Hyderabad-based trans women sing for Darbar!
Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Darbar’ is getting ready for Pongal release in January. Post-production works are in full progress. Recently, composer Anirudh Ravichander recorded a song with Hyderabad-based trans women. Chandramukhi, Rachana Mudraboina and Priya Murthi, who are all part of a band called Spicy Girls, got the opportunity to sing the special song. Vivek has penned the lyrics. This is a very heartening moment as such inclusiveness rarely exist in the film industry, especially in mainstream star-films.
As per reports, ‘Darbar’ features a scene involving a dance by the transgender community. Anirudh wanted to keep it authentic, so he decided to get trans women to record the song instead of regular playback singers. The trio of Chandramukhi, Rachana and Priya have rendered the song in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
Darbar’, written and directed by AR Murugadoss, is a mass action-thriller that has Rajinikanth in a police officer’s role. Nayanthara is paired opposite him and Nivetha Thomas will be seen as his daughter. Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty is making his Tamil debut by playing the villain role.