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Arunoday Singh hones his singing for The Sound Of Music

The Blackmail (2018) actor is set to reprise the role of Captain von Trapp in Raell Padamsee's musical production of the iconic Broadway play and Hollywood film.

Shriram Iyengar

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway play The Sound Of Music is among the more iconic musicals in the world. Since its first production in 1959, the play has become part of stage history. The 1965 film adaptation, directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Academy awards.

Now, Blackmail (2018) actor Arunoday Singh is set to step into Canadian actor Plummer's shoes in the latest production of the musical in Mumbai.

Arunoday Singh will play Captain Georg von Trapp in Raell Padamsee's production of the musical, which is set to be staged at the Royal Opera House in Mumbai on 20 April.

Arunoday Singh will be joined on stage by Meher Mistry, who will reprise the role of Maria von Trapp, played by Julie Andrews in the film.

While the actor has received some appreciation for his performance in his latest film, he will also have to show his vocal skills on stage and so has been training to improve his singing under the guidance of his trainer, Marianne.

Speaking about his singing debut, Arunoday Singh said, “I am training with Marianne. She gets my voice where it needs to be. I think I manage the modulations quite well, although when I started I sounded like gravel being crushed."

While several actors from Aamir Khan to Ranveer Singh have sung for their films, Arunoday Singh will be a rare modern-day actor to do so on stage.