In Conversation with a man with golden voice :Padmanav Bordoloi

 Transcontinental marvel from Assam

 Kaustab Chakraborty speaks to singer Padmanav Bordoloi about his new Hindi music video to become the very first one from Assam to be shot abroad

Born in a culturally rich family in Guwahati Assam, Padmanav Bordoloi charmed music lovers all over the nation. After making a mesmerizing appearance in INDIAN IDOL 3 in 2007 (where he was the first Assamese singer to have participated in the talent hunt show) with his fabulous performance of popular numbers like ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Lagan Lagi’, being spotted as the Top 8th Finalist in Zee TV’s HERO Sa Re Ga Ma Pa In 2012 and several musical achievements, Padmanav is now going places, literally.
The recent music video, fearturing him, is for the song ‘Teri Jo Baatein’ from his album ‘Rastey-Ali Baat’ which became the first Hindi music video from Assam to be filmed abroad. Talking about it, Padmanav says, “This song ‘Teri Jo Baatein’ was the most loved song from my album ‘Rastey-Ali Baat’. It’s a romantic number which is shot exclusively in UK and in various places of London by an Assamese crew.”

In November 2014, he became the 1st artist from India to be invited by Assam Sports and Culture, UK and they loved his performance so much that they offered to be partners in his next video. Shot in the exquisite locations near Thames, Big Ben and Queen Elizabeth’s Private Island in London, ‘Teri Jo Baatein’ is getting tremendous response all over the world. “The video is very much appreciated by the whole NRI fraternity around the world. Zaved Choudhury was our man in charge of the whole production unit in UK along with a Sri Lankan cinematographer,” Padmanav maintains.

Taking about his co-actress Madusmita Buragohain Gogoi, Padmanav states, “Madhusmita is UK-based working lady and was initially associated as the casting director for this video who later turned to be the actress. It was a wonderful experience to work with her.”
The music video is already enjoying many accolades from the likes of MTV Indies and other eminent personalities.
Padmanav Bordoloi a professional singer, performer, songwriter, music composer and ALL INDIA RADIO(AIR) Approved Artist Says that he is “loving the new dimensions in his abilities”. He, recently, even anchored a reality show in Assam and after having an acting stint in his own album, Padmanav is now looking forward to his upcoming projects.


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