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News |  29 May 2015 20:15 |  By IANS

Musical tribute to Noor Jehan by Sona Mohapatra, Sumit Sethi and Paras Sunda

MUMBAI: As a tribute to the melodies by Pakistan's legendary singing sensation Noor Jehan, singer Sona Mohapatra has recreated the magic of one of her songs 'Sanu nehar wale pul tey bula ke'.

She has lent her voice to a new, modified version composed by Sumit Sethi and Paras Sunda.

The musical duo, known for their energetic live gigs and who are regulars in the party circuit across north India, have revisited the song from the 1973 classic Pakistani film 'Dukh Sajna De', read a statement.

Asked about how he zeroed in on the song from the extensive library of songs that Noor Jehan made eternal, Sethi said, "I simply loved the groove, but the bigger question was not why."

Paras re-wrote some portions of the song to give it a contemporary tweak, mentions that the duo "agreed on a voice instantly that had the potential to go beyond the ordinary."

The 'Ambarsariya' hitmaker Mohapatra has hit the right notes, leaving her unique signature on the song.

The new version is like a time machine as it takes one back to the bygone era.

Talking about the song, Mohapatra said, "There is a bit of all three of us in the song."

Noor Jehan was accorded the 'Malika-e-Tarannum' title because of her musical prowess and vocal articulation. Songs like 'Kuch log rooth kar bhi', 'Chandni raatein' and 'Kala shah kala' still retain a special place in the hearts of music lovers across the globe.
The team will start work on the production of the video soon.