One of the main highlight's of the song "Pinga" from "Bajirao Mastani" is the masterful singing by Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade, who is also a "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" contest winner (2009) just like Shreya.
Bhansali was the filmmaker who gave Shreya her first break with "Devdas" after watching her performances on the children's edition of the talent show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa." Shreya was only 17 then.
The singer has come a long way since, to become one of the best singers of this generation. And she continues to create magic whenever she teams up with her first filmmaker, Bhansali.
Here are 5 examples of just that:
Bairi Piya (Devdas, 2002)
In her very first film, Shreya became the voice of Paro in SLB's "Devdas." The filmmaker thought that her voice had the innocence he needed for the character. He was right. Shreya's honey-soaked rendition of "Bairi Piya" won many hearts. She also won her first national award (she was won four in total) for the song "Bairi Piya."
Dola Re Dola (Devdas, 2002)
Shreya was doing playback singing for the first time in "Devdas," and rendering a duet with an accomplished singer like Kavita Krishnamurthy in your very first film would have been daunting. To add to that "Dola Re Dola" wasn't an easy song to sing. But Shreya matched Krishnamurthy with every single note. It was an early sign that Shreya was here to stay.
Nagada Sang Dhol (Ram Leela, 2013)
Bhansali decided to start composing music for his own films with "Ram Leela." And for this high energy song he chose Shreya. The song has distant folk flavor and Shreya, who is probably the most versatile singer of this generation, added her special touch to lift it several notches.
Deewani Mastani (Bajirao Mastani, 2015)
Firstly, Bhansali has come up with a beautiful composition in "Deewani Mastani." Despite being a dance song, its an emotional one too. We won't be surprised if Shreya wins several awards in 2016 for her masterful singing in this song. We especially love the way Shreya's voice smoothly glides from lower registers to higher notes. This song is a treat for those who are already in love with Shreya's voice.
Pinga (Bajirao Mastani, 2015)
Shreya has sung songs in several languages - from Telugu and Tamil to Bengali and Marathi. The actress molds her voice perfectly to suit any language. She is also great when it comes to singing numbers with folk flavors. After singing songs with Bengali ("Dola Re Dola," "Devdas") and Gujarati ("Ram Leela") influences, Bhansali gets Shreya to sing a song with Marathi flavor in "Pinga." And yet again Shreya is at her best.