“Everyone is trying to be Arijit Singh”


Shaan is one of Bollywood’s leading playback singers and has lent his vocals to several chart-topping songs over the years. During a recent media interaction, the singer opened up about the new generation of singers in the music industry and pointed out that there is a lack of originality. Shaan said young male singers have huge pressure to sound like good singers and everyone is trying to be Arijit Singh.

Shaan talks about the lack of originality in the Hindi music industry

In a media interaction shared by Hindustan time, Shaan said there was huge pressure to sound like a singer, especially for male singers. He added that everyone was trying to be the next Arijit Singh and failed to get their own identity. The singer further explained that the problem was present even in the 80s and 90s when everyone had to sound like (the singers) Kishore Kumar or Mohammed Rafi.

He added, “That pressure was there even when Sonu (Nigam) entered this music scene. But when Kunal (Ganjawala), KK and I entered the industry, that pressure was not there to look like someone. ‘a.” Shaan said the same trend has returned and hence all the songs produced are monotonous.

Shaan on the labor front

Shaan Will has been roped in to star in upcoming musical Hindi-Telugu drama Music school. The film will be directed by Papa Rao Biyyala and prolific Indian composer Ilaiyaraaja, also known as Maestro, has penned 12 original songs for the project. According to Deadline, Sharman Joshi and Shriya Saran have been cast as the lead roles in the film, and Shaan will play the role of the characters Saran’s ex-boyfriend.

Shaan will also lend her voice for a song in the film. The musical drama is about the pressure of the unimaginative education system on children, which only aims to turn them into doctors or engineers, leaving no time for art or sport. The singer recently released a revamped version of his signature song Tanha Dil Tanha Safar which was originally released 20 years ago.

Image: Instagram/@singer_shaan

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