While Kamal Haasan is busy with the arrival of Vishwaroopam 2 which is not too far away from its release, little did he expect that the prequel to his film will be trending for a different reason! The song from the prequel ‘Unnai Kaanadhu Naan’ is the one that has taken the social media by a storm. While it was originally sung by Shankar Mahadevan, the song doing the rounds is sung by a certain daily wage worker Rakesh Unni.
Rakesh Unni was merely surprised with the response the viral video of him singing received. So much so, that he landed an opportunity to meet the Vishwaroopam superstar Kamal Haasan himself. In fact, Rakesh showcased his crooning skills in front of the actor-producer. Impressed with his voice, Kamal has promised him an opportunity in his next venture.
And this happened … strengthening my belief and what makes me wake up every day with hope: Hard-work and talent never gets unnoticed.#RakeshUnni sings ‘unnai kaanadhu’ song from #Vishwaroopam before @ikamalhaasan Sir! Hoping to Record him soon ??? pic.twitter.com/0xwq4CzHJ7
— Ghibran (@GhibranOfficial) July 3, 2018
While the video of him singing with Kamal beside him has already found its way to various social media platforms, the pictures of him and the South superstar has gone viral too.
Not too long ago ‘Dancing Uncle’ Sanjeev Shrivastava became viral and he was also appreciated by his icon Govinda. Well, the situation wasn’t different for this internet sensation Rakesh Unni. His rendition not only captivated the hearts of netizens, but it also made its way to the original singer of the song ‘Unnai Kaanadhu Naan’, Shankar Mahadevan. In fact, so impressed was the composer-singer with the rendition of Unni that he took to Twitter to share an appreciative post of him.
“This is called fruit of labour! When we hear this, it just makes me feel so so proud of our country that produces so much talent and is so rich in culture. Who is this guy??? How can I trace him? Need help & would like to work with him.” posted Mahadevan.
This is called fruit of labour!
When we hear this, it just makes me feel so so proud of our country that produces so much talent and is so rich in culture. Who is this guy???
How can I trace him?
Need help & would like to work with him. pic.twitter.com/SWqGQkmChb
— Shankar Mahadevan (@Shankar_Live) June 30, 2018
Besides them, Rakesh Unni has also revealed in reports that he received a call from the famous musician Gopi Sundar. The latter also promised to sing along with Unni soon.
The song, ‘Unnai Kaanadhu Naan’ featured Kamal as a dance teacher trying to teach his students in the prequel, Vishwaroopam.