A R Rahman Ventures Into Script-Writing, Film Production
NEW YORK: Two-time Academy Award-winning music composer A R 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', 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 scriptwriting came to him as he wanted to challenge himself by moving beyond the realm of music and trying something new.
Rahman, who has composed music for over 100 Hindi and Tamil films as well as for Hollywood projects, 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.