Singer Shaan to make his acting debut with Ilaiyaraaja’s multi-lingual musical ‘Music School’
The prowess and talent of Shaan as a singer needs no introduction, but as he steps foot into the acting world with his debut with filmmaker Paparao Biyyala’s upcoming musical ‘Music School’ the singer turned actor expresses his gratitude.
Recently the trailer of Music School was unveiled in Mumbai which not only offered insights into the musical adventure that unfolds in the film but also piqued our interest with the glimpses of Shaan on screen.
While the actor has faced the camera earlier for his unforgettable music videos and multiple cameos over the years, Music School marks his first film as an actor playing a pivotal character.
Expressing his delight and gratitude, Shaan says, “When I first began working on a song for Music School, I had no idea I would end up starring in it as well. It so happened that when I was recording the song, the director of the film Paparao Biyyala felt I would be the perfect match for the character they were looking at and proposed the idea to cast me. I had an idea of the story as I was recording the song, but when Paparao sir narrated the script I was instantly on board. It was an extremely beautiful journey shooting for the film, we majorly shot in Goa and it added to the beauty and lively experience. I am extremely thankful to Paparao sir for giving me this opportunity and making me a part of his passion project.”
Director Paparao Biyyala shares, “We were looking for a flamboyant, energetic and lively person for the character but had no luck in finding the perfect match. I then saw Shaan recording one of the songs from the film, he was so excited and happy, he was literally dancing while recording and I immediately felt we found our guy. Shaan is not just a brilliant singer but also an effortless actor and most importantly a wonderful person. His positive aura and charming attitude convinced me to cast him in Music School.”
Shaan has recorded an original song in the film that is set to be released this week and he plays a pivotal role in the film which also stars Shriya Saran, Sharman Joshi as the lead along with an ensemble cast comprising of respected and experienced senior actors as well as a bunch of talented new comers as child artists.
Music School is a musical narration of the sensitive and prevailing concern of academic pressure subjected to young students by the society, parents and teachers. With eleven songs in the film, three of them have been recreated from The Sound of Music, situationally woven beautifully in the film to suit the sensibilities of the Indian audience.
Directed and produced by IAS officer turned filmmaker Paparao Biyyala, the musical film employs an ace team of technicians.
The grandeur look of the film was captured by ace cinemotographer Kiran Deohans. The cast includes Shriya Saran, Sharman Joshi and Prakash Raj in leading roles in addition to debutant Ozu Barua and Gracy Goswamy in critical roles. Other cast comprises of Benjamin Gilani, Suhasini Mulay, Mona Ambegaonkar, Leela Samson, Bugs Bhargava, Vinay Varma, Sreekanth Iyengar, Vaquar Sheikh, Phani and many other child actors.
Presented by Yamini Films, Hyderabad, this multi-lingual film is shot in Hindi and Telugu, and dubbed in Tamil. It is releasing on 12th May 2023 by PVR in Hindi - Tamil and Dil Raju in Telugu.