As you may recall from some of our previous posts, WIL is the proud sponsor of a new show called Bollywood USA, which is aired on Sahara One, a cable channel for a South Asian audience. Produced by AEG International, Bollywood USA is one of the top talk shows on Sahara One. Superstar musician A. R. Rahman was the guest on the first show. Since then, numerous famous Bollywood artists have appeared on the show including Hari Haran.
Watson Immigration Law was graciously invited to attend and participate in one of the up coming episodes. The particular episode was a tribute to music legend late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. I flew cross country to attend the filming of the event. It was much fun to take part in the show and to meet some very talented South Asian artists.
I was introduced as a singer-designer-immigration attorney who is also a sponsor of the show. My opening was a performance of a sufi song. Thereafter, I was interviewed by the beautiful host of the show Meredith Beck. Other artists in this episode were the following:
Paul Singh– renowned South Asian comedian in the USA, Paul Singh appeared on the show. In his interview with Meredith, he shared some of his new material and made everyone on the set laugh. Paul’s website is www.comedianpaul.com.
Aqeel Bhatti: A very gifted Tabla player and music teacher at the prestigious Ivy League college University of Pennsylvania attended the set. I was lucky enough to play with him and listen to his interview. You can learn more about him at www.aqeeltabla.com.
Vicki Kohli: A talented singer/song writer and composer, who has recently sung on several Bollywood movies performed on the show. I was fortunate enough to accompany him on the harmonium during his performance. To learn more about Vicki, you can visit his website at www.vickikohli.com. His new album is set to be released in the next few days!
The episode will air on Sahara One television in the Fall of 2011. We will post updates in due course. Stay tuned!
Top right- AEG International founder Asher Gulab and Tahmina Watson; Middle left- Aqeel Bhatti and Tahmina Watson; Middle right- Paul Singh and Tahmina Watson; Center bottom- Meredith Beck, Asher Gulab, Tahmina Watson, Vicki Kohli, Aqeel Bhatti and Paul Singh.