Meet Sherin Catherine, the Indian in Line for Oscar Nomination
Bangalore: Sherin Catherine, 24, who is currently pursuing her doctorate in Cognitive Science from IIT-Gandhinagar, wrote the lyrics of two songs for Rupesh Paul's 'Saint Dracula'. She wrote the songs 'I Be Here' and 'I Have Secrets' and it was composed by Sreevalson J Menon. The songs made it to the list of 75 songs chosen for nominations in the original song category for the 85th Academy Awards 2012, reported Priyanka Singh for TNN.
It was last year that Sherin noticed a Facebook notification which was searching for young talents to write lyrics for the movie 'Saint Dracula 3D'. Sherin then contacted the administrative team of the movie and sent in a few of her original writings in prose. She was offered the opportunity to write the lyrics of two songs for the movie a month later.
Sherin said "It took me three months to finish writing two songs for the movie. The songs were rewritten four to five times since then. Sreevalsan J Menon, the music composer, and myself would dedicate hours on teleconferencing, getting the lyrics right. He would sing the songs over and over again on phone and I would be correcting the lines accordingly. After a span of one and half years we finally emerged with two amazing songs," as reported by TNN.
The young writer said "Of course, I enjoy the fame. And it makes me want to think serious about writing as a career. I have got few offers in hand already. Parents, friends and folks seem to be happy. This is one of the happiest moments in my life."
Sherin who is from Kottayam is planning to come out with a collection of short stories in Malayalam early next year. She said "I want to take writing more seriously now. Reading was always my inspiration. I read and got inspired to write. It is good to read. Even better to write," reported TNN.
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