KUALA LUMPUR: Popular Bollywood playback singer Shreya Ghoshal is thrilled to be performing Malay songs as part of her maiden concert here on Feb 23 at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
The 35-year-old Indian star said that it was part of her dream to give her Malaysian fans a memorable and sweet experience.
Speaking via Skype during a Press conference yesterday, she said: "It's meant as a surprise, I'm very honoured to be performing Malay songs."
“I hope to successfully utilise the time I have now to rehearse for these special tunes just for my fans there and I hope I don't disappoint them.
“I promise to come fully prepared," she said.
Shreya also expressed her gratitude to all involved in making her first concert here, titled Shreya Ghoshal Live in Malaysia 2020, a reality.
“I'm very excited to perform for the first time in Malaysia and I'd like to thank the main sponsor Standard Chartered Malaysia, as well as the concert organiser Hitman Solutions.
“I feel that this is a huge endorsement by a global bank which in turn shows how much of a big impact the Bollywood entertainment industry has achieved on an international level," she said.
With over 16.9 million followers on Instagram, Shreya is one of the top Indian playback singers, having been the singing voice in various dialects to numerous popular songs from Bollywood movies.
She has been nominated for 494 times and won 150 awards so far in her career. These include winning four National Film Awards, four Kerala State Film Awards, two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and seven Filmfare Awards.
Shreya was also honoured in Ohio, USA after its governor, Ted Strickland, declared June 26 as Shreya Ghoshal Day.
The artiste also became the first Indian singer to have her own wax figure displayed at Madame Tussauds in 2017.
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