Jnanapith award winning poet Prof.Shahryar
26) @arjunKR: @iFaridoon just watched the video sir,its awesome! you must release it in main stream media
27) @diehard_vivek: @iFaridoon very pleasing n appealing with great thehraav, video goes very well with song’s mood, meaningful lyrics connected to real life
28) @CinemaHindi: *Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise*: ecco il video del brano estratto dal primo album di @iFaridoon
29) @HimeshjiFan4Eva: For all who have become fans of @iFaridoon watch his beautiful music video for his first song:

Five Ghazals/Nazms of my father have been launched by India’s premiere online music portal as part of an online Ghazal/Rock album ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’


1) Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise

2) Shab-e-gham Kya Karen

3) Naseem-e-soobh Ro Rahi Hai Waadiye Gulaab  Mein
4) Khwaab Se Rishta
5) Wo Andheri Raat Ki Chaap Thi
1) itunes for people who want to check out the Ghazals/Nazms in the
overseas territory
2) Artist Aloud for people who want to check out the Ghazals/Nazms in India SMS FARIDOON to 54646 for mobile downloads within India

4) Palko Ko Bhigoyen Kaise on Nokia Music Store
 For screenshots/Pictures from the video of Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise
 Press Coverage


The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards, the most credible platform for the recognition and felicitation of Indian musicians, is all set to kick off its 4th edition as it invites musicians and music professionals to send their entries. GiMA provides a cohesive platform to celebrate and recognise those who push the boundaries of Indian Music, across a wide range of film and non-film music genres. Entries will close on 10th May, 2013

This year GiMA has added three new categories, making it a total of 13 awards in the Non-Film music categories and 11 awards for Film music. For film music, there is a new award for the Best Duet whereas for non-film there will be two new awards, one for Best Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Track and an award for Best Indie Song, in an initiative to reflect the new genres of music.

Speaking on the occasion, A.R Rahman said “It’s imperative for Indian musicians to have a credible platform to showcase their talent to the world. GiMA serves as one of  these  ideal vehicles  for the Indian music fraternity and I applaud them.  The Awards is truly a great initiative as they seek to bring recognition and respect to the musicians of our country.”

The Voting process is very stringent and is closely monitored by KPMG,  the official process auditors for the awards. Nominees are selected by an eminent jury panel of over 30 members.  The Academy which comprises over 300 members from the music and film industry then vote for the final winners in a secret ballot process. The Academy’s votes are tabulated by KPMG to determine the winners.  The entire voting process is based on peer-to-peer recognition making it a highly credible process.

The Advisory board and Jury consists of some of the most prolific names of the Indian music industry including Javed Akhtar, Dr L Subramanium, Pt Shivkumar Sharma, Prasoon Joshi,  Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Hariharan,  Sunil Lulla, Vishal Bhardwaj, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Mukesh Bhatt, Kailash Kher, Lesle Lewis, Vijay Lazarus, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Bhushan Kumar, Shridhar Subramaniam, Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant to name a few.

Commenting on the Awards, Sonu Nigam said “GiMA is a pioneering attempt to bring together the entire music industry on one illustrious platform to honor artistes & musicians. I am personally eager to see the nominations in the non-film categories as it really opens up opportunities for musicians who work outside of the film industry.”

GiMA Advisory Board & Jury member, Shankar Mahadevan said “The opportunities and visibility that GiMA provides to Indian artistes is really incredible. They are true pioneers and their noble endeavour to unify the entire music industry and honour talent is praiseworthy. It is heartwarming to see the prestigious Awards move into its 4th edition and continue to applaud the industry’s most deserving artistes.”

Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International said, “As we enter the 4th edition of GiMA we look forward to continuing with our endeavor to honor the best and most talented individuals in the Indian Music Industry on one unified platform. With the introduction of the new categories we hope to receive a wider and more diverse range of entries that reflect the pulse of the music scene in the country.”

Music Labels, Film Producers and Independent artistes are invited to enter music released between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013. The GiMA entry process is online wherein participants can send in their entries at

About GiMA:

The Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) Awards, an initiative by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd was started in 2010 to acknowledge and give the Music industry a unified platform to celebrate their talent, promote and recognize Indian music’s transcending genres in the country. GiMA is a unique initiative in Indian music with a vision to honour artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in Indian music. Launched in 2010, the Global Indian Music Academy Awards is a flagship initiative under the aegis of the Academy which strives to bring the music fraternity on a single platform to promote Indian music and musicians. GiMA Awards is the only property that provides a unique platform that honours talent across various genres in Indian music, giving them the same importance and recognition. An initiative of Wizcraft International, the GiMA Awards powered by Micromax is partnered by IMI, T-Series, MCAI, SAI and other key constituents of the music industry. For more information on the Global Indian Music Awards, please visit

About-Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd:

Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s leading Event and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage. The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) and The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) are some of its initiatives. Having begun its operations in 1988, Wizcraft has conceptualized and produced events staged in Mauritius, UK, New York, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Africa, Iraq, Australia and Sri Lanka among others. Wizcraft’s clientele comprise leading global corporates, governments of various countries, leading international entertainment and sports associations, and celebrities. The company is focused on providing Global Event Management Solutions at the doorstep of its global clientele. 

Artist Aloud Premier League 2013

Artist Aloud Premier League 2013

Cheer for your favorite T20 team along with your favorite artist !! Choose from 12 awesome t20 theme songs, by Eka,Sonu Kakkar, Ruokuo kense, Deenga, Mihir Joshi, Muziminds, Sukoon brothers and more…exclusively on