The Lion Sleeps Tonight, originally sung by ‘The Tokens’, has gone viral over the social media
Agartala: The father-daughter duo and their song from the Disney movie The Lion Sleeps Tonight, originally sung by The Tokens, has gone viral over the internet.
Anukriti, the 7-year-old and her father Dhrubajyoti Debnath hails from Dharmangar city in the North district of Tripura.
Speaking with EastMojo, Debnath said, “Anukriti is seven now. When she was five years of age we realized for the first time that her interest is in singing”.
“She was very fond of watching English songs and Disney-animated movies in her mother mobile. One day, we noticed she was humming by herself on a song, it was Let it Go from the movie Frozen,” Debnath said.
He also said after realizing Anukriti’s interest, they thought to try and record it in mobile phone and post it on the Facebook, profile which then got some attention. Later, his friends and well-wishers suggested to make some other recordings and make a YouTube channel on Anukriti’s name.
“We belong to the very remote place of the country so we don’t have so many of this exposure. We just thought adding the songs on the YouTube channel so that it gets attention of the masses. That is how we started. One year since we are uploading songs and this song has got huge attention now,” Debnath added.
The duo also sang a song Can you feel the love tonight for EastMojo.