Sajjan Raj Vaidya is a widely loved Nepali singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, and producer. He Started his music Journey in 2014 with his debut single, “Aaja Matra“. Since then he has been releasing one after another song with soulful music, heart touching lyrics, and equally beautiful music videos. which hold millions of views on YouTube.
Among all of his songs “Hataridai Batasidai” released on January 1, 2019, has passed over 20M views on YouTube recently. The screenplay features a straight couple and a gay couple, and the video depicts a gay couple kissing, which is uncommon in Nepali media. Vaidya is one of the very few Nepali artists to represent the LGBTQ community through the video’s release.
“Hataarindai Bataasindai was inspired by the story of a dear friend. A talented flautist who I met at a casual jam session in Colorado. When I wrote Hataarindai, Bataasindai, it was independent of the video concept. We decided that the under-representation of the LGBTQ community in Nepal was an important issue that needed to be addressed and that is how the video came about.”