Shakthishree speaks about her Nenjukulle song from Kadal

Singer Shakthishree’s recent song Nenjukulle song has been creating waves all over the net speaks up how the song happened to her. The singer is a trained in carncatic music for over 13 years and has been learning western vocal for past some months. Not only this the singer is also part of a rock band and even sings jazz music. A few days ago, Nenjukulle, a single from Mani Ratnams Kadal, was premiered on television. And ever since, the voice behind the number, Shakthisree Gopalans inbox has been flooded with congratulatory messages.

It still hasnt sunk in. The response to the song has been overwhelming, and I feel blessed to receive positive feedback from so many people, adds the singer. Ive been singing backing vocals for A R Rahman for the past couple of years and have worked with him in films like Ghajini and Endhiran. A few months ago, I happened to be in his studio for some official work, and Rahman spotted me. Out of the blue, he asked me if I would like to sing for him. I always carry my demo CD with me, and I immediately thrust one in his hands.

It contained some of my original compositions as well. He listened to them right away, and within a couple of hours, I found myself recording Nenjukulle, she recalls. Shakthi adds, Even when I was singing the number, I thought it was just a scratch vocal. Usually, I practice before I go to record even the backing, but on that day, I had not even done the basic warm up. I was quite nervous when Rahman asked me to sing, and was surprised when he retained it! Nenjukulle is not the first filmi number that this architect-singer has sung. My last hit was Makalaya from Naan. Ive also sung for G V Prakash and a few other musicians.