Kirik Party cover song gets over 2.5 million views online
July 7, 2017
Twenty seven-year-old Saleem Javed from Udupi was someone who only did covers of hit songs from Hindi movies, and only sought the views of his family and friends. But all that changed after doing the cover of his first Kannada song, Kateyonda Helide from Kirik Party as it turned out to be a huge hit online. “Right after I heard the song in the trailer, I decided that I needed to do a cover of it. I couldn’t even wait for the film to release. That was my first attempt at singing in Kannada. I uploaded the video online and didn’t have any expectations for it,” says Saleem.
To the singer’s surprise, soon after he uploaded the cover song video, it became an instant hit, getting him views from all over the world. And thus making it perhaps the first Kannada song cover to receive a million views. And the praise didn’t just end there. Apart from the many views, filmmaker and actor Rakshit Shetty himself got in touch with him and appreciated the song.