AR Rahman on CNN’s The Screening Room

MUMBAI: In August, CNN’s show The Screening Room features Bollywood’s ace composer and instrumentalist A.R.Rahman, who has sold over 200 million albums. The show also focuses on two more top film score composers – Hans Zimmer – Lifetime Academy Award-winner and Ennio Morricone (The Mission, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly).

Credited for introducing Indian music to the west, A.R.Rahman discusses with host, Myleene Klass on his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber to produce the hit musical ‘Bombay Dreams’. The renowned Indian musician, who has composed some of the most stunning tunes for Bollywood films, also shares his experience working with different directors including Deepa Mehta, Shekhar Kapur and Ashutosh Gowarikar, before revealing his views on the future evolvement of the Indian film industry. 
What is the true role of music in a movie? How do composers work with directors? With forthcoming features, such as Vivaldi and Bob Dylan’s films which are currently in production, why do musicians make such compelling subjects for films? This month’s theme strikes a chord with The Screening Room’s Myleene Klass – herself a classically trained pianist, violinist and singer who trained at Britain’s prestigious Guildhall school and Royal Academy of Music.