AR Rahman: I had heard extraordinary things about Virat..

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AR Rahman, whose first Hindi film as a music composer  was Mani Ratnam’s Roja (1992), will work together with the movie producer for the eleventh time for his forthcoming film.

Discussing their 24-year-old association , Rahman says, “”Each movie we worked on was different. The journey was interesting for both of us. On some level, it is a process of self-torture, as we try and reinvent ourselves (smiles).”

In any case, a week ago, when we addressed him, the musical maestro was occupied with another venture. At his Chennai studio, he was blending his most recent record, which has  Virat Kohli rapping. So what happens when two legends from such various fields meet up for an creative collabration ? Rahman, who admits that he doesn’t play  cricket and hasn’t seen Virat play, says the recording session was a “amazing experience “. “I had heard incredible things about him. We completed the recording session in two hours,” says Rahman.

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In the event that Rahman is to be trusted, Indian cricket team’s Test captain  Virat Kohli is practically “pitch impeccable” in the recording studioHe says the ace batsman came in “good spirit and was in tune”. “We had a template for the song. There was a lot of improvisation involved. These days, we experiment a lot with the voice. Currently, we are working on the mixing stage,” says the composer. He adds that the anthem for the Premier Futsal League will be “peppy and upbeat”. Rahman also says there is an element of humour in the lyrics, but adds that music buffs will have to “wait for the song to enjoy it”. – CINEWS

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