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    Scoring music for a Hindi film is my aim - Srilekha

    Saturday, September 08, 2007
    MM Srilekha has become a music director at a very tender age of 12 and made her debut into films through ''Nannagaru''. She scored music for over 40 films including ''Taj Mahal, Dharma Chakram, Sivanna, Adirindayya Chandram, Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila'' and so on. She might complete the 50-films mark by 2008 and earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as a young music director who scored tunes for 50 films. This young music director is celebrating her birthday on September 8. Here are the excerpts from an interview with

    Ms Srilekha! take the greetings from!

    Thank you. Salutations to all the browsers. My best wishes to you all.

    You have become a music director at a young age. How did you got the opportunity?

    It is not young age. It is just a tender age. I was just 12 years old. Dasari Narayana Rao noticed the spark in me and gave me the opportunity. I made my debut in a film 'Nannagaru' directed by him. I will be grateful to him all through my life.

    Didn't you inform the Guinness Book of World Records about your achievement?

    No. In fact, none of us know how to approach them.

    Did you learn classical music?

    Yes. I started learning. But meanwhile I have become a music director. So I couldn't learn much. But I was able to learn the music so far that is needed for film music with all my experience in films.

    Which of the films brought you a good recognition as music director?

    It is 'Taj Mahal' that earned good recognition as a music director. Incidentally, it is the debut film for director Muppalaneni Siva and lyricist Chandrabose.

    You score music for small budget and young heroes. There is a comment that you are not getting good opportunity to play music for big heroes' films. Why?

    Who said that? It is a wrong notion. I scored music for 'Dharma Chakram' of Venkatesh, 'Sivanna' of Dr Rajasekhar, 'Moodu Mukkalata' of Jagapatibabu. All these are big heroes' films. Isn't it? There are chances for scoring music for Nagarjuna's film very soon.

    It's Okay. Why there is no longevity to the current generation songs like the old classics? What is your comment on this?

    It is just because of speed. Like in all the other issues, the speed in film music also took a good pace. That is why, the songs are getting tuned at a terrible speed and are vanishing in the thin air with the same speed.

    How far it is justified to make the songs sung by other language singers, who don't know our language properly?

    Of course, it is a little problematic. But we are forced to take them for a change and variety in voice. But you can find good singers also among them. For example… Chitra. She is basically a Malayalee. She doesn't know Telugu. But her songs are becoming widely popular among the audiences. Is it not true?

    Who is your favourite God?


    What is your favourite tourist spot?

    Goa. Not just Goa, I like any beach.

    What is your favourite food?

    I like chicken dishes very much.

    What are your current projects?

    The latest flick of hero Sivaji, 'Maisamma IPS' of Dasari Narayana Rao, 'Tinnamaa… Padukunnaamaa… Tellaarindaa…' of Ali are the projects currently on hand. Two, three others are yet to be finalised.

    What is your life ambition?

    Scoring music to a Bollywood film is my aim. I worked for a film and did re-recording for that Bollywood movie. But I did not get an opportunity to work for a Hindi film in a full-fledged way. Possibly, I could achieve that aim very soon.

    All the best Ms Srilekha. Once again our birthday greetings on the occasion!

    I too thank the for taking me closer to its browsers.

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