Singer Palak Muchhal, who rose to fame with her songs in Aashiqui 2, will pay tribute to the late Lata Mangeshkar at her upcoming live performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on July 28.
It is Palak’s third performance at the prestigious venue, where she will perform along with the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra. “It is fascinating to be performing there for the third time. It is a matter of honour and respect for any artist performing there. I was six years old when I performed there first. Then, in 2015, I performed there again and sang my songs. This time around, it is a tribute to Lata ji,” she said.
On her first outing at the Royal Albert Hall, the singer had sung Lata Mangeshkar numbers. “I went there with Anand ji. I remember singing Lag Ja Gale along with some other songs. This time around, I am going to sing Yara Seeli Seeli, Aayega Aanewala, Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. I have tried to mix songs from different decades because Lata ji sang so many hit numbers over the years. Each and every song sung by her got so much love from people across the world,” she recalled.
Talking about her preparations for the upcoming performance, Palak said she had several sessions over video calls with the orchestra. “It is a 120-member orchestra team. Most of the players are from the UK, so it is an honour for them to be performing on songs made by some of the most legendary music directors of our country,” she added.
Palak’s brother Palash, who is himself a singer, and her husband, music director Mithoon, will be present at the venue too. “Palash will be joining me on stage to sing the male parts originally sung by Kishore Kumar ji, Manna Dey ji and Mohammed Rafi ji. Also, Mithoon ji is travelling to London to attend my concert. I find it quite romantic — it means a lot to me. I respect him a lot as an artist, and it makes my special day more special,” she signed off.