A song from the heart: How Megha Josukutty landed this 'Hridayam' song

Megha sang the duet 'Pottuthotta Pournami', with Sachin Balu for the movie 'Hridayam'

Megha Josukutty, who made waves with her ‘Pottuthotta Paurnami’ in ‘Hridayam’ likes to call herself an accidental playback singer. It was in 2019 that Megha sang this song along with Sachin Balu. This is the fourth film of Megha who hails from Changanassery.

Cinema by chance

Music director Shaan Rahman had put a Facebook post that said he was on the lookout for new singers for his album. It was her friend Nimisha who emailed him a song sung by her. Nimisha always had this habit of emailing Megha’s songs to music directors. It was after Shaan replied in the affirmative that Megha came to know about her friend's surprise move. That’s how she clinched a song in Prithviraj’s ‘My story’. And thus, the girl who was busy singing devotional songs and albums became a playback singer.

Via Shaan to Vineeth

Shaan gave her a song in ‘Aravindante Athithikal’ as well. That’s where she met Vineeth Sreenivasan who complimented her on her song. But somehow that song didn’t appear in the film. Her next opportunity was ‘Helen’, produced by Vineeth Sreenivasan in which she sang the beautiful ‘Kaanaa Theeram’ song. Not only was it warmly accepted but also won that year’s Mirchi music awards. It was Vineeth who invited her to ‘Hridayam’ and it helped that she knew the music director Hisham Abdul Wahab before.

Her heart is full

Megha admits to starting learning music more seriously ever since she ventured into playback singing. She has been training Hindustani music under music director Beni for the past two years. Megha who is a software engineer is planning to balance music and her job together. She comes from a family of singers (Mother and two sisters). Post ‘Hridayam’ she has been inundated with calls.

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