Shahid Kapoor’s dad will sing for a live audience

The Mausam director Pankaj Kapur is a music aficionado and will soon make his singing debut

Shahid Kapoor’s a lucky lad to be surrounded by so much musical talent. At work he has reportedly-ex-girlfriend-but-still-friend and costar Priyanka Chopra who has signed a contract for her first pop album, and on the other is his dad, Pankaj Kapur, who is directing his first film with his beta and Sonam Kapoor. The Mausam director is passionate about music and has a voice to reckon with – he has sung a few lines of ‘Saj dhaj ke’ along with Mika Singh, but he will perform for the first time in front of a live audience at a do. The Shahid-Sonam starrer is yet to release, but the music has been getting rave reviews and that has prompted the film’s producers to throw a success party. Doesn’t it remind of Delhi Belly’s music success bash, where everyone from the cast – Imran Khan, Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor – and playback singers performed live in front of the media? Anyways, insiders say that senior Kapoor is not new to singing. He is often heard humming when surrounded by family and friends. And that’s not all. The Office Office actor loves music. Our source from the film sets says, “Pankajji loves music and has a lot of knowledge of Punjabi folk songs. He gave a lot of valuable inputs to the music of Mausam.” No wonder the film was in the making for two years! So after acting and direction, Pankaj Kapur wears a new hat: of a singer. Will his star son live up to all this? Let’s wait and watch.