Mumbai: Ever since the original `Kolaveri Di` song has been released, several other versions of the number also have hit the web, including one by Sonu Niigaam`s son, but the singer does not want to over-expose four-year-old Neevan.
"He is too small, he is just four years old, so he couldn`t have done this for himself. As his father, I thought I should record his childhood thing. I want to protect him right now. He is too young to be over-exposed," said the 38-year-old singer who began his singing career at the age of three, joining his father on stage for a Mohammad Rafi song.
Sonu admits he never thought his son`s version would become such a rage.
"We did it only for the posterity`s sake. We never thought that it will be such a big hit. I knew that if it is put on YouTube, it will have lots of hits, but didn`t know that it will become so big," said Sonu at a press conference at the Aamby Valley`s annual New Year bash Glitterati 2012.
Sonu came to Mumbai at the age of 19 and after years of struggle, he hit the jackpot with `Sandese aate hain` in `Border` (1997). Two years later, his album `Deewana` became a super hit and later the song `Yeh Dil Deewana` from `Pardes` made him a name to reckon with.
He went on to sing hits like `Kal ho na ho`, `Panchhi nadiyan`, `Suraj hua maddhham`, `Main hoon na`, `Saathiya`, `Main agar kahoon`, `Shukraan allah` and `Jashn e bahara`.
Sonu is currently working on an English album, `Spirit Unfolding`.