Rahman not keen on a biopic on himself
The composer does not want a biopic to be made on his life, talks about his maiden production
He has been a subject of several documentaries, books and musicals, but Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman (right) is not keen on a biopic on himself.
“No, I won’t waste my time,” Rahman said when asked if he will be interested in a biopic on him. The 48-year-old composer says he is experiencing a “whole new shift” in the working process with his maiden production venture 99 Songs, directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy. “There has been a whole shift in my thinking. I am doing new things which I’ve never done before. Like casting... This is a complete shift in the way I work. And it’s very important to the movie-making process,” he said. Rahman also plans to turn the making of the film into a book, apart from considering writing one about himself. “The first movie I am producing could become a book later as there is so much of detailing going into it. It might be an interesting book,” he said.
“There’s already a book with (Nasreen) Munni Kabir (producer, author), we might write another book, but she told me to not write too much about myself. She asked me to wait for five years because my life is changing,” he said. The Mozart of Madras feels more Indian movies should become global hits. “I think more movies like Slumdog Millionaire should happen. It’s a question of success... it is the best revenge. If more movies from here become hit worldwide then the whole world will look at it and say ‘Oh! let’s go to India. Let’s make more movies there’,” he said.
I am doing new things which I’ve never done before. Like casting... It’s a complete shift in the way I work AR Rahman , music composer