Singer Neha Bhasin, who has associated with music composer Devi Sri Prasad for numerous hit Telugu songs in the past, has once again teamed up with the ace music composer for a dance number in Jr NTR’s Jai Lava Kusa which is titled ‘Swing Zara’. A video preview of the song will be be released today by the makers which will have actress Tamannaah Bhatia shake a leg. A poster of Tamannaah from this special number has already gone viral on the internet.
Speaking exclusively to Pinkvilla South, singer Neha Bhasin gets candid about her songs in South Indian films and much more.
Tell us about the song that you sang – ‘Swing Zara’ in Jai Lava Kusa.
‘Swing Zara’ a very DSP song. It’s a dance number and Tamannaah will be dancing to it. I have never done a song like ‘Swing Zara’ before in my career. It was fun doing this actually.
How does Devi Sri Prasad, according to you, approach these kinds of upbeat numbers?
I think it is his USP. He is very good at these kinds of numbers and good at melody too. It comes naturally to him to come up with these kinds of tracks, whether its desi or western.
You are working with Devi Sri Prasad for the sixth time.
It’s actually surprising that people remember me so much. I have done very few songs in South and still people remember the songs. Its great working with Devi Sri Prasad because we are like buddies and we share similar energy levels while working which is hard for me to find. He is very organic while he is working. We dance and jump while working on a song which is fun. I can be myself when I’m working with Devi Sri Prasad. I’m like the sister DSP never had! (Laughs) He is like a child in a grown-up body.
You have worked with Yuvan Shankar Raja, D Imman and Ghibran too in South. How different are they from each other, according to you?
They all are very different. Yuvan Shankar Raja is friendly but very quiet. Imman too is very quiet. Ghibran, when he started he was like a baby, a very young man. I was quite young too when I had started! Their approach is totally different from each other.
First thing that comes to your mind about these music composers!
Devi Sri Prasad – Mad
Harris Jayaraj – Serious
Yuvan Shankar Raja – Creative
D Imman – Humble
Your favourite number from the songs you have sung in South
It has to be Pesugiren Pesugiren from Satham Podathey by Yuvan Shankar Raja.