Vibhavari lends voice to Ash, gets her pat and industry offers

Vibhavari Apte-Joshi, a Puneite, has made her mark in Bollywood and that too in style. She has sung for Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan in the latest Bollywood flick Guzaarish by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Her song Mazo Saiba... during the climax of the movie has been well received by the audience too.

The song was not only a big opportunity for Vibhavari, a resident of Shrikrupa Apartments, Sadashiv Peth, but has brought her some offers from the industry. The best compliment, however, came from Aishwarya herself who told her during the music launch function that she was happy to get Vibhavari's beautiful voice for her in the film. "It is actually my pleasure that I could sing for the beautiful actress," Vibhavari says

The opportunity came her way unexpectedly. Bhansali who himself is the music director of the film had heard Vibhavari while she was performing in a music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - Aajcha Awaaj that was aired on Zee Marathi channel last year. "He had heard my song Maze Man Tuze Zale... He called me and asked me to meet him."

She landed at the Ava recording studio in Mumbai in the next two days and even learnt the song from Bhansali's assistant Shail Hada. "I was really nervous when I met Bhansali sir, but he made me very comfortable and said he liked my voice and wanted to offer me a song that he thought was suited to my voice... He recorded the song the next week and then I was off to a tour to the US. Though Bhansali sir had told me that he thought the take was okay, I was still nervous. When I came back, he re-recorded the song in April this year. This time the tune was same, but the treatment was different."

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