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chatline Singer of several hits, Harish Raghavendra talks to Chitra Swaminathan about entering a new creative phase as a lyricist

Harish Raghavendra can’t wait for the Kalyana Samayal Saadham . Not because he’s a foodie. He’s thrilled about the delectable twist it has given to his life; the celebratory mode it has put him into. When this Arun Vaidyanathan (who earlier directed Acchamundu Acchamundu ) film hits the screens, it will simultaneously launch this singer-of-several-hits as a lyricist.

As Harish begins to talk about this new line of expression, his unhurried, gentle voice is evocative of the many melodic songs he has rendered through the past decade in films in all southern languages. “An artiste’s dossier should be punctuated with challenges. They give you the energy, the creative spur to sustain in these days of intense competition,” he says.

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