After singing the 'Titli' number in the Shahrukh Khan-starrer Chennai Express, popular South Indian playback singer Chinmayi Sripada notched up another musical hit 'Main Rang Sharabaton ka' in the recently released movie Phata Poster Nikla Hero. The music was composed by Pritam and the song picturised on the lead pair Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz.
She was hosting the show Chote Ustaad in 2010 when Pritam called her to sing a few songs. Chinmayi told PTI, "He got in touch with me and I ended up recording a song for PPNH. The song was released within a week or so of my recording the song for him." She added "I guess Shahid and Ileana didn't know of me. Shahid had tweeted about this song via his twitter feed and that is how I got to know that the song had released."
Pritam had briefed the singer on how he would like the track to be. "Once he heard what I sent him, he asked me to redo a couple of lines which I sent him later from Chennai. It is quite normal these days to record a song in the absence of the composer," she said. Continue to read Chinmayi Sripada interview in the slideshow.