Mamta Mohandas speaks to Liza George about her song in 'Rakhi'
After playing the star struck fan of a singer in 'Madhuchandralekha,' Mamta Mohandas has now gone a step ahead and lent her voice for the title song of Telugu movie 'Rakhi,' starring NTR junior and Ileana, which is being directed by Krishnavamsi. Says Mamta, " My co-star Siddharth in the Telugu movie 'Atta' and I were discussing music during the movie's photo shoot when I sang a tune. Music director Devi Sri Prasad, who was there on the sets, heard me and asked if I would drop by his recording studio. "We jammed for a couple of hours and he told me about 'Rakhi' and how he was looking for a voice. I was asked to sing the title song for the movie."'A Telugu number, the music director wrote the lyrics for Mamta in English. "I am great in singing any language written in English," she says.
According to Mamta, the number in 'Rakhi' is peppy. "It has a Malayali touch as the chenda is used in the piece."She adds she will be delivering the notes in a base voice. "Not many know I can sing base ," she says.Although she is known to render melodies while participating in stage shows, not many know that she is a trained singer. It was her father, Mohandas, who pushed her into learning Carnatic music. She, however, found it not to her taste and branched off to Hindustani. "I loved Hindustani. I didn't need any prodding; I attended the classes whole-heartedly." Mamta will also be rendering a tune in 'Atta.' "I have been asked to sing a duet with Sidhharth."However Mamta, who will be seen shortly as a lawyer in Shaji Kailas' 'Baba Kalyani' opposite Mohanlal, says, this does not mean a change in career. "My focus is on acting as of now. I'm not a playback singer yet. If any good offer comes, I will grab it though."