Playback singer Sonu Nigam along with the YouTube channel ‘Being Indian’ participated in a social experiment where Sonu Nigam disguised himself as a beggar, sat at the corner of a busy street and sang while playing a harmonium.
Further talking about the reason behind making this video, Karl Katgara, creative director at Culture Machine, said: “The whole idea behind this experiment was to inspire people to take a moment out of their busy lives and appreciate the beauty of music. To do this, who better than Sonu Nigam. He is one of the most sought after singers in the country, and the most recognizable voice. What was interesting to see at the time was, he created the same magic singing, just disguised as an old man, and people could not recognise him at all.”
Singer said: “I went without any expectations, totally bereft of any awkwardness for the way I was looking and what I was about to subject myself to. For the first time, I was not me, the make-up was so good and authentic people standing so close to me couldn’t recognise me. I was carrying the harmonium that my parents bought when I was born. It was all so humbling. And from such an unfamiliar zone, I managed to procure something. Gratitude, Grace and appreciation for what we have.”