Vijay TV’s Mano thrills fans in South Africa

24 Aug,2012

By A Correspondent


Celebrated South Indian playback singer Mano, most recently popularized through the hit television music series Super Singers on Vijay TV, performed to packed audiences in South Africa last week with smashing performances in Johannesburg and Durban. The hugely successful concerts were organized by Vijay TV – the leading Tamil general entertainment offering by the Star Network available on TopTV’s Top Star bouquet.


The star, who has over 20,000 songs in 15 languages and has over 3000 live concerts to his credit wowed audiences at his events in Johannesburg and Durban. Fans of the superstar arrived hours prior to the events hoping for a glimpse of him before his mind blowing shows.


The South Indian community of South Africa enjoyed a three-hour-long special performance by Mano who belted out hits back to back for his fans at the premier shows at Johannesburg and Durban exclusively for subscribers of Top Star, TopTV’sIndian bouquet.


Mano also made a special public appearance at India Club’s Incredible India Day where hundreds of fans had the opportunity to meet him personally with an opportunity for photographs and autographs with him and a live performance at the 66th Indian Independence Day festival in Gauteng. A surprise duet performance of his hit song, Mukala Mukabla with P Susheela’s grand-daughter, Keertika Ponugupati, had fans roaring for more.


The superstar rose to stardom with his hit songs Muqabla Muqabla from the film Kaadhalan with music composed by A. R. Rahman, the movie was recreated in Hindi and Telugu due to its popularity. Thereafter hit songs ‘Shenbagme Shenbagame’ followed and when the highly successful ‘Velaikkaran’ was released, Mano became one of the most sought-after South Indian singers in the industry.


Sarika Shankarnarayan, Assistant Vice President, Marketing for Star, said, “We are delighted with the tremendous response to Mano’s concerts in South Africa. This is the first of many more interactive initiatives that the Star Network will bring to the Indian community in South Africa.”


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