Kumar Sanu’s 24-year-old son Jaan will soon make his Bollywood debut as a singer in Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s film – A Tribute To Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings (ATTRGSG). Author turned director Ram Kamal Mukherjee will launch playback singer Jaan Kumar Sanu in his second directorial venture ATTRGSG.
Jaan started his career with Kumar Sanu’s cover ‘Dil mera churaya kyon’ from Aamir Khan’s movie Akele Hum Akele Tum. Before venturing into Hindi songs, he recorded his first single in Bengali, ‘Chiro dini tumi je amar’ as a tribute to Kishore Kumar. Trained under the tutelage of Rinku Dasgupta and noted vocalist Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma, Jaan has his command over Hindustani classical music along with Western vocals.
“More than me, I think my mother was excited that I am making my Bollywood debut with a Tagore composition. The language was completely new for me. When Ram Kamal sir approached me, I was a bit surprised because not too many people know that I’m trained in Hindustani classical,” said Jaan Kumar Sanu.
As a child singer, Jaan rendered melodious tracks for jingles under the supervision of music directors like Shantanu Moitra and Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Jaan was one of the chorus singers in Aamir Khan’s directorial debut Taare Zameen Pe (“Bum bum bole”).
“Dada (Shailendra & Sayanti) composed the track beautifully with flute, table, guitar and mridangam. Rarely do we find such Indian feel in contemporary music. My only apprehension was the language, which became a cakewalk when Sarbani Mukherjee worked as my diction tutor during the recording,” said a visibly excited Jaan.
Recently music composer duo Shailendra and Sayanti recorded the title track of ATTRGSG at Trinity Studios in Mumbai. “We’re recreating the magic of a song originally written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore,” said Shailendra and Sayanti. The song is based in Bhishnupur gharana’s raag ‘Behaag‘. The only difference in this composition is that “Komal Nishaad” is used while descending.
Produced by Aritra Das and Shailendra Kumar the film stars Paoli Dam, Lillette Dubey and debutant actor Azhar Khan. The film will be shot in November in Kolkata.