The popular playback singer, Mano who has been a playback singer for over 25 years in the industry, introduced his son Shakir to the media.
“My son has done an anti hero role in Selva’s Naanga. I didn’t want to talk about it earlier and wanted to introduce him until after the film’s release and only after I received some appreciation for his performance,” said the proud father Mano.
Shakir for his part revealed that he always wanted to act and though he could sing, he preferred being before the camera.
The young man is open to doing all kinds of roles. Asked about his meeting with Rajni he said, “He was very appreciative of my effort and encouraged me as he knows my father very well.”
The actor also met Kamal to receive his blessings, in accordance to his father’s wishes to get the blessings of both Rajni and Kamal for his venture into films.
Asked about how the role came about, Shakir said that he wanted to be a hero in the film but Selva did a test shoot and said that action would suit him better. The young man is in talks with a Telugu director next for a possible hero role.