A month ago, AR Rahman recorded the title track of
Jhootha Hi Sahi
in under 40 hours. But his background score is still not complete and so the release of Abbas Tyrewalla film, toplining John Abraham and Pakhi has been deferred by a week, to October 22.
Interestingly, the Oscar- winning composer didn’t ask for any extension this time. It was Tyrewalla who didn’t want to rush him to meet the deadline lest it affect the creativity. So producer Madhu Mantena decided to shift the release date from October 15.
Confirming the news, Mantena says that he was shocked at how stressed Rahman and Tyrewalla was. “They had barely slept in three days, no creative person should have to work like that,” he reasons.
He concedes that they could have got the film censored by October 11 and released it next Friday. But they didn’t want to push his composer who had been through a lot of pressure over his Commonwealth Games anthem. “So I decided to give Rahman more time to complete the background score,” says Mantena.
Apparently, Rahman himself wasn’t happy with all the bad publicity he was getting for the CWG song. And Mantena didn’t want more negative press for him. He says, “Certain portions need to be tweaked. While Rahman perfects it, we will use the extra week to promote our film better.”