Music needs no language

| BINITA RAMCHANDANI
Published Mar 17, 2014, 4:32 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:50 am IST
Siddharth Mahadevan talks about his passion for music and his first Tollywood project with Race Gurram
Shankar Mahadevan with son Siddharth
 Shankar Mahadevan with son Siddharth

In 1998, his father Shankar Mahadevan left all of India agog with his track Breathless. The maestro’s dutiful son, Siddharth is now ready to scale his own heights not only in Bollywood, but in Tollywood too.

Siddharth has lent his voice for the song Sweety in the upcoming film Race Gurram, starring Allu Arjun and Shruti Haasan. Talking about his first Tollywood project, Siddharth says, “I had heard a lot about Sai Thaman and am a huge fan of his.  It was a fantastic experience working with him. It’s always good to work with people who inspire you, and Thaman sir is among them.”

 

He adds, “I love to explore outside my comfort zone. I must mention here that I don’t speak or understand Telugu, but the mere passion for music drives me.” Siddharth is all praises for Tollywood’s filmmakers. “They are passionate about the music to be  used in the film. Music speaks a thousand words. I have never felt any difference, while  singing for Tollywood or Bollywood.”

Siddharth who has visited the city   twice,  is overwhelmed by the response he has received. “I wish to come to Hyderabad soon and would love to perform for the crowd. Last but not the least the  yummy Hyderabadi biryani is on my priority list too,” he said. Talking about his song Hulla Re from 2 States and other current projects, he says, “For the very first time,  Dad and I are singing together. It was an experience of a lifetime. I am also working on some Bollywood projects. But I would also like  to compose music for a Tollywood film.”

Tollywood, are you listening? Do keep a ear out for Siddharth Mahadevan, the new voice .

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