It has been a dream come true for actor Adhyayan Suman as a singer. His debut single ‘Main Saariyan Nu Chaddeya’   has crossed over four million views on YouTube in 10 days. “It has been absolutely overwhelming, though for me, it was never about the numbers but about being accepted as a singer,” he enthuses. “What I am happy about is that two of my icons, singers Sonu Nigam (he describes my debut as ‘unbelievable’) and Sunidhi Chauhan (who calls it a ‘pleasant surprise’), have deeply appreciated my song and my voice,” says the young star who has delved into singing now.

Actor Adhyayan Suman turns singer: emerging from the shadow of his successful actor-father to launch his debut album, that strikes a chord

While the good-looking son of actor Shekhar Suman never tasted commercial success in movies (with Haal–e–Dil, Raaz – The Mystery Continues, Luckhnowi Ishq, Heartless), he has come into his own with his passion for music and expressions in lyricism that has won hearts across the country. “I have not taken up music because three of my films have bombed, I did it because I felt it was something I wanted to do,” he quips honestly. So, is he naturally fluent in Punjabi or has it been an an acquired skill for the song? “I absolutely love Punjabi. There is something about the language that draws me. I feel Punjabi words can sound very romantic as well. Yet it was not a conscious decision to have a mix of Hindi and Punjabi in ‘Main Saariyan Nu Chaddeya’. It happened organically,” he says. Adhyayan’s inspiration for the song comes from life itself. “With the failures and depression and trials and tribulations that I have been through over the past couple of years, my bandwidth of emotions has evolved: something I was unaware of till I began singing,” he shares. After working on the song for four months, he shot for it with the lissome Italian model Jeniffer Piccinato and director Shakti Hasija in Goa.

Shilpi Madan for Sunday Herald

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