Sukhwinder Singh releases bhajan album

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh, who has been in the industry for more than two decades, has released a bhajan album "Sai Ram". He says he has pepped up the "bhajans" in a bid to energise the devotees.

"Many times I have seen people travelling to Shirdi on foot. They cover great distances to get one glance of baba in Shirdi. And to get the energy to walk, these groups play songs on baba," the 40-year-old said in a statement.

"These bhajans are set on old successful disco hits. So I decided to cut a fresh peppy bhajan. Initially, it was only one song but later I added one Trance bhajan and one more in the CD."

"Most of the Sai bhajans are very soft and are heard in the relative peace of home. They needed something that could inspire 'bhakti', peace and energy together to give them the strength. It is contradictory statement but that is what prompted me to sing Sai bhajans. With blessings of Baba, I am releasing my first song now," he added.

His first big hit in Hindi films was "Chaiyyan chaiyyan" from the 1998 film "Dil Se". Later, he went on to sing hits like "Main ramta jogi" ("Taal"), "Kambakht ishq" ("Pyar Tune Kya Kiya"), "Chak de" ("Chak De! India"), "Dil haara" ("Tashan"), "Dard-e-disco" ("Om Shanti Om") and the recent hit "Haule haule" from "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi".

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