KATHMANDU: Who knew that they knew the steps, but they did; they even knew every single word of all the songs. Most of them even knew what song was to be sung by just listening to the beginning of the music. The crowd had already started dancing even before the Dhoom girl Sunidhi Chauhan came on stage. Little snippets of her hit numbers had prepared the crowd for what followed next.

On September 5 at the MTV Exit Live in Kathmandu concert, the magic of this versatile singer was there for everyone to experience. From the time she started her first number till her most popular number Beedi Jalaile from Omakara — no other song could have ended this rocking show. The Jawlakhel ground was all about energy and more energy.

Chauhan started her performance with a little slow number Hey aag yeh from the movie Aag and then gradually raised the tempo with numbers like Dhoom macahle from Dhoom, Shut up and bounce and Desi girl from Dostana, Dance pe chance from Rab ne bana di jodi and Sajana pe vari vari form Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd among others. She surely knew how to keep the crowd on their toes or rather jumping on their feet with her spontaneous interactions, her pauses in between the songs to hear the crowd singing. Most of the songs had been modified with extra beats fit for a concert crowd and it worked.

Along with the entertainment she did not forget to spread the message during the concert, which was held to observe Nepal’s National Anti-Trafficking Day. “Chelibeti hamro izzat hun, manav bech bikhan nagarun (our sisters and mothers are our honour, stop human trafficking”, she shouted to the audience to raise awareness against human trafficking.

The same message was also related by Nepali singer Nima Rumba who had set the mood for Chauhan’s performance with hit numbers like Aau aau na and Preeti basyo. Everyone on the ground sang along with him and danced to hit number with full enthusiasm. Kranti Ale and Nalina Chitrakar also performed at the concert where small snippets of documentary about human trafficking called Sold: An MTV EXIT Special was also screened at venue to create awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking.

The MTV EXIT campaign ambassador Malvika Subba and RJ Ashish Syangden were the hosts for the evening.