He is just four years old and his song is already a sensational hit. A million hits within two and a half days, a facebook fan page dedicated to his song and twitter trending his song every day since it hit the social media circuit.
If you are still guessing, we are talking about the youngest singing star to make a mark in the singing arena Nevaan Nigam, the son of legendary singer Sonu Nigam. A keen Bollywood follower, Nevaan has always loved to imitate celebrities, be it Salman Khan from Dabang or Shahrukh Khan from Ra One. So when he saw Tamil star Dhanush singing ‘Kolaveri Di’ which is a song of jilted lover mourning his unsolicited love over a glass of scotch, Nevaan came up with his own ‘milk version’ in which he pesters his mum Madhurima for a glass of milk instead. As soon as the video was uploaded on YouTube, it started clocking hits at an unbelievable pace. “We just did it for fun and the response has been so overwhelming. He is a good child and deserves it all” says his proud father Sonu Nigam.
As soon as Nevaan’s version became a viral hit on the internet, everyone forgot about the original version by Dhanush. And though multiple versions of it are being released everyday on the net, Nevaan’s version is the one most popular due to its innocence and freshness. Even Dhanush wants to shoot a video with him and lyricist Javed Akhtar is full of praise and has sent his blessings for the young star. He has won fans from all over the world, young and old alike, watching his song over and over again. After all, who can resist his cute looks and innocence? His gestures and expressions are priceless in the song.
To any true Sonu Nigam fan it will seem as history is repeating. Singer Sonu Nigam began his singing career at the tender age of three when he joined his father on stage to sing Mohammed Rafi’s ‘Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Wo Kasam Wo Irada’. And though, it was his innocent looks and graceful demeanour as a host of the television singing competition ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’ that won the hearts of the audience. Once he started singing for films, there was no looking back. On the other hand, Nevaan has already been approached by Lataji (even before his Kolaveri hit) to conclude a song on her new album by performing a sargam. Now that’s we call a BORN STAR.
For all those Sonu (and Nevaan) Nigam fans, the wait is over. S.S.TELEFILMS is bringing the father son duo to Auckland to enthral fans on 14 April 2012 at the Logan Campbell Centre in Greenlane . Though Nevaan accompanied his father on his 2008 Australian-New Zealand tour also, the question is will he perform or not now with his newly found star status. Bobby Sohal the director of S.S.Telefilms and the man behind organising these successful concerts comments, “Music is in Nevaan’s blood. He is blessed to be born in a family of singers and to have Sonu Nigam as his father who can guide him. I have been receiving a lot of phone calls since Nevaan’s Kolaveri version has become viral on the internet. Everyone is asking whether he is going to perform or not .
Whether Nevaan performs or not, this is one concert that will make a mark in 2012. The Superstar Sonu Nigam’s concert will be one to remember for a long long time for New Zealand audience.