Kannada singer Nanditha reduced to a track singer?

Software engineer-turned-kannada playback singer Nanditha has reasons to be unhappy with American-Kannadiga music composer Mano Murthy. The singer says that on more than one occasion she has been reduced to being a track singer in his films. The first time she sang the song Banna Bannada Haadu along with Rajesh Krishnan for the film Matad Matad Mallige. But it was only when the album was released that she realised that Mano Murthy had got Shreya Ghosal and Shankar Mahadevan to sing that song without their knowledge. The next was for a song in Milana. Again Nandita’s voice was not used and Shreya Ghoshal took her place.

“Mano Murthy has to give an explanation as to why my voice was not suitable,” asks the three-time State award winner kannada singer.

The fascination with Bollywood singers is not new in Sandalwood. Recently the album cover of Savari carried the name of Shreya Ghoshal for the song Marali Mareyagi, even though the song was sung by Anuradha Bhat. Nanditha continues to be a popular singer and after recently buying a house for her parents is looking forward to new challenges. She wants to turn composer soon and hints that it may not be too far away. “I have been composing tunes for a long time and have about 300-400 ready,” she says. Best of luck Nanditha.