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Shankar Mahadevan: I feel proud when I am asked to sing my sons’ songs at live shows

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan talks about how he is content with his sons Siddharth and Shivam’s music career and how music keeps them together.

music Updated: Apr 21, 2018 16:37 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Shankar Mahadevan,Shivam Mahadevan,Siddharth Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan is composing for films such as Saaho, Raazi, Soorma and Mere Pyare Prime Minister.(Instagram/shankar.mahadevan)

Shankar Mahadevan is satisfied with the way his children are taking their career ahead. Both Siddharth Mahadevan (25) and Shivam Mahadevan (16) are doing well and have sung for a few Bollywood films. While Siddharth’s repertoire includes Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), 2 States (2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) and Baar Baar Dekho (2016), Shivam has lent his voice for films such as Delhi Safari (2012), Dhoom 3 (2013) and Katyar Kaljat Ghusli (2015).

“I am thankful for the love our songs have received. It motivates us all to do better. As a father, the best feeling is when people say good things about my children. During my live shows when I am requested to sing their hit tracks it makes me all the more proud. Tell me what more does a father want? It feels like the greatest blessing,” he sounds happy.

Talking about how he keeps motivating them, Shankar adds, “They are sorted as individuals. What I always tell them is to stay dedicated to their craft, keep working hard and to never lose hope.”

Meanwhile, along with composing and singing for films, Shankar also is passionate about his online music academy. “Being a teacher is also like a learning process,” he says, adding that he is planning to open an institute in Pune and has already zeroed in on a place too.

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First Published: Apr 21, 2018 16:36 IST