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City-based singer Mohammed Irfan has made special arrangements for his first gig in the city after he moved to Mumbai a decade ago

Not every singer gets a chance to record their first song with A R Rahman. Mohammed Irfan rose to fame in no time after veteran singer, S P Balasubrahmanyam recommended his name to the Oscar winning music director. The 31-year-old singer would be performing in his hometown for the first time after a decade since he moved to Mumbai for pursuing his career as a playback singer.
Describing his emotional connect with the city of Nizams he said, “It is a special connect when it comes to Hyderabad. All my life I was there before I moved to Mumbai. I learnt music from my guru Ramachari in Hyderabad. My basics in music are from Hyderabad.”
He has seen the transformation of Hyderabad to become one of the most popular hubs for cultural festivals in India. Speaking about the changes in Hyderabad the singer said, “It has become a much better place. But still I think people are fond of listening to Telugu songs and it is absolutely fine as there is a huge following. There has been a lot of changes there and people now have began demanding for Bollywood songs too.”
The Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star 2 winner will be in the city for a live concert. Expressing his excitement the Behne De singer said “This is the first time I am performing in Hyderabad. It is very strange. I have performed in India and abroad destinations like Holland London and Dubai. However, this would be the first time I would be performing in my hometown. I am really looking forward to it. I have also made changes to my arrangements.”
Every singer has a playlist that they sing. Speaking about three songs that Irfan would be singing in Hyderabad he said, “Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2, Banjara from Ek Villain and Dard Dilon Ke Kam Hojate from The Xpose.The singer would be travelling to Surat, Nagpur and Dubai after his concert in Hyderabad on March 12 at Rendezvous in Financial District, Gachibowli.
Tickets available at meraevents.com. Price `1,500 per ticket.

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