Shaan: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Ji ke liye maine pehli aur aakhri baar gaaya
Known for his charismatic smile and charming voice, Shaan is undoubtedly the heartthrob of the nation. Notwithstanding his versatility in music, which has enabled him to render hits across various genres and languages, he has also hosted many reality music shows. Shaan, often known for his mesmerizing voice, has an undisclosed “Fitness Freak” personality that was not known to many.
In the recent episode of Secret Side with Akasa Singh on MTV Beats, Shaan recalls the first time he hit the gym at the age of 32. His wife had signed up for an annual membership at the gym but because of her unplanned second pregnancy, she was unable to work out. In order to utilize the membership, Shaan decided to avail the opportunity. This did a world of good to him as he felt that looking good while performing on the stage was an added advantage to the underlying goal of staying fit.
In a candid confession, Shaan discloses that he does not prefer listening to his own music while working out because he finds it “cringe-worthy” and gets overly critical about himself. Shaan shares some fitness fundas and comments on various musicians from the industry in a segment on this show.
When asked about the music produced in recent times, Shaan finds the songs repetitive and unoriginal. He feels music in contemporary times lacks a certain degree of freshness and novelty. Well, we’ve missed his golden voice and songs for a really long time now! Time to come up with another hit song, Shaan!
Sharing anecdotes from his long stint at Bollywood, Shaan recalls an incident that occurred at the Yash Raj Studio while he was preparing to lend his voice for one of his biggest hits – “Jab Se Tere Naina” from the movie SAAWARIYA. “Maine who gaana suna, Yash Raj ke bohot bade ground floor ke studio mein, beech mein ek mic rakha hai, wahan baitha hun, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ji ke liye pehle baar gaa raha hun, pehli aur aakhri baar. The minute I started singing, we lost power supply. This seemed like an ill omen. That day, I practiced profusely and the next morning within 20-25 minutes, we had our first take”, he quips.