Ed Sheeran: Fans in Mumbai go wild as star sings in Punjabi

  • By Noor Nanji
  • Cultural Correspondent

Ed Sheeran sang in Punjabi for the first time during his concert in Mumbai, which thrilled fans and set social media on fire.

During Saturday night's show, the English superstar invited Indian singer Diljit Dosanjh to join him on stage.

The crowd went wild when the duo sang Dosanjh's hit track Lover in Punjabi.

On Instagram, one fan called it “the crossover we didn't know we needed.”

Another said: “I think I've seen history,” saying Sheeran's Punjabi was “perfect”.

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After finishing the show, both the artistes posted a clip from their Instagram handles.

The Shape of You singer wrote: “Getting Diljit Dosanjh in Mumbai tonight to sing in Punjabi for the first time. I've had such an amazing time in India and more to come!”

Meanwhile, he shared a video with the caption, “Brother sings in Punjabi for the first time.”

In the comments section, celebrities also expressed their excitement at the collaboration, with actor Varun Dhawan writing, “Global dominance.”

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Diljit Dosanjh performed at Coachella last year

Dosanjh, 40, is a huge star with fans across India and the world.

This is not the first time he has paired up with a western star in Punjabi. Last year, he dropped a song titled Haas Haas, a collaboration with Cheap Thrills singer Sia.

Fans soon praised Dosanjh for getting another big name to sing in Hindi.

“First Sia, now Ed, Diljit is going to make everyone sing in Punjabi,” one person wrote on Instagram.

“Congratulations Diljit,” wrote another. “This man has literally exploded the Punjabi music scene creating other artistes [sing] In Punjabi.”

Sheeran released his latest album Autumn Variations last September.

His Mumbai concert was part of his Asia and Europe tour.

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