Hema Malini’s new avatar
Hema Malini ushered in Janmashtami with the launch of her bhajan album ‘GOPALA KO SAMARPAN’ in the hallowed precincts of ISKCON in Juhu, Mumbai, on August 13, 2017. It also marks the coming together of Indian classical legends like Pandit Hari Prasad Chauasia, Kavi Narayan Agrawal, Rajan Sajan Mishra & Pandit Shivkumar Sharma specifically for the actress –parliamentarian Hema Malini.
All present were in awe of her as she sang a bhajan from the album live in front of all Lord Krishna devotees.
Says Hema Malini “The entire credit goes to Narayan Agarwal, a Krishna bhakt, who is known for bringing out the best of Jagjit Singh and Anup Jalota bhajans. When Narayanji asked me to sing 8 tracks for this album I was hesitant to sing as I am not a professional singer, and didn’t want to do anything in a half hearted manner. But he insisted that I should listen to all the compositions first, before taking the final call”.
She also said in a lighter tone“Everyone is becoming a singer here and releasing their album in Bollywood. But before anyone could comment and have doubts whether I have really sung in the album, I decided to sing live in front of the audience, as the devotional songs of praise came from inside my heart”.
8 Bhajan Tracks: ‘GOPALA KO SAMARPAN’
- Krishna Ki Preet by Pt Jasraj
- Na Radha Na Meera by Pt H Chourasia
- Palna Jhule Nand Gopal by Pt HC
- Nandlal Brijpal by Shiv Kumar
- Prem Kamal by Rajan Sajan Mishra
- Kar Kamlan Mein by Shiv Kumar Sharma
- Naino ki tum by Rajan Sajan Mishra
- Aisan Riji Mein by Pandit Jasraj