“There is a fire within everyone and that is exactly what I wanted to portray,” says Amrutha Suresh, who recently launched her single Anayathe. The video song gained attention for its theme which is touted as her comeback after overcoming her personal struggle.
Speaking about how the idea came up, Amrutha says, “It’s been a decade since I have been part of the industry. I was focusing on my stage shows, I have sung for prominent music directors as well, but I have not got any break as such. So I happened to meet producer and actor Vijay Babu and we were discussing about music industry. I ended up telling him that I have not got any break so far and he asked me why I should wait for someone else to give me a break. Why not make a video and not act in it as well, he suggested. Although it was an off the cuff remark, it made sense too. Then everything happened quickly.”
“Being a mom, after delivering a baby we realise there is no pain greater than that process,” she says, explaining about the theme of the song and the video. “So if women can handle that pain they can handle any other pain. So I feel women can face everything. Even in my personal life what I tell myself and everyone around me is that ‘it’s all right, we have to move on no matter what and keep that smile on your face’. This is the same message I have tried to convey through my songs.” The song was penned by R. Venugopal, directed by Vipin Das of Muthugau fame
She laughs when asked about her acting stint in the video. “This is the first time I had to act in front of the camera. Till date I only had to smile in front of the camera but this time I had to cry as well. It was not easy at all, but later on I felt, ‘Not bad, if wanted I can give a shot at acting’. Since the launch of the song, I have been getting enquiries from Tamil industry and I am in talks regarding a few movie projects as well. Although I am not too confident about stepping into acting, I am thinking about it seriously. If I really get a good chance I would definitely take it up, and this is a thought I have never had before.”
“This song is most definitely my comeback. I had to. I don’t want to cry any more, I’ve done that for a long time. I am coming back and I want all the women to come back from the depths of their despair and prove what they can do,” she sums up....