This Article is From Jul 01, 2013

Ilayaraja's son gets his ticket to Bollywood

Ilayaraja's son gets his ticket to Bollywood

Yuvan Shankar Raja began his career at the age of 16 and has carved a niche for himself in Tamil and Telugu films.

Highlights

  • Acclaimed composer Ilayaraja's son Yuvan Shankar Raja is ready to debut in Bollywood 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.
  • "Well, 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 films, revealed Hariprasad.
Mumbai: Acclaimed composer Ilayaraja's son Yuvan Shankar Raja is ready to debut in Bollywood 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.

"Well, 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 films, revealed Hariprasad.