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Sudeep about Ra Ra Rakkamma: I had reservations about the song, but Anup said I should trust him and that it will work

The Vikrant Rona star says that the viral hit is a result of director Anup Bhandari and music man Ajaneesh Loknath’s convictions, during an interaction with TV host and actor, Akul Balaji.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 11.36 AM, May 25, 2022

Sudeep about Ra Ra Rakkamma: I had reservations about the song, but Anup said I should trust him and that it will work
Sudeep and Jacqueline Fernandez in Ra Ra Rakkamma

Ra Ra Rakkamma, the first single from Kiccha Sudeep’s upcoming fantasy action drama, Vikrant Rona, in which the Kannada superstar matches steps with Bollywood siren Jacqueline Fernandez, has become a runaway hit. The song, written by director Anup Bhandari in its Kannada version and composed by Ajaneesh Loknath, is not only being praised for its catchy tune and lyrics, but also for the choreography by Jani master, especially the hook step, considering that very little of the song has actually been revealed.

Shortly after the song release, TV host and actor Akul Balaji caught up with Sudeep and Jani to talk about the viral hit on his channel ‘Akool Adda’. When Akul pointed out that Ra Ra Rakkamma is, perhaps, Sudeep’s return to a dance number after Sonta Sonta, Sudeep quickly corrected him saying that he has been doing the occasional jhatka and matka in films like Veera Madakari, etc.

The credit for the song, added Sudeep, goes to Anup and Ajaneesh. Ra Ra Rakkamma, said Sudeep, is the result of their conviction. Anup, reckons the actor, not only has good taste in music, but also a sense of what will work well. But Sudeep did admit that he had reservations about the song at first. “I had heard a bit of the track and was not convinced if it would work out. But then, I believe Anup and he asked me to trust him. Later, the whole song came out and we began travelling with it. So, eventually, you start liking it,” he told Akul.

Jani master, said Sudeep, came into the picture much later. The choreographer was made to listen to the song and that is when Sudeep got a proper reaction to it. “In a month, Jani master listens to umpteen number of songs, but the moment he heard Ra Ra Rakkamma he had a groove and said, ‘Sir, I loved it’,” said the actor. While Sudeep wondered if Jani was just saying it for the sake of it, he was very sure he could turn it around well for the screen. “I had to then tell master to go easy. I understand there is Jacqueline, who is a fantastic dancer and he could try anything with her. So, I told master to keep my sequences to the bare minimum. I have, after all, the track record of making a hit song out of Jungle Mein Single Sher, in which all I did was walk. I will dance, but don’t get me to overdo it,” he said.