cannot miss A.R. Rahman at an event.
There is always the customary adrenalin-charged
atmosphere when he walks in although
the guy himself is cool as cucumber.
He attended the launch of Sakkarakkatti.
What is special about this film is
that it would be a collaboration between
two second-generation film folks.
K. Bhagyaraj’s son, Shantanu,
makes his debut as hero while the
director is Prabu, son of noted producer
Thanu. Kalaippuli Thanu is the producer.
Talking about his association with
the project, ARR said that he had
known both Bhagyaraj and Thanu and
was excited to be part of the project.
why he did not do many films in Tamil of
late, he said that the banner and the director
were the most important criteria. He worked
with people with whom he shared a good vibe.
He was quite happy to be doing Jillendru
oru kadhal, Sivaji and Sakkarakkatti. All
the three were very special to him.
On the international front, he would be
doing the sequel for Shekar Kapur’s
Oscar-winning Elizabeth. He was planning
to start work on his religious album which
would be produced and marketed by KM Music.
Asked to comment on the Tiruvachagam controversy,
he vehemently claimed that it was simply
ridiculous to blame Raja. He had heard the
symphony and it bore the stamp of Raja’s
That’s Rahman for you. Humble and
respectful of seniors.