Tired of watching Vishal Malhotra play the hero's best friend over and over again? He was Shahid Kapoor's sounding-board in Ishq Vishq and Kismat Konnection. But now Shahid has found a new best- friend on screen. It is Indian Idol finalist Meiyang Chang from Dhanbad in Jharkhand.
Meiyang, who rose to fame not only through his singing in Season 3 of the reality show but also with his relationship with fellow-contestant Monali Thakur, makes his movie debut in Yash Raj Films' Shahid-Anushka Sharma starrer directed by Parmeet Sethi.
Chang, as he's affectionately known in the industry, has been strictly prohibited from talking about his acting debut.
So we asked the film's music composer Pritam Chakraborty if he had any hand in Meiyang's casting. After all Meiyang Chang's girlfriend Monali Thakur rose to fame with Pritam's composition “Zara Zara Touch Me" in Race. It's believed Pritam played cupid between the two Indian Idol contestants.
Pritam denies having a hand in Meiyang's love life or his career. "Chang is a dear friend and he is seeing Monali. But I had nothing to do with it. Nor did I have any hand in his casting in Parmeet's film. I'm only the music composer of that project."