Fans held in thrall keep asking for more
VISAKHAPATNAM: His cute and friendly demeanour, shocking modesty and simply melodious voice left his fans craving for more. Bollywood singer Shaan who was in the city on Wednesday to perform at the concert organised by IDEA Cellular had a magical effect on the large crowd at the AU Engineering Grounds.
He started off with his famous number from ‘Don’ and ‘Jab Se Tere Naina’ and took the crowd on a soulful musical journey with him before turning up the tempo of the evening with a medley of fast numbers. Pop, rap, soulful, melodious and fast numbers – every song was performed with great ease and harmony. With his effortless voice modulations, he radiated energy-waves into the jam-packed crowd.
There was tremendous cheering when he sang ‘One Love’, one of his latest hit numbers. The psychedelic lights and other special effects set a dream-like mood on the stage. The singer who has taken a break from the reality TV shows is now working on his new album that will be released later this year besides being involved with many songs from several forthcoming Bollywood films.
Shaan will be performing in 20 cities across the country as part of the ‘IDEA Rocks India III’ concerts. The programme also includes a nationwide talent hunt contest in which idea subscribers can participate. The selected participants will get a chance to perform live with Shaan on stage during the show. The top winners in each city will also get an entry into the final audition rounds of Saregama in Zee TV. From Visakhapatnam district, the two selected participants were Balaji Yetukuri from the city and V. Ram Kavesh from Rajahmundry. IDEA has launched a set of six dialer tones exclusively for the concert series. Customers can access the dial tones, jingles and sound bites of artistes by calling 456 and download pictures, audio and video clips and wallpapers from the IDEA Fresh Mobile Portal.
Speaking about the future plans, Subbaraman Iyer, Circle Head, AP, IDEA Cellular said there were plans to expand the network to 3,000 towns and 30,000 villages within the next 12 months. In Visakhapatnam district, 60 towns are covered by IDEA Cellular.