Sudeep’s love track in Prem’s voice
The song was initially sung by Daler Mehendi and Kailash Kher, but on Sudeep’s request Prem decided to record it himself to add a local flavour
The Villain songs are making the right noise. As the makers get ready to release the third track on August 4, director Prem tells CE that for a song featuring Sudeep and Amy Jackson, they decided to go ahead with a song he has sung himself. The filmmaker says he has lent his voice to the track, Loveagyotho ninmele.., on a request by the superstar. “The lyrics are written by me, and talks about Kali Yuga, Dwapara Yuga and Treta Yuga. It is an unusual one. This song is an attempt to give this generation something new,” he says.
Interestingly, the song was initially sung by Daler Mehendi and Kailash Kher. “Their versions were good, but Sudeep, whose heard me singing, felt that the song will be extraordinary if I lend my voice to it. He thought I would be able to bring in the local flavour. It was also a request from Arjun Janya. I felt that I should not disappoint them,” says Prem.
The Villain stars Shivarajkumar and Sudeep, and is produced by CR Monohar. It features Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty in a pivotal role, and Telugu actor Srikanth. The film’s cinematography is by Gire.