Rapper Raftaar, best known for super hit songs like All Black, Swag Mera Desi, Dhaakad, etc., enthralled Nagpurians during MTV Bollyland at Le Meredian recently. Noted Bollywood singer Shweta Pandit too impressed the audience with her melodious voice on popular tracks like Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan, Thug Le, to name a few. DJ Chetas and Kiran Kamath also marked their presence and set the house on fire with some foot tapping music. The rocking event kick started with remixes like Channa Mereya, Balam Pichkari and Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai. What made the evening all the more special was when Raftaar made a jaw-dropping entry and upped the energy levels of everyone present during the event.
In an exclusive chat with Nation Next, Raftaar shared his experience of coming to Nagpur by stating, “Namaskar Nagpur! When I came to know that I had to visit Nagpur, I felt it’s a golden chance for me to visit Nagpur. And, to give a performance to all the people who had requested me to come to Nagpur through several messages on my Facebook wall. When I reached the airport, I saw many fans waiting for me. I’m going back with a lot of love. It was fun to be in Nagpur. And anyway, I always feel that jaha pyar milega, wahan Raftaar milega (Wherever there would be love, I’d be present).
Speaking about the bond he shares with one of the most popular rappers of Bollywood – Badshah, he said, “ I feel that Badshah and I work in the same genre; he’s my brother. In fact, we share such a strong bond that people call us ‘Raasha!’ We even plan to launch songs together, isiliye competition wala hisaab kitaab kabhi hua hi nahi. We are brothers; we never claim to be singers.”
When Nation Next indulged Raftaar in a quick rapid fire round by asking him about some of his competitors in Bollywood, he described them in three words:
→Badshah – Bhai Hai Apna
→Honey Singh – Get well soon brother
→Baba Sehgal – He is the one who started it (rapping), Baba ko pranaam!
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Pictures by: Suyash Sethiya