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Welcoming Rajinikanth in politics, AR Rahman feels Tamil Nadu needs strong leadership

“We need a leader who can cater to the needs of people in bettering infrastructure, music, arts and make lives better for all farmers,” said AR Rahman.

regional movies Updated: Jan 05, 2018 19:36 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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AR Rahman has completed 25 years in the industry.

Double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has welcomed superstar Rajinikanth’s plunge into politics. Talking on the sidelines of a press meet to announce his concert on January 12 in Chennai, Rahman said Tamil Nadu needs strong leadership. “It doesn’t matter who comes in, whether it’s Rajinikanth or not, the state needs strong leadership. We need a leader who can cater to the needs of people in bettering infrastructure, music, and arts, and make lives better for all farmers.” He said the political situation in Tamil Nadu badly needs a miracle.

On his concert, which commemorates his completion of 25 years in the industry, he said: “I see concert as a way to give back to the people of Tamil Nadu who have showered love on me all these years. I have been waiting to perform in Chennai.” Earlier this week, it was officially announced that Rahman is on board actor Vijay’s next yet-untitled Tamil outing with director AR Rahman. This is the second time in a row he had joined hands with Vijay after last year’s Mersal. On signing the project, he said: “It feels great to be back with Murugadoss after ten years. Those who want different music from the songs of Mersal will love this. Murugadoss is very talented and he will shoot the songs very well.” Asked if he’d make Vijay sing, Rahman said: “It depends on the song. I can push him to sing just for the sake of it. I’m not sure yet. Let’s see.”

The project is slated to go on the floors from later this month. Earlier this week, a test shoot was conducted with Vijay and Keerthy Suresh, who have reunited after last year’s Bairavaa. While Girish Gangadharan will crank the camera, Sreekar Prasad has been finalised as the editor. The project will be bankrolled by Sun Pictures.

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First Published: Jan 05, 2018 13:28 IST