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We are breathless


He had mesmerised us with his number "Breathless". And even as viewers and music buffs marvelled at his dexterity, Shankar Mahadevan, raced ahead performing, playing and singing music with a 10-hour schedule.That's my world," he says. Music and my family." Releasing his second album after a long gap, Mahadevan insists that it is unlike what he has performed earlier. "This is a combination of the nine rasas, and with Javed Akhtar, it's turned out to be a wonderful piece." While he is open to fusion music and has been composing film music too, Mahadevan firmly roots for Indian classical music. "That's what I trained for and classical music gives you an edge in whatever you perform." As a band member of "Shakti", he has played with Zakir Hussain and Mandolin Srinivas."That's what keeps me on my toes," he adds.

SUCHITRA BEHAL

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