Musician and actress Monica Dogra, who formed the electronic rock group ‘Shaa’ir+Func’, teams up with singer and actress Shibani Dandekar, to perform live for the first time at one of the prestigious Awards and the duo will perform many more in the coming months.
Monica Dogra has a hugely successful career as an independent music artist with a considerable number of songs as well as films to her credit. Along with her electronic rock group ‘Shaa’ir+Func’, she has composed and sung for a number of albums including her first song album ‘New Day: The Love Album’. She made her acting debut in Bollywood with an ensemble cast including Aamir Khan in iconic “Dhobi Ghat” directed by Kiran Rao.
Says Monica, “Aside from the obvious benefits of performing with one of your best friends, the obvious fun, backstage and behind the scenes madness – what was also super cool was we got the chance to pay tribute to lauren hill and collaborate with shiamak’s dancers. It’s not so often you get to see such a blend of influences on stage or televised in India. It was apt that we got the opportunity to bring that to the style awards. Shibani and I both were excited to combine many industries we passionately work in like fashion, music, and performance.
Shibani Dandekar wears a lot of hats, that of being a top model endorsing luxury brands as well as on the ramp for a volley of designers. She has also been a part of various Bollywood films like ‘Sultan’, ‘Naam Shabana’ and ‘Noor’.
Besides having a sound musical background Shibani Dandekar’s love for anchoring shows earned her a prominent spot as a television host with shows like Jhalak Dikhla Ja, Style and The City, IPL and most recently The Stage.
Says Shibani, “Monica and i have great chemistry off camera and we wanted to bring that to the stage … we both have a huge passion for music and performing and coming together at an award show just seemed like the right platform to do this together for the first time!! It was such a fun collaboration not just as best friends but as artists!”
Monica and Shibani are inseparable as their camaraderie and friendship both, on and off social media are validated by their participation on shows like Khatron Ke Khiladi and The Stage.
They have become youth icons that girls get immensely inspired by. They are surely set to rock and create magic with their live performance. Their partnership has given us a new pop duo … sexy, badass and musical margaritas !!