Sonu Nigam has a new career. After singing for films, acting in them, releasing his own albums and being a jury member on Indian Idol, Nigam will next try out radio jockeying.
Starting April 7, Nigam will make his radio debut as the host of an exciting new show on Radio City 91 FM, Mumbai – ‘Life ki Dhun with Sonu Nigam’ – a terrific mix of all kinds of music, story telling, reliving nostalgic moments, mischief, repartee and unraveling of secrets with a tardka of Sonu Nigam’s electrifying spontaneity and humour.
As Sonu Nigam puts it, “I have always believed that versatility is my greatest strength. I like to explore different mediums & different kinds of performances and entertainment. This is my first on radio and I am grateful to Radio City to give me my own show on the radio station. The entire flavour of the show is fun and interactivity in a musical way, bringing the best of our music industry for music lovers in Mumbai. This will not only bring me closer to my fans but will also give me an opportunity to be a part of their daily lives.”
Airing every Friday at 8:00 p.m., ‘Life ki Dhun with Sonu Nigam’ promises to be a double scoop of entertainment for the listeners. The first hour of this new show will feature Sonu at his best as a Radio Jockey. During this hour, listeners can learn from Sonu about a wide array of subjects like how he overcame his stutter, career guidance for aspiring singers, punctuality, etc, in “Sonu Sir ki Paathshaala”. Listeners can also interact with Sonu one-on-one and request for their favourites in the “Sonu ji suno na” section and be part of his memories as he gets nostalgic in “Sonu ki suhani yaad”. “Aaj ab abhi” showcases his mood at the moment, while “Kaash” speaks of his unfulfilled desires. For instance, Sonu Nigam talks about how he missed out on the opportunity to work with the great R D Burman on the super hit song “Ek ladki ko dekha toh…” from 1942 – A Love Story.
In the second hour, Sonu will step up gear by inviting a contemporary musical maestro or a veteran musician of yesteryears as a special guest on the hot seat, every week. The listeners will be witness to a stimulating conversation full of unadulterated fun, whacky and hilarious repartee between the guest & host as they spill the beans about their professional & personal triumphs. The first episode of ‘Life ki Dhun with Sonu Nigam’ features Sonu Nigam in conversation with Anu Malik.
Singing, acting, judging reality shows, now radio jockeying Nigam’s done it all and is now readying himself to add another feather to his cap.