Singer Deepak, who has found his moment in the sun with the recently released ‘Aalaporaan Tamizhan’ from Mersal, talks about the experience of recording for the song for A. R. Rahman and working with other music directors.
The latest single from Mersal, ‘Aalaporaan Tamizhan’, was the most searched topic on Google last week and also went on to trend across social media platforms. The number is crooned by Kailash Kher, Deepak, Sathyaprakash and Pooja.
Deepak, one of the main singers, says, “We all recorded for the song on different days. All of us were made to sing the entire song after which Rahman sir handpicked lines sung by each of us.” The singer, who has over 120 songs to his credit, says that it was ‘Aalaporaan Tamizhan’ which has brought him recognition as a singer. “I have done backing sessions for numerous songs. One day, I received a call from Rahman sir’s studio asking me to record a song. When I reached his studio, I saw Atlee and lyricist Vivek sitting and discussing something. At that point of time, I didn’t know that I would be singing for Mersal. Only after I went through the lyrics, which had an interesting punch to it, did I know that it was for Mersal,” adds Deepak.
Talking about working with the ‘Mozart of Madras’, he says, “It is a dream for any singer to work with Rahman sir. After I finished the song, he suggested tuning the modulation wherever required, and he left it to us. Before this, I have recorded for the Telugu version of ‘Kaalam En Kaadhaliyo’ in 24 (whose music was also composed by Rahman). Though Benny Dayal was the main singer, Rahman ensured that Sathya Prakash and I were also given credits.”