Date a star with Soni Janjua

By Aneesa Malik For the June issue of Asian World’s Date a Star competition, we had the opportunity to invite the talented Soni Janjua who is subsequently well known...


For the June issue of Asian World’s Date a Star competition, we had the opportunity to invite the talented Soni Janjua who is subsequently well known for the particular crowd favourite  ‘Saun Rab Di’ as our gorgeous star.

The 23-year-SONY DSCold heartthrob nervously awaited his date, who arrived with a gleaming smile and went by the name of Denisa- an 18-year-old college student and full time Soni Janjua fan!

Before the date began I sat down with Soni to get his thoughts on the date and his expectation of the night to come.

He reluctantly said: “Initially I didn’t really know what to expect, I was shocked. It’s not really something you expect to be asked to get involved in. So, first I was really reluctant, because you think about yourself and it’s not something I would normally do; it’s outside of my comfort zone. But then after speaking to a few close people on my team, they advised me to go for it.”

With no clue about who his date was at the time, I asked Soni what he anticipated. “I just want to meet my fan and have a nice meal and a chat. I’ve never done anything like this before; never been on a date, so it will be nice to get to know a fan better.

It was apparent that Denisa was thoroughly eager to meet Soni, she said: “I was really excited when I found out about the competition, but I didn’t expect to meet him. When I found out that I was chosen, I was really nervous.”

Denisa who is of Arab descent explained that she can’t understand Soni’s lyrics, but that didn’t matter to her. “I heard his music through one of my friends, who happened to be playing his song. I actually liked the beat to his music because I don’t understand the lyrics (and his voice obviously).

I asked Denisa what she would do if another fan contested her loyalty to Soni, but she quickly responded by saying: “I would never let those words come out of their mouth. I’m his biggest fan!”

After a quick chat, the lovely couple finally met and were whisked away in a luxurious Bentley where they had a relaxing drive around the city. Now that they got to know each other a bit better, it was time for a fine dining experience to take hold. The prestige car pulled up outside the illustrious exhibition venue, Grand Occasions on Stratford Road, Birmingham.

The couple were invited in to a romantically decorated private room, with all the trimmings held up by candlelight and rose petals. Soni and Denisa were then left to enjoy their delectable 3 course meal and it was apparent they got on like a house on fire.

After the date was over, we asked the couple how they thought the date went. Denisa very quickly said: “I’d like to see him again and get to know him better. I really enjoyed myself and I think it went well. I got to know him and you know how all these famous guys are big headed, but he’s actually a sweet guy. Really down to earth. As for Soni, he thought: “It was a nice experience and it was good to socialise with my fans. I would definitely do it again.”

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