Singer Usha Uthup is ecstatic these days. The lady with the golden voice says that she is “over the moon” after the success of her song Darrling…, the hit song from 7 Khoon Maaf.
“I am very happy and excited with the way the song has been received. People love it so much that there are times when I have to perform it even thrice in a single concert! I must thank Vishal Bhardwaj for giving me this opportunity in his film,” says the husky-voiced singer, who is most remembered for her disco hits from the 1980s such as Koi yahan nache nache… and Hari om hari…
But while concerts keep her busy, she would also like to do her bit for the tsunami victims in Japan. In the wake of the tsunami that hit the Indian subcontinent in 2005, the singer had composed an anthem featuring noted singers from south India such as SP Balasubramaniam and Chitra among others.
“The last time I sang the anthem was five years ago. I had hoped that wouldn’t have to sing it again. But the sad part is that everything is cyclic. It comes back sooner or later. People forget disasters too soon. Given some support in terms of infrastructure, I’d like to organise a charity concert for victims of the tsunami in Japan,” she says. Meanwhile, the multi-lingual singer, who has sung in more than 13 Indian and eight foreign languages, also looks forward to the release of her new album with Universal.
“I have always enjoyed working on my independent projects which showcase my creative side. I have never depended on Bollywood songs alone and I’m more than happy with the way my career has shaped up.”