Shashi Tharoor sings ‘Ek Ajabee Haseena Se’ on stage; Javed Akhtar Jokes, “We have almost a similar song in Hindi too”

Shashi Tharoor sings ‘Ek Ajabee Haseena Se’ on stage and Javed Akhtar is very impressed (Photo credit: Instagram and IMDb)

Congressional Senior Leader Shashi Tharoor is well known for his impeccable grammar and refined sense of language. He has impressed many with his vocabulary skills, but has now impressed his followers on social media with his singing skills. Javed Akhtar also seemed very impressed.

The Congressional Leader’s speech at Oxford University still circulates on the internet and is widely talked about. He heads the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology and is visiting Srinagar for a cultural program where he showed off his singing skills.

Shashi Tharoor shared a video of the performance on Twitter and wrote: โ€œAfter the Doordarshan Srinagar cultural program for the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, I was persuaded to sing for the members. Unrehearsed and amateur, but enjoy! “Take a look at the video below:

In the clip, the congress leader is seen dressed in a black Nehru jacket with a Kani shawl over it. Shashi Tharoor, who seemed to be in a jovial mood, sang the 1974 hit song Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se on stage. As he took help from the phone to get the lyrics, the crowd cheered and applauded the politician.

Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se was originally performed by legendary singer Kishore Kumar and the music was composed by RD Burman. The lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. The song appeared in Shakti Samanta’s 1974 film Ajnabee, starring Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman in the lead roles.

Sashi Tharoor’s video went viral and has been viewed more than 95,000 times since it was uploaded about two hours ago. Several netizens were impressed by his singing skills and praised the leader’s spirit. They even called it ‘sport’.

Shiv Sena Deputy Leader Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote, “Haha, you are a sport,” while lyricist Javed Akhtar said, “Wow! We have almost a similar song in Hindi too !!!” How did you find Shashi Tharoor’s song? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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