AR Rahman ventures into script-writing, production

Two-time Academy Award-winning music composer AR Rahman is now donning a different hat and is working on his own screenplay after he felt challenged to try a genre different than music.

Rahman was in the city for the world premiere of Jai Ho on February 25, a new documentary about his life and astounding career that was screened at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image here before a packed theatre. The musician said the idea of film producing and script writing came to him as he wanted to challenge himself by moving beyond the realm of music and trying something new.

Rahman said there is a sort of repetition in the way songs are composed for Indian movies. He said every movie ends up having a few melodious numbers and an item song. “How much can you do that. You have done it all, so for me to force myself to challenge myself, I thought let me build my own platform to challenge myself. So this idea of film producing and script writing came about,” he said, adding that the casting  the film has begun.
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