Hanuman Chalisa has been a part of almost everyone’s childhood, irrespective of their caste or faith and Shekhar Ravijani is taking this beautiful hymn a step further by releasing a meditative and lounge version of it. On the launch of his fourth single, Shekhar got the support of Amitabh Bachchan, who himself is an admired orator of the Hanuman Chalisa. Shekhar has released this heartfelt rendition of The Hanuman Chalisa for all age groups, especially the youth giving them a much needed sense of peace and teaching them to always keep the faith.
Shekhar has previously released three successful singles Saazni & Saavli in Marathi, and Butterfly in Telugu, before taking on the challenge of rendering the Hanuman Chalisa, an otherwise high-tempo hymn in a mild and soothing version. Mr. Bachchan was all praises for this wonderful endeavor, Shekhar was quoted as saying: “I’m extremely honoured and grateful that Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has taken time out of his very busy schedule to make this occasion truly special and complete for me. If my rendition of the Hanuman Chalisa can give people a sense of peace and calm in their stressful lives and remind them to always keep the faith…to always believe, that would make me very happy.”
We really dig this concept of modernising things, which are originally considered traditional, to reach out to the youth who might be missing out on one of the most powerful chants Indians know. On top of that, Shekhar’s soulful voice definitely does wonders! Don’t you think?