PAPON SET TO MAKE BOL­LY­WOOD DE­BUT

The pop­u­lar singer will be play­ing the role of a mu­si­cian in a Nagesh Kukunoor film

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth. goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Af­ter pop­u­lar As­samese singer Papon aka An­garag Ma­hanta (above) made a name for him­self with songs such as Jiyein Kyun, he is now ready to en­thrall his fans with his act­ing tal­ent. Al­though act­ing isn’t an en­tirely new ex­pe­ri­ence for the 33-year-old singer who made his de­but in an As­samese film, Rodor Sithi, last year, he does ad­mit that he is “su­per ex­cited” for his Bol­ly­wood de­but that will fea­ture five real life mu­si­cians, and will be di­rected by Nagesh Kukunoor. “I couldn’t say to Nagesh, as he makes mean­ing­ful films. I am su­per ex­cited to work with him,” he says. Along with Papon, the other mu­si­cians who will be act­ing in this fea­ture film in­clude Shankar Ma­hade­van, Su­nidhi Chauhan, Salim Merchant and Si­va­mani. “I just had the first read­ing ses­sion with Shankar, Su­nidhi, Si­va­mani, Ran­nvi­jay and Nagesh. And I am al­ready hav­ing so much fun,” says Papon. Re­veal­ing more about the film, the singer says, “It re­volves around five losers who come to­gether to form a band with the aim to prove that mu­sic never dies. It’s a fic­tional story, but its very real in terms of its char­ac­ters. I like my char­ac­ter’s in­di­vid­ual story.”

PHOTO: VIDYA SUBRA­MA­NIAN/HT

Papon, singer I couldn’t say to Nagesh, as he makes mean­ing­ful cin­ema. I am su­per ex­cited to work in this film

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