Last year, one of the most prominent youngsters to have been discovered by Nescafe Basement was the then fifth-grader Hadia Hashmi. The singer, along with Soch the band, delivered a power-packed performance of Bol Hu in the fifth season of the show. Many, artists and fans alike, lauded her brilliant vocals and the track was hailed as one of the best from the show.
Bol Hu went on to feature in 2019 Bollywood thriller Malang as well. Now, ace Indian playback singer Sonu Nigam has shared a vlog about how impressed he was by the song. In a two-minute clip, the Yeh Dil Deewana hit maker shared how moved he was by Hashmi's vocals. "It's been a while since anything has touched my soul like this! What a song, what lyrics, what composition! Wah! Soch the band, kya soch hai!"
Nigam can be seen in the video saying, "Been a while since I've heard something good. Jaaved Jaafri sent this song to me. I've heard it before but really listened to it for the first time today. Even in today's age, songs that can get one extremely emotional can be composed.” He then gets teary-eyed and adds, “I never thought it would be possible anymore but it has happened. God bless little Hadia, God bless Soch the band.”
Soch then thanked the singer for his kind words. "We have grown up following you and listening to your music so it’s like a dream come true for us. Thank you, Sonu Sir! It is always gratifying and nice to hear something heartfelt like this from a fellow artist across the border."
Xulfi, the producer of Nescafe Basement, then took to Facebook and thanked Nigam too. "I just saw Sonu Nigam's video on Bol Hu and I thought it only made sense that I express my gratitude in a similar manner," he said. "I don't only have one thing to thank him for, there are multiple things. The first thing I would want to thank him for is the way his reaction must have elated the spirits of Adnan, Rabi and Hadia. There's no comparison to that. They would want to work even more seriously towards their dreams. God has given you a gift; do not let it go to waste."
The Waqt singer added, "Another thing I really want to appreciate is the honest reaction from Sonu. We hardly see this sort of response anymore. He made the video while listening to the song. He gave such a beautiful message. The way he felt, how the song touched his heart and his soul, he explained it to all of us. This is how an artist reacts to music. The gratification I felt after Sonu's reaction is unexplainable."
"Thank you, Sonu Nigam! You did an important task with an imperative message that people should not stop pursuing their dreams and should not forget that they have been blessed with a gift. I was not expecting it all. You have made us, made millions happy with your video," Xulfi went on. "Thank you so much! We all respect you from the core of our hearts and our souls. You have given us so many memories, the way you share the meanings behind the lyrics, the melodies you have sung... there are so many examples of the same. And when someone like you praises our work, it's an honour."
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