'I'm addicted to my middle class sensibilities'
Shaan’s first Bollywood assignment was singing one line for a song in Parinda. He got noticed only after his remix album Q-Funk released in 1995. In a conversation with HT Brunch.entertainment Updated: Apr 11, 2009 21:16 IST
Shaan’s first Bollywood assignment was singing one line for a song in Parinda. He got noticed only after his remix album Q-Funk released in 1995. His next, Tanha Dil, won the MTV Asia Music Award for Best Solo Album in 2000.
After that, there was no looking back. Songs from movies like Dil Chahta Hai, Fanaa, Om Shanti Om and Saawariya established him as a playback singer. Shaan has also worked in TV shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Star Voice of India.
What are you reading?
Nelson Mandela’s autobiography.
Fun to you is…
Playing Robot Jam on the Playstation with my two boys Soham and Shubh.
If you were invisible for a day, you would…
Wait till I’m visible again. Can’t handle being ignored.
Your worst date ever?
Probably in Goa some 15 years ago. After dinner, I discovered that I wasn’t carrying any money. My date had to call her dad who then paid the bill, and before leaving with the daughter in a huff, had to give me money so I could get back to my hotel.
The one invention you’re really waiting for?
A Star Trek-style transport machine that zaps you to your desired location in a flash.
Are you a morning person or night person?
I’d love to be a morning person, but alas that’s not so. I’m a night person.
Would you like to be young forever?
Oh yeah! But on second thoughts I’d like to eventually age gracefully.
The naughtiest thing you’ve ever done as an adult?
I’m petrified of doing naughty things. Nothing worth a mention.
Who do you think your partner has a crush on?
My wife adores Amitabh Bachchan. She’s named her pillow after him.
Your retirement dream?
Taking to politics. PM by the time I’m 50. It’s just a silly dream.
The one fashion trend you just don’t understand?
Wearing a tie. It has lost its purpose, honestly.
Weekend at a wellness spa or weekend at a luxury beach resort?
A spa leaves you rejuvenated, I presume. Have never been to one. Pampering myself leaves me feeling mildly guilty.
What are you addicted to?
My middle class sensibilities. Damn...
Three people from history you’d like to meet?
Hitler, Osama, and Bush (I know both the latter are not history yet), just to stop them from creating the disasters they made.
Your next move?
To run this through the spell check. (Actually, could you do it for me?)