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City First in an exclusive interview with Imaad Shah, son of Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak, about his band ‘Madboy Mink’.

Lead singer of the band ‘Madboy Mink’ and son of Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak, Imaad Shah has been going places off-late. Started his career with theatre, he is now a part of a renowned band in the country and was in the Pink City with his band members to perform at Hotel Clarks Amer. In an exclusive interview with Imaad, City First found out about a few facts and secrets about the talented lad and his renowned band.

Imaad loves being a part of theatre and music at the same time, and that “makes him feel alive.” He says that these two are something that makes him feel connected, and has also directed a play on a musical theme. On being asked about the struggles he had to face to gain recognition inspite of being a star kid, he said, “There were various struggles I had to go through to make my name in this competitive field. But at the end of the day, all that matters is being creative and true to yourself- the rest shall follow.” He further said that it takes a lot of time, effort and soul to gain recognition, but all this is something he has cherished throughout.

The female lead singer of the band, Saba Azad who is also an actor and musician shares a great equation with Imaad while performing. Talking about that, he said, “Being from the same fields, we try to get the theatrical side of music together, as both things are connected. The best thing is that we understand the value of being on stage, and we also think in a similar way.”

The band, ‘Madboy Mink’ is working on bringing out a new single and a video of their upcoming song, and more music is being worked on. The band that came in existence in 2012 is doing exceptionally great, and the members have been travelling across the country for shows.

Saba Azad and Imaad Shah