"Singing 'Tere Naam' live on the street of Southall."
A busker is winning hearts on social media for singing ‘Tere Naam’ on a street in Southall, London.
Vish, who is said to be the UK’s first Bollywood busker and frequently sings on the streets of London, performed the titular song from Salman Khan’s 2003 film on a busy high street in Southall.
In the video, Vish is surrounded by people as he prepares his performance.
Urging them to sing along, Vish says:
“I want you guys to sing with me. Come on!”
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He then begins singing, perfectly capturing the tone of the original, which was sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik.
Meanwhile, people stop to watch and record the performance.
Some are even singing along with the busker.
Vish captioned the post: “Singing ‘Tere Naam’ live on the street of Southall.”
The video amassed over 11,000 likes and viewers loved Vish’s performance, praising him in the comment section.
One said: “Your voice and this song.”
Another commented: “Beautiful song, beautifully sung.”
A third said: “My favourite. Brings back memories.”
One viewer asked: “When are you coming to Wembley?”
Another wanted to know when Vish will return to Southall, writing:
“When you come again to Southall please tell me.”
Several users also flooded the comment section with heart and fire emojis.
Vish frequently performs Bollywood tracks, usually on the streets of London.
But he has also performed at private parties, in clubs and at weddings.
With over 155,000 Instagram followers, Vish also has celebrity fans.
On one occasion, Vish was performing when he spotted TV presenter Maniesh Paul watching.
He paused his performance to invite Maniesh over. The pair then sang together and even got the crowd involved.
Vish later thanked Maniesh, writing:
“Thank you superstar Maniesh Paul for joining in and singing with me!
“So happy that India’s no.1 host blessed my mic! So lovely to meet you. Love you bro!”
Meanwhile, Tere Naam‘s director Satish Kaushik recently shared a video of a scrap dealer singing a track from the film.
The man is heard singing ‘Kyo Kisi Ko’ while he collects newspapers and plastic rubbish on a street.
Sharing the clip, Satish wrote: “What a public adulation of the song from Tere Naam even after 20 years. Proud of this film.”