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Kamal Haasan meets rubber plantation worker-cum-singer Rakesh Unni Nooranaadu

A video of Nooranaadu singing 'Unnai Kaanadhu Naan' song from Haasan's Vishwaroopam (2013) has gone viral on social media and several music composers have expressed their wish to work with him.

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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who was visibly impressed by a video of rubber plantation worker Rakesh Unni Nooranaadu singing 'Unnai Kaanadhu Naan' song from Vishwaroopam (2013), met the plantation worker in person at his Makkal Needhi Maiam office in Chennai.

Sources present informed that the actor has promised Nooranaadu an opportunity to sing in his next film.

Haasan is the not the only celebrity impressed by Nooranaadu’s talent. Several music directors from various film industries expressed their wish to work with Nooranaadu.

The plantation worker from Kerala became a sensation after a friend shot a video of him singing the semi-classical number from Vishwaroopam during a break. The video, which was posted on social media, soon went viral.  

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan, was also fascinated by Nooranaadu's voice. “This is called fruit of labour! When we hear this, it just makes me feel so so proud of our country that produces so much talent and is so rich in culture. Who is this guy??? How can I trace him? Need help & would like to work with him,” he tweeted.

This tweet was seen by Tamil film director Vignesh Shivan, who was also enamoured by Nooranaadu's rendition. Vignesh Shivan immediately posted the singer’s video on Twitter and tagged a number of music directors from the Tamil industry including Anirudh, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Harris Jayaraj, Thaman, Devi Sri Prasad, Dharan, Sam CS, Ghibran, Hip Hop Tamizha and Santosh Naryanan.

Vignesh urged all music directors to do anything they could for the talented singer.

“Wowww!!!! Jus wowww!!! Mr. Unni nooranaadu- His number - +91 8086106928  Paathu edha pannunga bosses,” he wrote.

Soon, several music directors, including Sam CS and Ghibran, praised Nooranaadu and expressed a desire to work with him.