MUMBAI: Yash Raj Films’ chairman Yash Chopra has brought on board Oscar winning music composer AR Rahman to compose for his next directorial venture starring Shah Rukh Khan.
This is the first time that Chopra and Rahman will be coming together for a movie.
Chopra said, “I am starting work on the music of my as yet untitled film with the very talented Rahman. Apart from the great honour that he has consistently brought to our country, he is also someone that has created some outstanding and memorable music, something which is very important and dear to me and my films. I am looking forward to creating some wonderful music combining Rahman’s contemporary world music sensibilities and my old world sensibilities of lilting melodies.”
Rahman added, “I am very excited to work with Yashji and I am humbled by his faith in me for his film. I have seen that Yashji always portrays music as the inevitable essence of love and divinity in his movies. I hope as a team we can bring tremendous joy to all.”
Regarding the cast of his movie, Chopra informs, “Everyone knows that when I make a movie, Shah Rukh will be involved with it. He is like family to YRF and I have always regarded him as one of my own. There will be two leading ladies in my film. Once Adi gives me the final draft of the script, I will finalise the two girls who will be cast along with Shah Rukh.”
Chopra’s last directorial film was Veer Zaara starring Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta in lead roles.