Gharana HALL OF FAME
Question: Where can one meet Rahat Fateh ali Khan, Ayesha Takia, Ustad Ghulam Ali, Atif Aslam and Abida Parveen all at one go?
Answer: Gharana’s Hall of Fame!
“Gharana” has had the privilege to host many pronounced Indian celebrities, acclaimed for their values, diversity and their contributions to various forms of art.
From acclaimed singers to award winning actors, classical musicians to diverse sitcom artists, they have visited Gharana and have been amazed by the ambiance, decor, service and the food that conjures up images of an Indian finery and class.
Here’s your chance – Do come and enjoy a spellbound evening as you tap to the music of Gulzar the most versatile flute player and be wowed by soothing tones of Razi in a jugalbandi of saaz and awaaz.
Artists who visited Gharana to date include:
- HE Consul General of India Mr. Rajamony
- Ayesha Takia
- Shefali Shah
- Nabeel Shaukat Ali, SurKshetra winner
- Diljaan, SurKshetra finalist
- Atif Aslam
- Paresh Rawal
- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
- Umer Sharif
- Pandit ShivKumar Sharma
- Ranajit and Shrin Sengupta
- Salim and Sulaiman Merchant
- Suresh Wadkar
- Shernaz Patel and Rajit Kapoor
- Yashpal Sharma
- Rajan and Sajan Misra
- Padmini Kohlapure
- Abida Parveen and Ghulam Ali
Gharana’s theme is ‘Regal Heritage’. The richness in the hues of the wall and the upholstery contrast with the oak furniture originating in Jaipur – stained in gold leaf and natural – set off by a traditional Chandi Jhula (Silver swing) welcoming the guests into the Ghar (home).
Seating can be in seclusion behind the Royal arch or on rectangle tables. Two glass topped tables are strategically placed under a dome, affectionately called the Maharajah and Maharani tables with their unique seats. The regal heritage theme is also part of the bespoke crockery and the specially designed uniforms donned by highly trained staff.
Music plays a big part in the Gharana experience. With Ghazals, Bhuli Beesri Yadein, Modern Bollywood or Classical tunes. Gharana guarantees to get your fingers clicking, feet tapping or heads nodding to the rhythms produced by the resident quartet. It has been known for the seniors to take their loved one to the dance floor, and the young to ‘Wah Wah’ to a request long before their time!
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