It is new year and everyone has a new way of merchandising the coming season, especially the music companies because new year begins with melody. So, a music company has come up with the novel idea of capturing public attention and so an album titled Power Couples locks six super hit jidis. Guru Randhawa and Nora Fatehi for their “Dance Meri Rani”, then the album that attracted eyeballs, “Chand” featuring Sambhavana Seth and Avinash Dwivedi. Third is Hardy Sandhu’s “Bijlee Bijlee” introducing Palak Tiwari followed by Krishna Kaul and Donal Bisht’s “Teri Patli Kamar”. The last two are the best Badshah and Jacqueline Fernandez in “Paani Paani” and Jugnu” featuring Haryanvi singer Renuka Panwar.
Many actors forayed into new experiments this year. Tusshar Kapoor wrote a book on becoming a father, debuted as an author with Bachelor Dad, to be released shortly and Naseerudin Shah’s son, Vivaan Shah a published author already came up with a new novel, this time a thriller. On the subject of crime, I saw one of the finest crime series breaking stereotypes on ZEE5 and Zindagi titled ‘Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam’ a desi noir anthology the series is helmed by critically acclaimed British Indian director Meenu Gaur and features an eclectic cast with leading actors from the subcontinent. Set in the timeless lanes it is a mythical series of love, lust, power, and redemption.