Smule Mirchi Music Awards Honor Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri

The 14th Smule Mirchi Music Awards, held on March 8, will air on March 27 at 9 p.m. exclusively on Colors Hindi and Voot.

Hosted by singer Sonu Nigam and co-hosted by singer-songwriter Neha Bhasin and actor-singer Meiyang Chang, the awards show paid tribute to recently deceased music legends Lata Mangeshkar and Bappi Lahiri.

Meet Bros and Khushboo Garewal came together to remember Indian disco king Bappi Da, while Shruti Pathak, Sneha Shankar and Jonita Gandhi joined Nigam in honoring Indian nightingale Mangeshkar.

Veteran singer Suman Kalyanpur received the Lifetime Achievement award.

Suman Kalyanpur on stage with veteran composer Anandji and host Sonu Nigam

The event featured performances by singer Lucky Ali on ‘Best of Indies’, Bhasin on ‘Indian Wedding Celebrations’ and a loving medley of couple Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet. Singers Shahid Mallya and Amit Misra, sisters Sukriti and Prakriti Kakkar, and Native American singer-songwriter Lisa Mishra also performed on stage.

Along with heartfelt tributes and performances, the awards show will feature Akasa Singh, Antara Mitra and Zara Khan dancing to actress Karishma Kapoor’s hit songs. Couple Sugandha Mishra and Sanket Bhosale entertained the audience with their comedic jokes.

Prashant Panday, Managing Director and CEO of ENIL, Mirchi said, “We are delighted to be back with another edition of the Smule Mirchi Music Awards to celebrate the outstanding talent in the Indian music industry. The 14th edition will bring together renowned and legendary artists as well as budding talents under one roof.

“Bringing out the very essence and versatility of Indian music, Mirchi salutes the best in music across all genres, from the latest ‘Bollywood’ hits to Indian Indies and nostalgic tunes. We look forward to showcasing this musical extravaganza to our viewers who look forward to it every year.

Vidya Balan presenting an award

The ceremony brought together artists Vidya Balan, Karishma Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Pratik Gandhi and Ila Arun, composers Anandji Virji Shah and Tanishk Bagchi, singers Sadhana Sargam, Papon and Javed Ali, filmmaker Ramesh Sippy and Miss India Manasa Varanasi, among others.

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