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Make the most of the moment and walk away smiling,is what seems to be the man’s motto

Written by Rushil Dutta | Published:September 19, 2013 4:08 am

Make the most of the moment and walk away smiling,is what seems to be the man’s motto. For singer Shaan,who has recently released an album,his attitude towards life is marked by his will to remember the good in life. Reflecting on his four-month stint in popular dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja,he says,“It was a positive experience. I performed dance routines which involved stunts and gymnastics. I’ve emerged more confident.”

Though he made it to the finals,he did not win the competition. “I wasn’t really there to win the competition. My idea was to see how far I can stretch myself,” says the singer. Now he is contracting back into daily life. “I am realigning myself. I just released a Bengali album comprising my renditions of Rabindra Sangeet,titled Tomra Ja Bolo. I’m embarking on a music direction venture as a part of a duo,” says Shaan.

He made his debut at 17. In the mid-’90s,he contributed greatly to India’s then burgeoning,independent pop music scene before becoming a formidable voice in mainstream Bollywood.

While admitting that film music gives one unparalleled mass popularity,Shaan says Bollywood music is in the doldrums. “The problem is that nobody is physically buying music and 90 per cent of the music is being pirated. It becomes hard to gauge the listening trends of the country,” says Shaan. He believes that music is qualitatively declining. “Then there is the evil auto-tuning which takes the soul out of music by digitally correcting mediocre voices,” he says.

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