Shweta Mohan loves the ‘live’ stage shows. Though she says that she gets nervous every time she steps on stage, nothing can stop her once she begins. She simply flies on the wings of melody. Back from a ‘very interesting’ performance in Paris, where Shweta stole the hearts of the French audience, the singer relishes this memorable experience. “The show was called ‘Indian Masala’ and was staged at a prestigious theatre called Bobino. Joining me was Haricharan and along with a group of amazing French musicians we dished out a mix of Hindi and Tamil songs,” says Shweta. The show was a complete entertainer with dance and songs. “The show must have been a grand success in every sense because they have called us again for a week-long performance soon.”

Shweta is also upbeat about her recent Tamil releases, top of the chart numbers like Innum konjum neram… the A. R. Rahman duet with Vijay Prakash from the film Maryan (directed by Bharatbala), the soulful solo Puriyavillai…from Singam 2 (directed by Hari) that has music by Devisri Prasad and another Rahman solo Kalarasiga…from Ambikapathy (directed by Anand Rai), the Tamil remake of Raanjhana.

The singer has a couple of exciting releases lined up in Malayalam too. “I have sung two songs for M. Jayachandran Sir for the movies Kadha Veedu and Salaam Kashmir. The first one is a solo and for Salaam Kashmir it is duet with actor Jayaram .”

Mommys’ rule

Zachariyayude Garbhinikal, directed by Aneesh Anwar, will see Lal don the role of a Kochi-based gynaecologist. This is Aneesh’s second directorial venture. His first was Mullamottum Munthirichaarum. The gynaecologist is the pivot around whom the film revolves. Rima Kallingal, Geetha, Sanusha and Sandra Thomas essay the roles of four pregnant women who are Dr. Zacharia’s patients. Joy Mathew, who made the much-acclaimed Shutter, Aju Varghese and Asha Sharath are the other actors in important roles. “Each one of them, and their stories, impact the doctor’s life in some manner,” reveals Aneesh Anwar. He has scripted the film and the lyrics are by Engandiyoor Chandrashekaran. Music is by Mohan Sithara’s sons Vishnu and Sharath. Vishnu has also sung one of the songs. Playback singer Shaan makes his Malayalam debut with this film. The others who have sung for the film are K.S. Chitra, Alaap Raju, Jyotsna and Alphonse. “Another interesting aspect of the film is that Shahnawaz, Prem Nazir’s son, makes a comeback with this film.” The film, produced by Friday Films, is due for release in the last week of August.