Sonu Nigam’s impromptu mid-air performance surprises airline passengers!
The Bollywood singer put the airplane intercom to good use. Take a bow, Sonu!
| Updated: January 20, 2016 2:00 PM IST
Published: January 20, 2016 12:24 PM IST | Updated: January 20, 2016 2:00 PM IST
Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
This probably will go down in history as the only time when people in an airplane actually listened to someone who was speaking on the intercom. But that was because the intercom, for a change, wasn’t being used to make some droning announcement about seat belts. And the person holding the intercom wasn’t some half-bored-to-death steward(ess) but rather a popular Bollywood singer.
Sonu Nigam was traveling to Mumbai from Jodhpur where he was performing at a private event. The guests from the event were on the same flight. Sonu, who we are told, had struck a good rapport with the guests thought it might not be such a bad idea to step up to the intercom and belt out a couple of his hit film numbers.
Now to say that in-flight entertainment in India is abysmal is an understatement (we really miss you, Kingfisher Airlines, we really do). So something as impromptu (and good) as Sonu Nigam’s mid-air performance certainly comes as a breath of fresh air. Critics of Sonu Nigam can also take a break because we now know for a fact that there was no computer software involved in the making of this video to doctor his voice. The guy’s a natural. We knew it all along; we’re pretty sure his critics know it too.
Watch the video below of Sonu Nigam performing ‘Panchi, nadiyan…’ and ‘Aisa lagta hai…’ from Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan’s debut film Refugee. We are hoping and praying that he’s traveling in the same flight as us the next time. Because no other celeb we know comes even remotely to being as cool as Sonu Nigam was on this flight:
You’re our dream co-passenger, Sonu! Yes you are!
Psst: We are assuming he had the blessings of the captain (it is illegal to take charge of the intercom otherwise) and would advice you against letting your inner Sonu Nigam take over the next time you’re flying somewhere.