Singer Shaan, who is known for songs such as Jab Se Tere Naina from Saawariya, Suno Na from Jhankaar Beats and Behti Hawa Sa from 3 Idiots among others, hates the recent chartbuster, Kolavari Di, by Tamil actor-singer, Dhanush.
“Personally, I can’t stand the song. It evokes no sentiments in me, and makes me think that people have started enjoying stupid, nonsense things,” says Shaan, 39, who is excited about donning the judge’s hat for the second season of Star Plus’ music reality show, Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar, after a hiatus of almost one and a half year.
“I’m looking forward to challenging the abilities of the already-tested singers on the show,” says Shaan, who will be joined by co-judge and music director Shantanu Moitra on the show.
According to the crooner, playback singing has lost its charm. “These days, the voices are so heavily processed and everything is being accepted. Earlier, as a playback singer, singing for a different actor would require me to sing differently. Now, a singer can be completely out of sync, and still the song does well,” he says.
Shaan has recently invited aspiring disc jockeys, sound engineers and composers to give a new twist to his father, Bengali composer Manas Mukherjee’s song, Naina, with creative crowd-sourcing.
“Naina is a very beautiful and emotional song and it is really close to my heart. It is a 35-year-old song and through this creative invite, I’m looking at giving a music composer an opportunity to add that charm and pep to my dad’s work that would give it a dynamic sound. Let’s see how it turns up,” he concludes.
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