Singer Shweta Pandit Performs with A.R. Rahman in Dubai, Hangs with Herbie Hancock and Deepak Chopra in the Unites StatesRanjit Rodricks , 17 Jan 2012
A R Rahman and Shweta Pandit perform live
While most of Bollywood is going gaga over Oprah Winfrey‘s visit to Mumbai this week, singer Shweta Pandit is just back from a tour in Dubai, New York and Los Angeles, having had some amazing experiences and having met some absolutely amazing talents and legends.
Starting with Dubai where she attended the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and walked the red carpet (for the film Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl, in which she has sung the song Thug Le for Anushka Sharma), Shweta also got up-close and personal with the likes of Tom Cruise, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor and AR Rahman – all of whom were present for the premiere of Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
Deepak Chopra and Shweta Pandit
Shweta also performed alongside AR Rahman at the Dubai Cricket Stadium, to a packed audience of 25 thousand people on the same day!
Her next new year was New York, where she met Hollywood star Hugh Jackman
at his musical Broadway show – Hugh, Back on Broadway
! at Times Square. This is the second time she’s met Jackman, after his visit to Mumbai in March 2011. And if that’s not enough, Shweta also met yoga guru, doctor, public speaker and writer, Deepak Chopra
in New York.
Herbie Hancock and Shweta Pandit
And finally, on her visit to LA, Shweta met Oscar and Grammy winning legendary Jazz pianist, Herbie Hancock with whom she has also performed along with A.R. Rahman at the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway in 2010 with Anne Hathway and Denzil Washington.
Currently back in Mumbai, Shweta’s just been nominated for Best Singer for her Telugu and Tamil songs down South while her next few Bollywood releases will be Chaar Din ki Chandni, Raakh, Vettai (Tamil) Bodyguard (Telugu) and her own music album in Feb 2012.