Sept 25 – Sinhala song ‘Manike mage hithe (Jewel in my heart)’ has broken the internet and captured the hearts of Indians, including celebrities. As the Sri Lankan song still continues to dominate streaming platforms, a new cover by two Indian sisters has hooked everyone online.
Internet’s favourite singing sister duo, Antara and Ankita Nandy recently shared an Acapella version of the song while armed with their usual ukuleles. And as they tried to nail their Sinhalese pronunciations, in a nod to the cultural connect with Tamil, they paired the song with ‘Rowdy Baby’ — popular song from Maari 2 sung by Dhanush and Dhee. Antara and Ankita are Bengali.
In the fusion cover, the Nandy sisters merged the Sinhala and Tamil song effortlessly and presented a beautiful amalgamation of both groovy earworms that has gone viral. It must also be noted that Dheekshitha Venkadeshan, whose stage name is Dhee, is also a Sri Lankan singer.