April 14, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Ace singer Shankar Mahadevan along with his team Shankar’s Superstars are in a high after winning the grand finale of the music show Music Ka Maha Muqabla. Shankar is planning to release an album with his Muqabla teammates which include Rahul Vaidya, Sharib Sabri, Sanjeev Kumar and Neetii Muhan.
When asked about his plans he replies, “I want to release a rocking music album with my teammates. They are such amazing singers. They are hard working and talented youngsters. I would love to have them sing a song or two for my upcoming movie scores because they have the potential to bring in freshness to them. They are bright and down-to-earth kids.”
However this is not the first time Shankar is seen endorsing young talent. Shankar is also planning to launch a music school with Ehsaan and Loy his long time teammates. The school is said to be in Mumbai and is being founded with a view to support young talented singers. Shankar also kept his promise to Sa Re Ga Ma Pa participant Tushar who was seen lending his voice to the track ‘Oh Boy’ in Housefull.
As for the success of his team he says that though his team was confident about the performance, results are something that cannot be predicted. “Shaan’s team was strong. They put up some fine acts and came across as being very confident. But I didn’t expect a few performances to go the way they did. There were Jugalbandis and even some solos. I didn’t know how they would turn out but they went on smoothly. I’m sure that impressed everyone and we won.”
Here’s hoping that Shankar would keep up to his promise and the contestants get some real opportunities lying ahead.
– Sampurn Wire