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Legendary singer P. Susheela's fond request to A.R. Rahman

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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Legendary singer P. Susheela the nightingale of South Indian playback singing now resides in Hyderabad with her family. The thousands of songs that she has rendered over the years have stood the tests of time. Amongst the younger generation of composers she has collaborated with Isaipuyal A.R. Rahman for the song "Kannukku Mai Azhagu" in the movie 'Puthiya Mugam' starring Revathi and Kasthuri.

A.R. Rahman in recent social media interaction has shared about his most recent interaction with Susheela. He stated that she texted him after a long time writing ‘How are you?’ and so he called her and during the conversation asked her if she has watched his movie '99 Songs' that he had also produced and cowritten.

The Oscar winner said "I told her it is out on Netflix. She’s like – ‘What’s Netflix?’ Then her brother came in and told that they do have Netflix. So, I asked him to type in 99 Songs and to show her the Telugu version of the film. She called back later and said in her own way, ‘This is very good.’ Then she said – ‘I want my story to come out like this. Will you help me out?’ That was epic. I was like -WOW!. She is one of the legends that no one can ever match. She has sung thousands of songs and has seen at least seven decades of filmmakers. She is one of my favorites, and it was lovely to hear that generation responding to 99 Songs,”.

A.R. Rahman's '99 Songs' is directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy and stars Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas as the lead pair while Manisha Koirala, Lisa Ray, Ranjit Barot and Rahul Ram costar. The film is about a singer's journey through life pursuing his dream as well as true love that follows him.


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