The renowned Bollywood playback and Ghazal singer Hariharan and his sons Karan and Akshay Hariharan have come together to unveil their first ever single – Afsaane. Afsaane is a romantic Ghazal sung and composed by Hariharan, music produced by Akshay Hariharan and its lyrics have been penned by Ameeta Parasuram. The music video features Hariharan’s son Karan Hariharan and Bollywood actress Sandeepa Dhar with A. Hariharan. The video is now available on Times Music YouTube channel.
Afsaane is a romantic Ghazal which showcases the journey of love – Falling in love, cherishing good moments, going through different phases of agony, ecstasy, commitment and more. The song is originally derived from a poem which had followed the tradition of Urdu Ghazal poet Dagh Dehalvi.
On asking about the song, Hariharan said, “Afsaane is one of the most beautiful Ghazals I have sung till date. The lyrics are so meaningful and have been beautifully written by Ameeta Parasuram. Also, the song is very special to me because this is the first time I’m closely working with my sons.
On this, Karan said, “My first cameo appearance was in a music video at the age of 4. This is the second time that I’ve been given a chance to feature in a music video again. Afsaane has been beautifully composed and sung by my father Hariharan and my brother Akshay has done the music production. The three of us together have done many music shows in the past, but this the first time that we three have collaborated in such a manner. Hope people will love our musical combination”!
Karan Hariharan is a budding actor in the Film Industry. He has graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute Los Angeles. He is also well versed in martial arts and gymnastics. He made his Bollywood debut as a lead actor in the film ‘Missing on a Weekend’ (2016) alongside Pavan Malhotra. He made his first cameo appearance with his father for the popular track ‘Halka Nasha’ at the age of 4.
Akshay Hariharan is the elder son of renowned singer A. Hariharan. He is a music director in the Indian Film industry and has composed and produced songs for films such as Kokanastha and Black Home. Currently, he is working on an Indo-polish movie called ‘Nie means Nie’ directed by Vikash Verma under the banner of g7 films which is slated for release in 2019. In addition, he has produced 3 songs in the Ghazal album ‘Hazir 2’ featuring Zakhir Hussain and Hariharan. Finally, he has produced the National Game anthem which was held in Kerala in 2015. The anthem was written by Javed Akhtar also featured artists such as Hariharan, Yesudas, Shreya Ghoshal, Benny Dayal, Salim Merchant and Broda V.
Hariharan is a renowned playback singer and composer who has given a plethora of chart-topping hits for decades. He is an established Ghazal singer and one of the pioneers of Indian Fusion Music. He was honored with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in the year 2004. He has been accorded with an uncountable number of awards. Some of them include – National Film Awards (1998,2009, Kerela State Film Awards (2011), Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award (2004), Filmfare Awards South ( 2011), Asianet Film Awards ( 2011 and 2012) and many more.