Manjari Phadnis | Muthirai |
Mamta Mohandas | Vasundhara Das | Vijay | Manjari
Actors turning singers have become a trend in the film industry.
Especially in South Indian films, we see many instances of this
trend. Even though they do not pose any talent, they are made to
sing, keeping commercial intrest in mind. We see very few actors
like Vijay, Vasundhara Das, Mamta Mohandas etc, who are trained in
singing and has proved their talent.
Latest additon to this pool is actress Manjari Phadnis. The
Marathi lass, who has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Hindi,
has shown her hidden talent through the film Muthurai. The
actress has sung 'Azhagaana Neeyum' a slow duet, along with Naresh
Iyer for which she has received a good response. Yuvan Shankar Raja
has composed the music for this film.
Manjari is trained in classical music and she says that she had
set her sight for singing from very young age. The actress has
recently confessed that she prefers singing over acting. She has
even participated in a popular musical reality show, where she was
one of the finalists.