Yuvan Shankar Raja to make Bollywood debut

Music maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s son, who has composed for 100 films in South India, is all set for his Bollywood innings in Emraan Hashmi’s next

Acclaimed composer Ilaiyaraaja‘s son Yuvan Shankar Raja is ready to make his Bollywood debut as a music director for actor Emraan Hashmi’s next film, to be helmed by Kunal Deshmukh.

Yuvan’s talent has been compared with that of Oscar-winner AR Rahman. “Yuvan is one of those music directors whose music has universal appeal. A bit like AR Rahman, who did great in Tamil movies, then other southern languages, then Bollywood music and then Hollywood. Yuvan is a similar talent,” said Manish Hariprasad, Creative Director, Studios, Disney UTV.

“Not every 26-year-old music director can boast of 100 films under his belt,” added Hariprasad.

Yuvan is said to have been looking for a good film to launch himself in Hindi cinema, revealed Hariprasad, adding, “It feels great that Disney UTV is the studio launching him”.

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