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Singer Shaan bags a role in the Ilaiyaraaja musical Music School

Renowned for his euphonious voice, singer Shaan has stepped aboard for Papa Rao’s Biyyala’s Hindi directorial debut, Music School, a musical by Ilaiyaraaja, in the capacity of an actor. The director-writer was thoroughly impressed by the singer’s flamboyance as the latter sang in Ilaiyaraaja’s studio after which he was offered a role. Starring Sharman Joshi and Shriya Saran, the musical shall witness Shaan in the role of Saran’s ex-boyfriend. What’s more is that apart from acting, he will also be singing a song that shall feature him.

Shaan says, “I’m happy to have stepped aboard a musical by none other than the maestro Ilaiyaraaja. It’s a film that highlights the difference an upbringing in music, arts and sports can make to a pupil’s life. The theme of the film felt personal to me and I thank Papa Rao sir for conceptualising this film. I’m thrilled to be acting and singing for it.”

Music School is a 12-song musical about the pressure of the unimaginative education system on children to mug equations and aim only to become doctors or engineers, leaving no time for arts or sports.

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