Jammu: A girl from a small village of Kathua district, Isha Andotra has become an overnight sensation on social networking sites like Facebook and Whatsapp. Isha hails from a small village Madha Patti in Mahanpur Tehsil, of Kathua district. She is a student of BA 2nd year at Mahanpur degree college.
Few days ago, while she was chilling out with her friends at Atal Setu Bridge, Basoli, she sang a song on demand of her friends. A few students recorded her video on their phone and posted it on Social Media.
Isha Andotra, has become an Internet singing star after an amateur video of her Punjabi number became a chart buster notching 8.4 million views and 2.37 lakh shares on Facebook.
The video has been liked and shared by not just the people of Jammu and Kashmir, but many people from Punjab, HP, Delhi, Haryana, and other parts of the country have also appreciated the girl’s talent. Infact, people from Pakistan and other countries have also come forward to praise Isha’s voice.
It is pertinent to note here that Isha is not active on any of the social networking sites. She doesn’t even have a mobile phone. She told a local daily that the video was recorded by one of her friend and she didn’t know how the video got viral on FB and Whatsapp. She was on EVS exposure trip with college from where she went to Atal Setu Bridge with her friends. On their request, she sang a Punjabi song in a casual way.
Isha told PTK that “We had gone to Purthu to visit grasslands for our Environmental Sciences project. During the trip my friends insisted me to sing a song and I sang a few lines. I sang from my heart and all my friends and our staff members recorded it on their mobile phones”.
Isha’s parents told PTK that they are feeling proud, but they want their daughter to complete her education before opting for any professional ambitions.
“It feels great to see and hear about her popularity. My suggestion to Isha is to complete her studies first and then see how things shape up”, said Isha’s mother.
“I was surprised when Punjabi music directors Sachin Ahuja and many other directors called me and asked me to sing for their company”. She said that she and her sister have never received any formal training in music from any school or institution but they have been singing together in school and college events.
Isha’s sister is active social worker and love to do things that would add to the development of her village.
However the former principal of Mahanpur Degree College Y P Kundal told PTK that first her sister used to sing in college on occasions and it is a great pleasure to know that Isha has gained so much fame in a very short time. Kundal urges Isha to work hard to make her family and country feel proud of her. (PTK)