Popular playback singer Karthik is also debuting as a music director with the Vasanthabalan-directed classic Aravaan set in the backdrop of a few centuries back in time. Starring Aadhi, Dhansika and Pasupathy in lead roles, the film’s audio had been released long ago and has been appreciated by movie-goers. However, Karthik is still apprehensive as he awaits audiences’ response in theatres to his music and background score.
Karthik hasn’t yet taken up another assignment after Aravaan to score music as he hadn’t been narrated any decent scripts so far. In a ‘first’ and what could turn out to be the most important song-recording session in his career, Karthik had flown to Mumbai recently and sung a song for superstar Rajinikanth which would feature in his upcoming film titled Kochadaiyaan.
Needless to add that it was A.R. Rahman, the film’s music director, who insisted that Karthik should sing the song for Rajini. The superstar reportedly wanted SPB, who has sung many amazing hit numbers for him, to sing the song. Though Rahman agreed to it, he had reportedly convinced Rajini and Soundarya that they would have to first listen to the song recorded in the voice of Karthik before deciding about retaining it in the film.
The duet, penned by veteran lyricist Vaali, has been recorded in Karthik’s voice in Mumbai. Only after Rajini listens to the song would it be known as to whether or not the song would find a place in the film’s final version or whether the song is re-recorded in the voice of the ever-green SPB. Three songs have so far been recorded for the film, it is learnt, with Vairamuthu penning the other two. A song each would be penned by Madan Gorky and Naa Muthukumar, it is reported.