‘Feel Like I’ve Cheated’: Aditi Rao Hydari On ‘Auto-Tune’ Claim In Her First Solo ‘Please Purinjukko’

Before the 2017 Tamil movie Katru Veliyidai came out, there was a lot of talk about Aditi Rao Hydari, who plays the lead female role. She was cast in an important Mani Ratnam movie because of more than just her good looks; it was her voice that drew people in.

During the movie’s promotion, she suddenly started singing the beautiful “Vaan Varuvaan” song, which made a big impact.

 "If My Voice Is Auto-Tuned, I Feel Like I’ve Cheated": Aditi Rao Hydari On First Solo 'Please Purinjukko'

Aditi’s first song as a solo artist

Now it’s 2023, and Aditi Rao Hydari is making waves with her singing as well as her acting in a few movies in different languages. For Coke Studio Tamil Season 2, she worked with producer Sean Roldan and lyricist Vignesh Shivan on the techno-pop song “Please Purinjukko,” which was her most recent song as a singer.

“Please Purinjukko,” which is about relationships in today’s busy world, is Aditi’s first song as a solo artist. She doesn’t want to be auto-tuned. Those who make her sing should be pleased. Because she grew up with decent music, “If my voice is auto-tuned, I feel like I’ve cheated. ‘Please Purinjukko’ got the best review when Sean told me he didn’t need auto-tune on my vocals”, she says.

This is something she hasn’t heard before: the scratch track. “But it had an earworm quality to it even at that point.”

It’s great that Aditi is supporting musicians who are working on their projects, which is a trend that has grown a lot lately.

Aditi said that composers rarely showcase their musicality in mainstream films. Solo music aids communication in various situations.

Popular movies and song and dance shows are fun, but I can always make a short video or film to communicate something. Also, independent music offers musicians a chance.

Sean Roldan and Aditi Rao Hydari

 "If My Voice Is Auto-Tuned, I Feel Like I’ve Cheated": Aditi Rao Hydari On First Solo 'Please Purinjukko'

After working with Aditi on “Please Purinjukko,” Sean got Siddharth to sing a song in the Tamil movie Lover. Does having actors voice an idea make it better? Many of our best actors can sing and dance, and practically every scene needs some kind of music.”

Especially in India, there isn’t a story or movie that doesn’t use music or dance to show something.