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Sashaa Agha wants to act and sing in films

PTI  Mumbai, April 22, 2013
First Published: 16:00 IST(22/4/2013) | Last Updated: 16:01 IST(22/4/2013)

Pakistani singer-actor Salma Agha's daughter Sashaa, who is all set to make her debut in Bollywood with Yash Raj Films Aurangzeb is looking to make a career in both acting and singing.

"I have learnt singing from my mom and I don't plan to give it up because I am very passionate about it. I want to make a career in acting and singing simultaneously," Sashaa said here.

Music runs in her family and music composer duo Sajid-Wajid are her maternal uncles. Also, famous English singer-songwriter Natasha Khan is her stepsister.

"My great grand father was Jugal Kishore Mehra, who was Raj Kapoor's uncle and married to famous singer Anwari Begum. My grandmother Nusrin Agha was a well-known singer as well. So in a way, I am the fourth generation singer in my family," she said.

Sashaa's mother Salma Agha is best remembered for her award winning song Dil Ke Armaan from B R Chopra's movie Nikaah.

While for Aurangzeb producer Aditya Chopra got Sashaa, who is a trained singer from the Kirana Gharana, to sing a peppy number titled 'Barbaadiyaan'. He roped her in only after he heard her voice during the audition.

The song Barbaadiyaan is a club track filmed on Sashaa and Arjun Kapoor, who plays the male lead.

"She has sung this beautiful track for the film. Her voice is melodious," a spokesperson from Yash Raj Films said.

Directed by debutant Atul Sabharwal, 'Aurangzeb' features Arjun Kapoor, Sashaa Agha, Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh and Rishi Kapoor. The film releases on May 17.

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