Mumbai. Bollywood playback and veteran singer Shaan is going to enter Bollywood as an actor. He will play an important role in director Papa Rao Biyala’s first Hindi debut film ‘Music School’. In this, he will be seen as a singer and actor. The director was already quite impressed with Shaan. He saw Shaan singing a song to Shaan in Ilaiyaraaja’s studio, after which he was offered the role. The film stars Sharman Joshi and Shriya Saran in lead roles. In this, Shaan will be seen in the role of Shriya’s ex-boyfriend.
The special thing is that apart from acting in the film, Shaan will also sing a song. Filmmaker Papa Rao Biyala said, “The moment I saw Shaan singing at Ilaiyaraaja’s studio, I knew no other singer would fit in the film. I welcome him to the film. As a singer, he has attracted audiences for many years, with ‘Music School’ he will be seen attracting audiences through acting and singing. There are many exciting things in music for the audience. The film will be released in theatres.”
Sharing his joy on foraying into a musical film, Shaan says: “I am delighted to play the great maestro Ilaiyaraaja. It is a film that highlights the struggles of a student in music, art and sports. I found the subject of the film personal and I thank Papa Rao sir for the concept of this film. I am excited to act and sing for it.”
Yamini Films is producing it and Papa Rao Biyala has written the story and he is also directing it. Music of ‘Music School’ will be composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film will be released in Hindi and Telugu. The film stars Sharman Joshi, Shriya Saran, Suhasini Mulay, Benjamin Gilani, Prakash Raj, Telugu comedian Brahmanandam, Vinay Varma, Mona Ambegaonkar, Gracie Goswami and Oju Barua in lead and important roles. There are 12 songs in the film.
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