Veteran South musician Illayaraja's son in Bollywood
Yuvan Shankar Raja to work on his first full-fledged Hindi film
Here’s one more South import in Bollywood. According to sources, Yuvan Shankar Raja, son of veteran South musician, Illayraja, is all set to give music for his first full-fledged Hindi film. The 34-year-old composer will be making music for Kunal Deshmukh’s upcoming film, Shatir, starring Emraan Hashmi.
After Pritam gave music for all of their previous films (Jannat, Jannat 2 and Tum Mile), Yuvan Shankar has been roped in for their next project. Says a source, “Shatir has been in the news for the alleged differences between the director and Emraan over the choice of female lead for the film.
But they both agreed on signing Yuvan Shankar. He carries Illayaraja’s legacy on his able shoulders.” The young composer is the veteran’s second son and has already made a name for himself in the Tamil and Telugu industry. “Yuvan is very kicked about the project,” adds the source.