Meet Jasleen Royal, Singer Whose ‘Rangeela’ Collab With Composer Yashraj Mukhate Is Viral

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Who is Jasleen Royal? The popular singer-songwriter is taking the internet by storm with her rendition of an iconic song that has set netizens tapping their feet and swaying to nostalgia, beating all mid-week blues.

She’s the voice behind so many audience favourite hits – from her version of the evergreen Din Shagna Da from Phillauri to the soothing Kho Gaye Hum Kahan from Baar Baar Dekho. Jasleen Royal’s melodious vocals set to the tunes of tranquil music have carried people, both happy and heartbroken, through many a night.

This time around, she is flooding our timelines and hearts with a collaboration that was fated to be a catchy sensation from the get-go. Tying up with viral composer Yashraj Mukhate (of ‘rasode mein kaun tha’ fame), Royal has belted out the hit 90s song Rangeela Re from Urmila Matondkar and Aamir Khan-starrer Rangeela

While Mukhate adds backing vocals to the acapella, Royal fills the shoes of Lata Mangeshkar (who sung the original track) with youthful ease.

The duo apparently hit the bull’s eye on their version, winning praise from Rangeela girl Matondkar, as well as from AR Rahman who composed the memorable soundtrack for the Ram Gopal Varma film.

While he retweeted the video on Twitter, Matondkar wrote to Royal, saying, “Wow..lovely!!”

Listen to the song everyone is crazing over: 

On Twitter, their rendition has amassed over 45,000 views, while on Instagram, where Royal posted the song as a reel, it has over 3,60,000 views. The song is well on its way to becoming an earworm, with fans already asking Royal and Muhate to release a full version of their cover.

Who Is Jasleen Royal? Know The Singer Flooding Our Timelines

Hailing from Punjab, Jasleen Kaur Royal shot to fame at age 18, when she came to national spotlight as a semi-finalist on Colors TV’s India’s Got Talent 2009. Though she didn’t win, her multi-faceted abilities to harmonise her voice with multiple instruments in one go stunned audiences, earning her the nickname ‘one-woman band.’ Having completed higher education in Delhi, she began professionally in the music world, predominantly working in Bollywood.

Her hits span languages, her most popular Hindi tracks being Preet from film Khoobsurat, Love You Zindagi from film Dear Zindagi, and Jahan Tu Chala from Gully Boy. 

The singer has previously been vocal in interviews about achieving equality and empowering female artists in the industry. She describes feminism as “Equality in every sense… equal roles in professional and personal lives, and freedom from any gender defining roles.” She has also focused attention on the lack of female music composers and says she hopes to see the tide change with changing times.

Image Credit: Jasleen Royal / Instagram

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