For Haritha Balakrishnan, music is her whole world. So passionate is she about music that despite being an engineer, she did not let go of her love for singing.
The pretty singer, who won over the internet with her mashup of hit songs by A.R. Rahman and Vidyasagar, is over the moon now. Haritha is the voice behind two songs in Priyadarshan's latest hit Oppam.
Speaking about how she landed this opportunity, she says: “The music composers of the movie Oppam—4 Musics— are close friends of mine. I’ve known them for the past two years.
I used to visit their studio for recording demos and other small works of theirs. Since they have heard me before and liked my voice, I was offered the songs for Oppam. “More than the relation between a singer and music directors, we are like siblings. I have been a part of their team ever since they started working for Oppam,” adds Haritha, who has lent voice to the songs ‘Pala naalayi’ and ‘Chirimukilum’.
So, did she get to meet super star Mohanlal and master director Priyadarsan? “I met them during the shoot of Oppam in Fort Kochi. I am a huge fan of Lalettan; I really wanted to meet him. The music directors used to visit the crew at the location; so they tagged me along one day. I had only recorded the song ‘Pala Naalayi’ at that time. They introduced me as the girl who sang the ‘Punjabi song’. Priyan sir congratulated me. As he was busy with the shoot, I could not talk much to him, but I spent a few minutes with Lalettan. He asked me if I saw the visuals of my song. There was so much excitement in his voice when he asked me to watch it. Everyone on the location seemed to like the song,” she smiles.
So, what’s next for Haritha? “As of now, I’m not working on any new singles. There are a few offers. I am still excited about Oppam.”...