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News |  11 May 2016 17:07 |  By Ojasvi Nath

Antara Mitra, Meenal Jain, Prajakta Shukre, Mauli Dave, Himani Kapoor to form band

MUMBAI: Just when we were thinking that the days of the girl band are over, comes news that a new all-girl band is in the making.

The singers who recently recreated Sunita Rao’s famous rendition 'Pari Hoon Main'  are planning to take matters a step further. They have roped in another member and are now forming a band of their own. 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' (2005) finalist Himani Kapoor is the new member who has been added to the quartet of Antara Mitra, Meenal Jain, Prajakta Shukre and Mauli Dave. The 'would be' band will announce the formation soon with their new single, which will be a recreation of a 1990's pop song based on 'monsoon' theme, we learn.

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“There will be a special message attached with the song, pleasing the ‘Rain God’ because of the current conditions prevailing in certain regions of our country. We are facing droughts and shortage of rain. Through the song, we wish that this year there shall be no less or more rain, just perfect monsoon showers”, says Meenal Jain.

Antara Mitra told, “We are done with the planning and plotting but due to spatial differences we are not able to do it quickly. I hope that from next week we are going to start work on the song. The song will be a pop song to make people relive and rethink of that era when we used to have another well-established industry known as ‘Pop Industry’. Now we have been restricted to one music industry that is Bollywood. I do not understand why and how we put paid to that magical era of 1990s pop music and limited ourselves in terms of music.”

Meenal Jain shared how the idea of forming a group took place. She says,” We sing for our satisfaction. We know each other since a decade now and that's how the idea of recreating something like ‘Pari Hoon Main’ was born. We did not promote the song except on our social networking sites and still it received more than 50,000 views on YouTube. I guess this is a great achievement. That's where the idea of forming a band germinated."

The song ‘Pari Hoon Main’ was featured on Harpreet Singh’s (Meenal Jain husband) YouTube channel ‘The Gaana Bajana Studio’. The group works under the same YouTube channel and will create original compositions after the second recreation.

The group will be out with entire details soon. Till then, listen to this recreation of this gang of girls and stay tuned to for more updates.