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    Singer Sharanya Gopinath gets her big break in Uttama Villain

    Were you one among many who thought the song Lovea Lovea from Uttama Villain was sung by either Shruti Haasan or Andrea Jeremiah? A hit on all the radio stations, the song from Kamal Haasan’s next, is actually sung by a 22-year-old. The forceful and robust voice belongs to singer Sharanya Gopinath. “I got a lot of ‘did you actually sing that song’? My neighbours and friends said the voice is too powerful. It is more than a dream come true for me to sing in a movie which has such huge stars,” begins Gopinath, who is also active in the punk-pop band, Chrome O Soul.
    Gopinath had almost missed the chance to sing the song. Last year, music director Ghibran’s assitant spotted her while she was performing at Madras Market. “When they were recording, I was performing at the Hornbill Festival, so I missed my chance. However, they called me again to sing a Telugu song for the movie, Jil. Ghibran then insisted I give Lovea Lovea a try. Surprisingly, they went with my version,” says Gopinath, who met Haasan for the first time at the audio launch. Apparently, the stalwart had recorded his version separately. But when they met, “he told me it was a great song,” says the graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology. Till last year, the singer was a fashion writer at Myntra in Bangalore. “I used to come down every weekend for shows. I started missing a lot of action. So I decided to return and enter music full time,” she says. Her band is currently working on an album, managed by Amaranta Entertainment, where Gopinath works.The album will include their popular track, Beef Biryani, which has catchy lyrics and has helped the band win several competitions.
    Uttama Villain is scheduled to release in April.

    Mrinalini Sundar

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