On an ordinary day, intercom messages on a flight could possibly rank as the most royally ignored pieces of communication, right up there along with 'terms and conditions' documents. But if you find yourself travelling on the same flight as star singer Sonu Nigam, it clearly is not an ordinary day.
Passengers on a flight were in for a pleasant surprise when along with the regular messages asking people to fasten their seat belts and watch the safety instructions, they heard a familiar voice, normally heard on Ipods and radio sets. This was Sonu Nigam, doing an impromptu rendition of the melancholic melody 'Do pal ruka khwaabon ka kaarvan' from the 2004 film Veer-Zaara.
Though dressed in a casual T-shirt and trousers, Sonu Nigam seemed to be very much in concert mode, as he even appreciated the musical talents of his 'audience' in the middle of the performance remarking, "Aap bhi gaate hain; my God...saare singers hain!'. A video of him singing got over nearly 7,000 likes, 200 comments and 975 shares on Facebook.
Perhaps the singer may have been inspired from his own guest appearance in a Marathi film, in which he finds himself on a state transport bus and sings away to glory. In any case, Sonu Nigam certainly seemed to be enjoying himself in his brief crooning session. One only hopes that he wore a seat belt for the rest of the flight.
You can watch the video here-