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

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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

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