Mumbai: Praveen Morchhale, who is gearing up with his debut venture "Barefoot To Goa", says he managed to rope in legendary singer K.J. Yesudas, to sing a song in his film. The filmmaker says the singer found it "soulful".
Morchhale told IANS: "Yesudas is very choosy. He probably doesn't like the latest songs, but when we approached him with our song, we waited for some time. Then we thought he would not be interested.
"But later, his manager called us and said he would like to record for this song as the song was very soulful and meaningful. Then we went to Chennai to record the song with him."
While Yesudas is known to have recorded as many as 16 songs in a day, for the song "Naina do nyare" in "Barefoot To Goa", the singer took nearly four hours to record as he wanted it to turn out perfect.
"He is the most humble and calm person I have ever come across. He recorded the song in four hours and we are thankful to him," Morchhale said.
"Barefoot To Goa" revolves around the relationship of a grandmother and her two grandchildren. The film features Sonu Chourasia, Ajay Chourey and Farrukh Jaffar among others. The film is slated for release on April 10.