Even before the release of her debut album ‘Naach Le’ in 2005, actress, singer, songwriter, performer and now director – Manasi Scott rose to fame and became a national sensation with her terrific live performances. At a time when remixes were the order of the day, Manasi’s originality and sheer power of vocals got her awards and recognition. She has performed in over 2000 shows across the world for which she has also received The Power List Award in 2016.
Her performances go well with any occasion from launches, concerts, weddings and shows in any genre that makes her name synonymous with versatility. Her international dubstep single ‘High’ debuted on the European charts and climbed to no 1. A decade later, Manasi finally relents to her fans and releases her new album ‘Manasi – The Ideal Woman’. Her album resonates with her sensuality, her global appeal as an artist, her growth from singer to performer and exhaustive soundchecks to standing ovations. It celebrates both who she was and who she would ever be.
An unadulterated and benevolent compilation of 6 songs heavily influenced by her performance and carefully selected collaborations. The songs are Todona, Chashni featuring Palash Sen, Farmaanaa featuring Ishq, Kho Gaye, Saawan Raagaa featuring flute by Raghav Sachar & Jamalo featuring Mika. Impactful lyrics for the album are delivered with co-writer Amitabh Bhattacharya. The album has been produced by Ashish Manchanda.
The launch evening saw this genius performer transcend her divaesque into the crowd. The crowd was not prepared for what this superstar had in store for them. Asilo, one of India’s most luxurious alfresco and rooftop destinations was the perfect host for the album launch, which offered breath taking views of Mumbai’s skyline in an ambience that spelled chic, understated glamour and refined taste. Huge cheers were heard when attendees previewed the first song ‘Todona’ which is also directed by Manasi herself.
Sexy Bollywood siren Malaika Arora took to the stage to launch the album’s first video. The evening was lifted by a palpable buzz of energy, star power and beautiful musical beats. The album was released via a ribbon opening by cricketers Zaheer Khar. Also present were Malaika Arora, Kim Sharma, Abhishek Kapoor, Zaheer Khan, Amit Sadh, Tanisha Mukherjee, Vikas Bhalla, Suchitra Pillai, Aditi Govitrikar, Arjun Khanna, Reshma & Sulaiman Merchant, Karanvir Bohra, Kushal Punjabi, Deepesh Sharma,
Rj Hrishi Kay, Nishka Lulla, Priya Kataria Puri, AD Singh, Gaurav Gupta, Nisha Jamwal, Zeba Kohli, Sanam Sippy, Namrata Purohit, Rowena Baweja, Kubra Sait, Candice Pinto + Drew Neal, Amit Gaur, Kavita Kharayat, Sunny Kamble, Himakshi, Aparna Badlani, Ashish Sajnani, Suved Lohia, Riyaz Amlani, Gauri Malhotra Narang, Juspreeti Walia, Salil Acharya, Shivya, Malini Agarwal, Arshiya Eappen, Rij Eappen, Rishi Rich, Zorawar Kalra, Dr. Farhad Taraporevala, Dilshad Khambata, Farrokh Khambata & Dilshad Khambata.