Vishal Dadlani turns Bollywood actor!

Ace music director of Bollywood Vishal Dadlani is quite well known for his musical skills, which we all know are boundless. But the composer turned singer has also dabbled in some little acting in a handful of Bollywood movies.

He was first seen in the movie Om Shanti Om which was directed by one of his favourite film-maker, Farah Khan. We saw Vishal in a blink and miss role where he played a director who is making a movie with Shahrukh Khan and Malaika Arora Khan's character. After this, he was seen in the next two Farah Khan movies too, Tees Maar Khan and last year's record breaker, Happy New Year. His role in HNY was funny surprise to the audience where he is seen in a humourous scene with director Anurag Kashyap.

We wonder whether with these little roles, is Vishal gearing up for something bigger in Bollywood?

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When Vishal rocked with Pentagram!

  • Pentagram was formed in 1993 and is regarded as one of the pioneers of original Indian independent music. The band has received major recognition as all the members have made a mark in Bollywood.
    Pentagram was formed in 1993 and is regarded as one of the pioneers of original Indian independent music. The band has received major recognition as all the members have made a mark in Bollywood.
  • Dadlani is the lead singer, with Randolph Correia and Clyde D'souza on guitars, Papal Mane on bass and Shiraz Bhattacharya on drums. Vishal, met drummer Shiraz Bhattacharya in a band called Nostalgia where Dadlani played the bass. They roped in Clyde D’Souza as guitarist when they decided to form their own band. While Dadlani focused on singing, Randolph Correia joined in on the guitars and Papal Mane joined in as bassist.​
    Dadlani is the lead singer, with Randolph Correia and Clyde D'souza on guitars, Papal Mane on bass and Shiraz Bhattacharya on drums. Vishal, met drummer Shiraz Bhattacharya in a band called Nostalgia where Dadlani played the bass. They roped in Clyde D’Souza as guitarist when they decided to form their own band. While Dadlani focused on singing, Randolph Correia joined in on the guitars and Papal Mane joined in as bassist.​
  • Their debut album, We Are Not Listening was released in a record deal with Plus Music in 1996. Pentagram won MTV India's Artist of the Month award in 1997 and also won the Channel V awards for Best Live Band and Best Indian Band in 1997 and 1998.
    Their debut album, We Are Not Listening was released in a record deal with Plus Music in 1996. Pentagram won MTV India's Artist of the Month award in 1997 and also won the Channel V awards for Best Live Band and Best Indian Band in 1997 and 1998.
  • The second album, Up (2002) saw the band's sound evolve into a deliberate, definitive electro rock. Randolph Correia took on guitars and groove box that year after Clyde D'Souza quit. They also performed at the Sundance Music Festival in Estonia in 2003. In 2005, Pentagram became the first Indian band to play at the Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK.
    The second album, Up (2002) saw the band's sound evolve into a deliberate, definitive electro rock. Randolph Correia took on guitars and groove box that year after Clyde D'Souza quit. They also performed at the Sundance Music Festival in Estonia in 2003. In 2005, Pentagram became the first Indian band to play at the Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK.
  • Yes! This is Vishal Dadlani before he entered Bollywood. Doesn't he look extremely different from the hardcore rocker that he looks today?
    Yes! This is Vishal Dadlani before he entered Bollywood. Doesn't he look extremely different from the hardcore rocker that he looks today?

Before Vishal joined Shekhar he played in a rock band called Pentagram. Here's a look at some of his pics during those days.

Before Vishal joined Shekhar he played in a rock band called Pentagram. Here's a look at some of his pics during those days.

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