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I’m getting requests to sing more: Actor Nagarjuna

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published Jul 31, 2016, 1:23 am IST
Updated Jul 31, 2016, 1:25 am IST
Actor Nagarjuna talks about his singing debut.
Actor Nagarjuna
 Actor Nagarjuna

Less than a month away from his 57th birthday, Nagarjuna has discovered a new passion — singing. A song sung by him for Nirmala Convent — Kotha Kotha Bhasha — has been getting a great response. The number has been composed by A.R. Rahman’s son, Ameen. Says Nag, “Would you believe, Rahman’s son Ameen, who has composed this catchy, peppy number, is only 10? When I heard the number, I was immediately hooked to it. It’s so fresh, I just couldn’t stop humming it. When the number was being recorded, I was at the studio. The composer Roshan Salur heard me humming it and said that I sing well. He also pitched the idea of recording it in my voice and I said ‘why not’.”

This is Nag’s first attempt at singing professionally. “We are all bathroom singers, aren’t we? What I enjoyed the most about my singing debut was its suddenness. We did not plan the song. No one, not even I, had an inkling of this. I just went to the studio and recorded. And I had fun. The bonus is, my fans enjoyed my singing. They were delighted by my unexpected gesture.”

 

For now this is all the singing that Nag will do. “I am getting repeated requests to sing more. I did this song because I loved its young spirit. Plus, it is composed by a child prodigy. Above all, the song is part of Nirmala Convent, a film which I am producing. I’ve tremendous faith in this film. Nirmala Convent, as you might know, is a much revered institution in Andhra Pradesh. “I want to keep trying something new all the time. It is the only way to grow,” says Nagarjuna.

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