Asmita Parv 2012 lecture by Jay Vasavda

Lecture by Gujarati Columnist Jay Vasavada at Asmita Parv, Mahua

Kalpesh Kharwa's Gujarati Rap in the auditions - X

Kalpesh Kharwa, says that he has been inspired from Sonu Nigam. At first, the judges think that he is just another contestant, but he astonishes everyone with his performance. He starts with a strong aalap on Kailash Kher's Teri Deewani but modifies it to 'Main Baarish Kar Doon Paise Ki' and ends it in a Gujarati rap. Sonu Nigam praises him for what he did. With some good comments from the Judge Gurus, he gets selected for the next round.

Gujarati Rap: Guju Bhai (Gujjubhai) - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

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