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Boman Irani debuts as a singer

Mumbai: Actor Boman Irani, who impressed with his singing skills at the recent IIFA awards in Colombo, says he is open to offers for playback singing in movies.

He said Anil Kapoor and Salman Khan encouraged him to take his passion for singing forward.

The 53-year-old actor, who earlier showed his versatility in the field of photography and later as an actor, says singing has been a desire which he had been longing to be fulfilled for a long time now.

"Singing is a fun thing. I am not looking at singing as a career. I am not a trained singer but I am open to singing for films," he said.

At a concert across five cities - Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Hyderabad - dates of which will be announced soon, Boman will perform three songs on stage with guitar on stage with singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan.

Under the guidance of music director Raju Singh, Boman struck the right chord with guitar on Raju Hirani`s `3 Idiots` song `Give me some sunshine...` at IIFA recently.

Boman said Shankar will be the main singer whereas he will do a solo from `3 Idiots`, "Give me some sunshine..." and a Frank Sinatra number, `My Way...`.

I will need a lot of help from Shankar," he added.

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