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Singer Shaan is back to entertain his fans with a string of concerts, tracks in films like PK and a brand new collaboration with two music producers to form the team, Superbia

Written by Priya Adivarekar | Mumbai |
Updated: August 29, 2014 1:00:04 am
Shaan Shaan

Tell us about the live shows and concerts that are keeping you busy these days.

I recently finished a live dance and music concert titled Live, Love, Laugh Shaan Se in Mumbai, where we paid a tribute to some of the most popular yesteryear singers, including Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi and Mukesh. Apart from that, performing at concerts across the globe is keeping me busy. There have been a good number of shows across India and abroad. My recent show in Colombo during India’s Independence Day event was very well received. Now, I am looking forward to my show at the Times Square in New York next month. I am sure it’s going to be fun.

We heard your wife, Radhika, was creatively involved with Live, Love, Laugh…?

 Live, Love, Laugh Shaan se was a of a kind concert. We got an amazing response for it and I am sure it will create a benchmark for live shows in India. The concert was Radhika’s baby all the way and was completely conceptualised by him. She worked very hard to make this concert possible and produced a scintillating audio-visual extravaganza, that left everyone spellbound. She is the one who created this show from scratch and actually made it possible.

We hear very little of you on the Bollywood front. Are you choosing your projects carefully?

With changing trends in the music industry, new offers as a playback singer aren’t coming as quickly as they used to in the last decade. Honestly, I have no complaints. But as an artist, I do hope that the trend turns my way in a positive manner soon. And yes, I do think my best work is yet to come.

Are there any new Bollywood songs that you have recorded recently?

Yes, of course! There are two fun songs in Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya. There is also one song in PK, and working again with Rajkumar Hirani after 3 Idiots (where he sang Behti hawa) was good fun. Though I can’t reveal too many details, it’s a melodious number that everyone will like. I will also be heard in Super Nani, Yaaraa among other films.

Tell us something about your acting venture, Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya.

Just like my role as a singer, the acting venture was also a learning experience. The film has shaped up well. Working with Mika Singh, who is both my co-star and producer of the film ensured that there is never a dull moment on the sets.

Are you also singing in the film?

Of course I am (smiles). In fact, under Superbia, we have composed a track titled KennyG, that will be out soon.

Will you be presenting a single anytime soon?

(Smiles) Yes! We are working on it, but the details are still under wraps. The song should be out by October and I am sure, my fans will love this track.

Any composers from the new lot that you would like to work with?

Well, that’s a tough one to answer, because I feel all the composers who are new on the music scene are very talented. I am definitely looking forward to working with the new generation.

Any new favourites from the new lot?

I personally think Arijit (Singh) is good. In the number of years that he has worked and the kind of tracks that he has belted out, he has created a very good mark for himself.

What is in store for your fans in the coming year?

Instead of hearing me, they will watch me as an actor in Balwinder Singh.... The film is set to release in September. Apart from that, I have also started composing music under the brand name Superbia, along with music producers Gourov and Roshan. As a team, we have already signed up a few projects, some of which should be released by 2015.

priya.adivarekar@expressindia.com

 

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