Badtameez Aashiqui Night: Arijit Singh & Benny Dayal LIVE hosted by Upen Patel!

Badtameez Aashiqui Night: Arijit Singh & Benny Dayal LIVE hosted by Upen Patel!
Compiled by Shevaal Singh

Attention all South African fans of Bollywood music & entertainment … If you love the music of Aashiqui 2 and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani then don’t miss the chance of a LIFETIME to watch Arijit Singh and Benny Dayal performing LIVE in one show hosted by Bollywood’s British Hunk Upen Patel at the Emperors Palace – Centre Court on the 18th of August 2013 @ 5pm … & If you’re not yet convinced then read on ….


Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh was born 25 April 1987 and he is an Indian playback singer whose songs have been featured in recent Bollywood movies. He was one of top six contestants in reality-singing series fame Gurukul in 2005. Although he did not win the competition, his participation garnered respect and love from fans. He went on to win a consequent reality show called 10 ke 10 le gaye  dil with the help of audience votes. Thereafter Shankar Ehsaan Loy gave Arijit the first break on one of their songs called “All For One” from High School Musical album.  He also sung the title songs of the Indian TV show called Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and “Dadagiri” featuring Sourav Gangully and became an assistant to India’s most popular music director Pritam. Arijit Singh today is one of India’s most popular and leading Male vocalists and playback singer who has been featured in some of the best movies that the Indian Cinema had to offer in recent times … Here is a list of some of Arijit’s best pieces …

  • All For One-High School Musical 2
  • Phir Mohabbat  -Murder
  • Duaa-Shangha
  • Uska Hi Bana-1920: Evil Return
  • Phir Le Aya Dil (Reprise)- Barfi!
  •   Saawali Si Raat – Barfi!
  • Yaariyan – (Reprise)-Cocktail
  •  Raabta Unplugged-Agent Vinod
  • Raabta (Kuch To Hai) – Agent Vinod ft Shreya Ghoshal
  •  Raabta (Night in a Motel) Agent Vinod ft Aditi Singh Sharma
  • Raabta (Siyaah Raatein) – Agent Vinod ft Hamsika Iyer
  • Khalbali -3G
  • Tum Hi Ho-Aashiqui 2
  • Meri Aashiqui- Aashiqui 2
  • Chahun Main Ya Naa-Aashiqui 2
  • Hum Mar Jayengi – Aashiqui 2
  • Milne Hai Mujhse Aayi- Aashiqui 2
  • Aasan Nahi Yahan – Aashiqui 2
  • Dilliwaali Girlfriend-Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
  • Kabira (Encore) – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani ft Harshdeep Kaur
  • Kashmir Main Tu Kanyakumari- Chennai Express


Benny Dayal

Benny Dayal was born on May 13th and he is an Indian singer. He is also a member  the member of the band S5 launched by the channel SS Music. He is initially from Kerala; he has worked as a playback singer with many noted composers to produce successful soundtracks. Benny was born and brought up in Abu Dhabi and completed his schooling there from Abu Dhabi Indian School (ADIS) and went on to complete his B.Com from Madras Christian College. After his graduation from MCC, he did a diploma in journalism from the same college.  He was working as Events Coordinator with RR Donnelley. He quit his job in BPO and decided to dedicate his career to music.Most of the films he sung are for A. R. Rahman in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam. He has since worked with several music composers including Harris Jayaraj, Pravin Mani, Yuvan Shankar Raja, James Vasanthan, Joshua Sridhar, Karsh Kale and Devi Sri Prasad. Currently Benny has been working with the top Music Directors in Bollywood comprising of Amit Trivedi, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal Shekhar, Pritam and Himesh Reshammiya. Bollywood Fans will know this powerhouse performer from his songs such as

  • Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na “Pappu Can’t Dance Sala”
  • “Vacancy”- Golmaal Returns
  • “Mastam Mastam”- Yuvvraaj
  • “Tu Meri Dost Hai”- Yuvvraa
  • “Kaise Mujhe”-Ghajini
  • “You and Me”-Pyaar Impossible!
  • “Badmaash Company”-Badmaash Company
  • “Tarkeebein”- Band Baaja Baaraat
  • “Dum Dum Mast Hai”- Band Baaja Baaraat
  • “Habibi Habibi”-Aazaan
  • “Aadat Se Majboor”-Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
  • “Jab Main Tumhare Saath Hu”-Jodi Breakers
  • “Ek Main Aur Ekk tu”- Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
  • “Daaru Desi”- Cocktail
  • “Tujhpe Fida”Heroine
  • “The Disco Song”-Student of the Year
  • “Lat Lag Gayi”-Race 2
  • “Badtameez Dil”- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani


Upen Patel-The Host

The Host Upen Patel is a British Indian male model and Bollywood film actor and he was born: on August 16, 1981 (He is currently 31 years old) Upen Patel hails from London, United Kingdom. His rise to fame was winning Zee TV’s supermodel hunt in 2002 Patel thereafter he began modelling for Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna.  Upen went on to receive the MTV India Most Stylish Male Award 2 years in a row. He won numerous awards as India’s number one Supermodel, which led to manyendorsements including Tuscan Verve, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Provogue and D’damas Desire. He has campaigned for brands like Wendell Rodrick, Vikram Phadnis and Westside. He was a cook on the show ‘Karen Anand’s Cook Na Kaho’ before his official debut into films. Upen Patel appeared in many music videos, including the remix of the classic Bollywood song “Kya Khoob Lagti Ho”, which also featured the stunning Udita Goswami. But his rise to fame was his Bollywood debut in the film 36 China Town. The film was a highly success at the box office. Subash K Jha commented:

“Upen Patel as the Casanova in the casino makes an unusual stylish debut. He dances with confidence and holds his own, even among the accomplished ensemble of actors.”

Patel won several awards, including the IIFA Award best debut for the role. His second film, Namastey London was released on 23 March 2007 and also did well at the box office. Subsequently, his third film Shakalaka Boom Boom was released on 6 April 2007, but did not do as well at the box office .He did however reap appreciation for his performance. Taran Adarsh comments that:

“Patel is “confidence personified” when performing the complex role, and that “Upen is not just a show-stopper when it comes to looks, but has the potential to climb the ladder as an actor.

In 2008, he made a guest appearance in Ashwani Dheer’s One Two Three and His role in Money Hai Toh Honey Hai was well received, but the film did not become a commercial success. He also played a cameo in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. In 2010 he took time out to finish a diploma in film making from the NIFT in the UK and received a diploma in scriptwriting from Raindance in the UK. The same year, he completed a summer camp in Acting at the Lee Strasberg Actors’ Studio in Los Angeles in the US.  This year Upen is back and better than even before! He will be making his debut in South Indian cinema starring in one of India’s most expensive films titled “I” which will be directed by S Shankar. Upen  will be making his debut in French cinema as the leading man in a film to be directed by Yann Danh. Patel was voted one of the top ten sexiest Asians in the world in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in the Eastern Eye . Patel was the first male Grand Marshal from Bollywood at the Independence Day parade in Los Angeles on 10 August 2008. A list of roles you may remember Upen Patel from are;

  • 2006 36 China Town
  • 2007 Namastey London
  • 2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom!
  • 2008 One Two Three      2008
  • 2009 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai
  • 2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
  • 2013 I (Tamil film)
  • 2013  Untitled (French Movie)


“Don’t miss out on this rocking night where the voices of modern day Bollywood comes to you LIVE for one night only at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg , South Africa !…”

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