Mumbai, (Agencies): Singer, composer Bappi Lahiri is all set to make his acting debut on silver screen with Disney's new show "Ishaan".

"I liked the idea, the script and also the fact that this was not just for singing but Disney offered me a chance to act as well. So I decided to take it up because I have never acted in a show," Lahiri said.

Lahiri will play a Disco King in the children's show and has sung the original track titled "D.I.S.C.O." for the show. The composer has shot for two episodes that will be aired on February end.

"Before this I have been judging reality shows on TV but that's a different ball game altogether. Acting is different. It was a great experience and I was quite excited doing it," he added. Lahiri made a guest appearance in "Om Shanti Om" and a full-fledged role in "Main Aur Mrs Khanna".

Apart from this, the 58-year-old, known for his fetish for jewellery and black glasses, will also be seen in a film called "It's Rocking Dard-e-Disco".

"The film is complete and will be out by April. I have a good role and it's an out-and-out comedy," he said.
Directed by Ashok Tyagi and produced by Dhumketu Punatar Films, the film also stars Rituparna Sengupta, Sneha Ullal and Aryaman.

Lahiri believes that today's songs don't have a shelf life, "Nowadays most movies have old songs that are a trend because old songs had so much potential in them whether it was singing, melody, composition. Today's songs today don't have that punch.”

"Today 'Munni badnam hui' is a big hit, but I have composed a similar song in 'Phool Baney Angarey' called 'Gori kabse hui". Tune is the same, wordings are different. My song came in 1991. So even 'Munni.' is not a new song in my eyes. So what people are primarily doing is tweaking old songs to make new hit numbers.

Among the current lot, his favourites are A.R. Rahman and composer duo Vishal-Shekhar.

This year he has three films in hand which will be hitting the theatres.

"I'm composing music for 'Its Rocking Dard-e-Disco. Then there is one K. C. Bokadia film titled 'Ek Haseena, Ek Deewani'. Then there is another film where Mithun and his son Minoh will be acting together for the first time. The film is tentatively titled 'Spaghetti'," said Lahiri.