Location: Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai
Date :April 03, 2007
The maestro who gave several evergreen songs in Marathi, Shri Shriniwas Khale, fondly addressed as ‘Khale Kaka’ was an Indian music composer from Maharashtra. His work is loved and appreciated even today. On 3rd april Fortune Entertainment celebrated “Sahastrachandradarshan sohola” for this legendary music composer. “Sahastrachandradarshan sohola” is celebrated for people who have completed 80 years of age before entering the 81st year. For the same reason, ‘Khale Kaka’ was prayed for and given the best wishes with 81 beautiful lamps.
The excitement for the show became tenfold when our special guests, well-renowned lyricist Shri Mangesh Padgaonkar and music arranger/composer Anil Mohile greeted ‘Khale Kaka’ with momento, beautiful flowers and kind words.
The promising singers mesmerized the audience with songs such as ‘jevha tujhya batanna’. ‘ya chimanyanno’ and ‘shukratara mandawara’. Khale kaka unfold many unforgettable stories and trivia behind these songsRead More...
I know Shreyasee approx from 2008. At the time, we were working together for ‘Surabhi’ channel of Worldspace Satellite Radio. However, I was not affiliated with her event company ‘Fortune Entertainment’ till the time of release of the CD ‘The Collage’. Shreyasee had asked me if I would anchor the event and I had consented mainly to acknowledge and encourage her efforts in this field. This program was conducted in an extremely professional yet very caring manner. Post this event, I was involved, directly or indirectly, in many of the events organised by Fortune Entertainment. Of these, one program was quite memorable and has made a lasting impression on me. This was a program named ‘Saptasur maze’ organised by Fortune Entertainment to honour the Distinguished Music Director Mr. Ashok Patki Ji on his 75th birthday. My close friend 'Vijay Chavan' was cordially invited to attend this program. Vijay was not keeping well at that time. So much so that it was difficult for him to breathe without oxygen support. Nevertheless, he got so involved and enthralled during this program that he actually danced on the stage to the tune of the famous song ‘taang ting tinga’ totally oblivious of his physical ailment. The artist in him was truly exhilarated. I was thrilled to witness the ecstasy of my friend and Vijay’s wife was moved to see her husband’s joy. At that point, Shreyasee and Kedar displayed a genuine concern and a gentle caring attitude. The most heart-warming part was that setting aside the commercial aspect, they gave the much needed latitude to an artist. I think, this considerate and concerned approach makes each and every event organised by Fortune Entertainment truly unforgettable and extraordinary.
Shreyasee had called me a few years back with regard to an album “Collage” that she was making and had asked me if I would choreograph 3 of the songs from that album. She later met me at my home and the way she explained the whole concept of this album, it sounded truly interesting. I was also impressed by the fact that Fortune had planned such a grand event for the release of this CD. I liked the idea of three whole new songs to choreograph. Since then, Shreyasee and me have developed a nice friendly relationship. Whenever there is a novel idea or a good concept, she has called upon me. A bond has developed between us over the period and together we have witnessed a number of events. Those have been as varied as a musical program on Kishor Da, a wonderful exhibition event and a Krishna Ballet! Also I was an invitee for many of the music programs arranged by Shreyasee. One really admirable fact is that Shreyasee gives a lot of thought and attention to even the minutest details while arranging any event. Another exceptional point is that she is always endeavouring to conduct the program on a grand scale and that she never thinks small! This is a very extraordinary characteristic of Shreyasee. It is a very difficult feat to try to float and familiarise a totally innovative idea with the sponsors and to do so on a constant basis at the time of every event calls for a different kind of energy and spirit. Shreyasee has this zeal which is, in turn, also routed to Fortune Entertainment.My best wishes to Fortune Entertainment. Shreyasee, do keep on conducting such lovely events, not only for Mulundkars but also for others!
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