Papon set to make Bollywood debut with Nagesh Kukunoor

  • Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 09, 2015 09:16 IST
Singer Papon says he couldn’t say to Nagesh, as he makes meaningful cinema. (PHOTO: VIDYA SUBRAMANIAN/HT)

After popular Assamese singer Papon aKa Angarag Mahanta made a name for himself with songs such as Jiyein Kyun, he is now ready to enthrall his fans with his acting talent. Although acting isn’t an entirely new experience for the 33-year-old singer who made his debut in an Assamese film, Rodor Sithi, last year, he does admit that he is “super excited” for his Bollywood debut that will feature five real life musicians, and will be directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. “I couldn’t say to Nagesh, as he makes meaningful films. I am super excited to work with him,” he says.

Along with Papon, the other musicians who will be acting in this feature film include Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim Merchant and Sivamani. “I just had the first reading session with Shankar, Sunidhi, Sivamani, Rannvijay and Nagesh. And I am already having so much fun,” says Papon.

Revealing more about the film, the singer says, “It revolves around five losers who come together to form a band with the aim to prove that music never dies. It’s a fictional story, but its very real in terms of its characters. I like my character’s individual story.”

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