Meet the sisters who sang Samantha’s “Oo Antava” in Pushpa: The Rise

Indravathi and his sister Mangli sang the Telugu and Kannada versions of the song “Oo Antava”, which saw Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a special appearance.

Indravathi Chauhan never imagined that she would one day be a playback singer, let alone sing a hit song for a Telugu film. But for the 21-year-old Hyderabad native, that’s exactly what happened. Her first opportunity to sing in playback was “Oo Antava”, the dance number of Pushpa: The Ascension who saw Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a special appearance. Indravathi says this unexpected luck opened many doors for him.

Although not a trained singer, Indravathi is no stranger to the music world, her sister Mangli is a well-known playback and folk singer, who has performed popular songs like “Saranga Dariya” and “Bhoom Bhaddhal” among others. And in a way, she played a part in securing this opportunity for Indravathi. Six years ago, Mangli hosted a show about folk singers for a news channel. Indravathi had performed a song on the show. When Devi Sri Prasad, the film’s musical director, was looking for a new voice to sing “Oo Antava”, he spread the word. “Devi Sri Prasad monsieur received about ten videos of different folk singers, including one from Indravathi singing in my show. Devi Sri Prasad sir focused on her and I got a call from her manager, asking if my sister would like to take a voice test, ”Mangli told TNM.

However, the sisters were unsure whether Indravathi would be selected, as she had no training in classical singing and was not a professional singer. “But, she was selected and her voice was perfect for the song,” Mangli adds.

Speaking of her reaction when she learned that she had been chosen, Indravathi said, “My joy knew no bounds when I heard that I was finalized for the song. Devi Sri Prasad sir patiently taught me how to sing every line and got the best of me. I am always grateful to the whole Pushpa team for this opportunity.

Indravathi wasn’t the only one to score the chance to sing for Pushpa. While she sang the Telugu version of the song, her sister Mangli sang the Kannada version. “I had already sung songs in Kannada and Devi Sri Prasad sir asked me to sing this song too. I feel like I got a really good response to this song, ”Mangli says.

With lyrics by Chandrabose and music by Devi Sri Prasad, “Oo Antava”, released on December 10, garnered around 47 million views on YouTube in the span of 7 days.

The song which stars Samantha and Allu Arjun, the frontman of the film, aims to subvert the typical object numbers and the lyrics focus on the male gaze. This received a lot of comments on social media. “There is no song that is not commented on and criticized these days, but we have to do our job and move on,” the sisters say.

Meanwhile, Indravathi, who rose to fame overnight, has had various opportunities to sing, but she wants to slow down and only choose songs that suit her voice. She also says that she will continue her studies, she is in the second year of the license. “When she was younger Indravathi sometimes used to sing folk songs with my dad or me, but I never imagined she had that kind of talent in her, and I’m glad she had. had this special opportunity, ”says Mangli.

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