Remya felt desperate when the doctor advised her to stop singing because she had frequent throat infections during her Plus Two days. Reluctantly, she turned to other indulgences, including anchoring and later, acting. However, she always cherished a desire to sing as she was trained in classical music. But she got the shock of her life when music director Sharreth invited her to sing in 'Ivan Megharoopan', a film based on the life of poet P Kunjiraman Nair.
"He knew that I used to sing. He decided to give me an opportunity after listening to me singing in a reality show where I was a celebrity guest. So he invited me to Chennai and that was how the song 'Aande londe...' written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker had happened," says Remya about her debut as a playback singer.
Though she had acted in 'Ivan Megaharoopan', she lent voice to another actress. "As the song was based on folk music, I had some difficulty getting the nuances right. But I could do well with the help of Sharreth sir," she says. The song is one of the most played ones on FM stations. Remya also did a promotional video for the film by singing the song in public.
The actress, who shocked conventional film goers when she locked lips with Fahad Fazil in 'Chappakurishu' has continued to make hit songs in Malayalam on quite an unprecedented scale. Remya is again making waves with 'Vijana surabhi vaadikalil' in 'Bachelor Party'
12:23 PM, Jun 21, 2012