AR Rahman is known to be picky about who he works with. Some of the names in the industry he frequently collaborates with include film-maker Mani Ratnam, actor Aamir Khan and director Imtiaz Ali. He added one more name to the list recently, when he agreed to compose for the film that is being produced by actor Anil Kapoor and his daughter, Rhea Kapoor.
Rahman and Anil were part of Slumdog Millionaire (2008). The two had apparently struck a friendship then. A source close to the production house reveals, “Rhea had planned the film as a musical, and wanted to have the best possible compositions for the film, which is how Rahman came into the picture.”
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The movie is about seven youngsters and the various ‘firsts’ in their lives. “Rahman agreed to do the film as he wanted to connect with the youth,” the source says, adding, “And, as a first for him, Rahman will compose 16 songs for the project. This is the first time Rahman would be composing that many numbers for a film.”