Pradip Chopra, who is known for wearing multiple hats, is channeling his energies into singing to promote tourism. He launched three music videos that featured three iconic locations — Bari Kothi, Kathgola Palace, and Nashipur Rajbari in Murshidabad. Launched at iLead in Topsia, of which Chopra is the chairman, the guests included Prof. Tapas Chakraborty, vice chancellor of MAKAUT; veteran Bollywood actress Zarina Wahab; Atul Singh, CSR head, Emami; Chaiti Ghoshal, actress; and Chiranjeet Chakraborty, MLA and Bengali actor, among others.
In addition to sharing his thoughts on global issues and sustainability, Chopra passionately advocated the preservation and promotion of the heritage of Murshidabad. The music videos seamlessly wove the cultural tapestry of Murshidabad, offering a unique and immersive experience to the audience. The first video, a soulful cover of Hoshwalon ko khabar kya, artfully portrayed the legacy of Bari Kothi and featured actor Chaiti Ghoshal along with Chopra. Mera dil yeh pukare aaja then transported the audience to the majestic Kathgola Palace of Murshidabad where Chopra is seen wearing a traditional Sheherwali community dress. The final video, Mujhe kitna pyar hain tumse, a collaboration with a local artiste, brought forth the essence of Nashipur Rajbari.
Talking about his music videos, Chopra said, “I have had an interest in singing and I have started working in films as well. As I know the power of audio-visual medium, I decided to make videos with heritage venues in the backdrop. It’s a way to promote tourism, which has a lot of potential in generating the economics of the region.” He added, “The ambiance of the palace in Nashipur fitted well with Jagjit Singh’s song and also I like sticking to soft and not high-pitch songs.”