Shaan isn"t just a singer; he also judges a number of music shows. He feels that it"s easy for judges as long as the singing is honest. He likes to focus on the depth of the voices of new entrants but he feels Bollywood is at fault for being in an experimentation phase where even non-singing voices are approved of.
He also believes that a song"s success depends on the singer and lyricist and that the popularity of a song depends on its exposure. The artiste plays an important role in highlighting the song because promoting a song individually is sometimes a difficult task. When the movie works, the songs work too. Some old songs are evergreen, and they are remembered even though the movie is forgotten.
He is glad to see though that melody is coming back to Hindi cinema.