Viral video star Rakesh meets Kamal Hassan
Vallikunnam: Ulaganayagan Kamal Hassan appreciated Rakesh when his song had gone viral on social media. The actor invited Rakesh to Chennai and gave an offer to sing in his next film. The meeting was at Kamal Hassan’s studio in Alwarpet.
‘Unnai kanatha naan indru naan illaye’ was the song which had gone viral. The song from the movie ‘Vishwaroopam’ featuring Kamal Hassan was sung by Shankar Mahadevan. Rakesh reached Chennai with his brother Rajesh and a relative.
Kamal Hassan embraced Rakesh who approached him with folded hands. He watched the viral video with Rakesh. Kamal Hassan inquired about Rakesh’s family. Then he made Rakesh sing in the studio. Shankar Mahadevan had sung this song for Vishwaroopam in the same studio. Rakesh said that he was blessed to have such an opportunity in life.
Kamal Hassan told the media that Rakesh is a talented singer and such people are not brought to the mainstream. He offered Rakesh an opportunity to sing in his next film before the media. The actor bid farewell to Rakesh by saying that he will visit Rakesh’s home when he visits Kerala.
Singer Shankar Mahadevan, music director Gopi Sundar, Balabhaskar, and Pandalam Balan appreciated Rakesh after hearing his song. Shankar Mahadevan had shared a Facebook post showing his interest to sing with Rakesh. He also offered chances to sing in film.
Hundreds of people had reached Rakesh’s home to appreciate him after watching the video. Rakesh had sung the song for his friends when he was resting after sending rubber stocks in the estate.