Hebrew for Himesh!


By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, Sept. 7 -- In January Himesh Reshammiya will sing in Hebrew. The composer-singer-actor will be performing a show, Himesh Reloaded, in Israel early next year.

At the request of the organisers and his Israeli fans, he will sing one of the country's most popular sound tracks. Incidentally, this is the first time he will be singing in a local language during a concert tour abroad.

Confirming the news, Reshammiya says he's looking forward to the performance: "Talks with the organisers, Moshe Primosher and Elias Harman, have been going on for a while. I'm glad things finally fell into place."

He attributes the delay to date problems. "I was committed to other assignments," he explains. The three-hour concert will also feature Vinit Singh and Vaishali Made, who will perform for about an hour together.

Interestingly, Reshammiya will learn Hebrew and the Israeli song via video-conferencing. "The organisers are arranging for one of their popular artistes to teach me the language and the song so I can also interact with the audience while on stage," enthuses the singer. "Talking to the people in their language helps form an instant connect."

Heavy metal

Reshammiya has also completely reinvented his sound design with some heavy metal beats in collaboration with his band for the show. Apart from his chartbusters, he will also sing his all-time favourites from the 1970's, 'Mehbooba mehbooba...' from Sholay (1975), 'Chura liya hai...' from Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973) and 'Ek haseena thi...' from Karz (1980).

Reshammiya's Himesh Reloaded will culminate with his trademark 'Rocking medley...', featuring 50 tracks, which have reportedly been selected by his Israeli fans. He says, "It's going to be my first visit to Israel, so I want to ensure that I fulfill all my fans' farmaishain (requests)."