Kumram Bheem Asifabad: Folk singer Madhupriya shot to fame by singing ‘Aadapillanamma…’ nine years ago. She became household name in Telangana. Though, she never tried her hand at rendering songs for films earlier. Now, she is basking in the joy of winning hearts of people, with her song ‘Vachinde pilla mellaga..’ in Sekhar Kammula’s latest blockbuster ‘Fidaa’.
“I was so far considered as a folk singer following tremendous success of my maiden song, ‘Aadapillanamma’. But now, I am getting recognition from all sections of society with ‘Vachinde’. I could not believe and had never expected that it would evoke such overwhelming response from audiences,” the singer shared with ‘Telangana Today’ over phone.
Madhupriya recollected that she had received a call from office of producer of the film, Dil Raju. I readily accepted the opportunity. “Film director Sekhar Kammula and music director Shakti Kanth asked me to sing the way I like. They reposed faith in me. I did not even rehearse the song. I rendered it with much ease as it was penned by my favourite lyricist Suddala Ashoka Teja,” she said.
“Shekar Kammula Sir told me that he had been waiting to provide an opportunity to me from eight years as he liked my voice. Shakthi Kanth said he was impressed with my singing talent. Both director and producer predicted that the song would bring fame to me after recording Vachinde number,” the singer added.
The promising singer, who is married to Srikant Bangi of Kaghaznagar town, asserted that her mobile phone was flooded with congratulatory messages and calls, even after two weeks of release of the film.
She attributed her glory to unwavering support extended by parents and husband. “Without their encouragement and backup, I would not have achieved this identity,” she said.
A native of Godavarikhani, Madhupriya has been producing private albums and anchoring song competitions on Television. She was also featured in ‘Big Boss’ reality show. But she quit the programme as she found it difficult to meet certain conditions.