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Shaan gets back into the groove

Singer Shaan to release an original song after a long hiatus, says he looks forward to his upcoming Bollywood projects.

music Updated: Apr 26, 2012 20:05 IST
Nirmika Singh

A voice that brought a fresh sound to Bollywood playback singing a decade ago, Shaan might not be heard that frequently these days, but the singer is unperturbed. Having proved his mettle as a versatile vocalist with memorable numbers in films like Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Kal Ho Na Ho (2003) and Dhoom (2004), Shaan believes that taking things easy has helped him focus on his non-film projects.



“I will be releasing a single called ‘Khudgarz…’ soon. It’s a dance track that I’ve composed and written. The lyrics are tongue-in-cheek and I’ve tried to explore things outside my forte, which had been love ballads,” says Shaan. The singer-performer will be releasing the song on a digital platform and making it available for download.



A successful artiste in the flourishing Indi-pop industry of the 90s, Shaan’s albums Q-Funk (1995), Loveology (1997) and Tanha Dil (2000) had been sellouts. His last album, Tishnagi, came out in 2006. Ask him if there’s a new album in the offing, and he replies, “These days, artistes don’t need to release full-length albums. The best thing to do is compose a single and promote it digitally.” Shaan is also collaborating with Sunidhi Chauhan, Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan, Mohit Chauhan and Kailash Kher on an anti-piracy anthem, titled ‘Salaami ho jaye…’ “The song is an attempt to create conscientiousness and thank audiences for choosing not to illegally download songs,” says Shaan, who is associated with Airtel’s campaign My Song My Story, which allows subscribers to call a number and chat with their favourite artiste.



Shaan is also looking forward to his Bollywood kitty, which is full as of now. “I’m singing the title track for Ferrari Ki Sawaari and doing playback for films like Teri Meri Kahaani,


It’s My Life and another untitled film starring Sunny Deol.”