Music director Raghu Kunche, who encouraged Trisha to make her singing debut, says that she surprised him by recording the Telugu version of the song "Bayam" for the movie "Nayaki" in just an hour.
Raghu Kunche has composed music for the songs for Trisha's bilingual horror comedy movie, which is simultaneously made in Telugu as "Nayaki" and in Tamil as "Nayagi." In an interview to iDream Post, he said that the actress had evinced her interest to sing a song for "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya," for which AR Rahman had scored the music. Hence, he decided to offer her a chance to show her singing skills to the world.
"When Giridhar (the producer of Nayaki), approached me to score music for Nayaki, I bounced the idea of making Trisha sing a song. He had no clue that Trisha had evinced her interest to sing and finally, all of us convinced Trisha to sing a song, before the film was launched," Raghu Kunche said, when quizzed about roping in Trisha for the song "Bayam."
Raghu says Trisha has been trained in Carnatic music and he made an attempt to instill self confidence in her. "When I heard her voice samples, I was sure that she underwent training in Carnatic music and her mother (Uma) later told me that Trisha had taken classes in singing when the latter was really young. That's one of the reasons why her diction is good and she gets the rhythm quite well," he said.
The musician reveals that the actress recorded the Telugu version of the song faster than the Tamil version. "Trisha recorded the Telugu version in just an hour, whereas the Tamil version took a little longer because we were all quite particular about the pronunciation of each of the words. Karunakaran, who wrote the lyrics for the Tamil version, helped her a lot during the process," Raghu said.
The recording of the track "Bayam" took place at a studio in Hyderabad in the first week of March. Trisha recorded both Telugu and Tamil versions of the song in two days. The song is about fear and its various forms and lyricist Bhaskar Bhatla, who penned the lyrics, came up the idea a track on fear.