The 28-year-old singer appeared as a guest on a weekend episode of the hugely popular reality show “Bigg Boss 15”. Salman, the show’s host, joined Yohani to sing the song at his request.
The official Colors TV Instagram handle shared a promotional video for Saturday’s episode, where the actor is seen struggling with the pronunciation of a few words from the Sinhala-language song, after which Salman and Yohani burst out laughing.
This will be Yohani’s first appearance on an Indian TV channel, with the episode scheduled to air on Saturday.
Before meeting Salman, Yohani also had a fangirl moment with the Bollywood actress and fellow Sri Lankan Jacqueline Fernandez. She shared a photo of their meeting on Instagram with the caption: “Starstruck”.
The Sri Lankan singer became an internet sensation overnight after posting her song “Manike Mage Hithe” on her own YouTube channel on May 22. Over 140 million people viewed the track in four months, a record for a Sinhala-language song.
Many Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, shared their mesmerized views on the song’s much-revered cover.
YOHANI TEAMS UP WITH THE T SERIES
Yohani recently teamed up with T-Series, India’s No.1 recording agency Pettah Effect, a Sri Lankan audio production company, said at a press briefing.
T-Series will give Yohani the platform to bring several songs she’s sorted to a global audience in the near future.
Pettah Effect has worked with Yohani since the start of his career in 2016. It is a great starting point for many singers and emerging artists in Sri Lanka.