Thiruvananthapuram: Luck smiles on people in several ways. For Madhav Nair, a plus-two student in the state capital, it came in the form of a Spanish song.
Madhav, son of playback singer PV Preetha, had recorded ‘Despacito’, a Spanish song by Luis Fonsi, in his mother’s mobile and sent it to all contacts, most of them well-known names in the film field. All those who heard Madhav’s rendition heaped praises on him.
Among them was music director Gopi Sundar, who invited Madhav for an audition. Hearing Madhav’s recording, Gopi Sundar was so impressed that he chose the youngster to sing the ‘Yela la la...’ song in Shyamaprasad’s Hey Jude.
Madhav, a student at Saraswathy Vidyalaya, has not taken formal lessons in music but keenly follows western music on YouTube and other channels. He picked up the Spanish song also while surfing the net and sung it for friends. The response was overwhelming, and Madhav had an idea. He took his mother's mobile, recorded the song and sent it to all the phone numbers in her contact list. The chance to sing in Hey Jude followed.
Apart from singing, Madhav, 17, is interested in acting and dancing. He regularly tries his hands at dubsmash too. The youngster’s yet another hobby is recording songs of other noted singers. Among the numbers he has sung, the song ‘Narumugaye…’ of the film Iruvar he rendered along with his mother was appreciated by several noted film personalities.
Madhav is part of the school’s music troupe and receives full support from his mother, who has been engaged in playback singing for the past 30 years, as well as father, Kannan Nair, who runs an event management firm and other businesses.