Looks like it’s a year of many firsts for Yash Raj Films. Not only is Yash Chopra directing a film after seven years, he has also roped in musical maestro A. R. Rahman to compose the music for his film.
Yash Chopra was generous in his praise for the Oscar winning music director, “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.”
On working with Yash Chopra for the first time, Rahman said, “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.”
Without leaving anything to rumour mongers, Yash said, “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 (son Aditya Chopra) gives me the final draft of the script, I will finalise the two girls who will be cast along with Shah Rukh.” Yash Chopra’s last directed Veer-Zaara in 2004.
So Shah Rukh Khan gets to woo two ladies, or is it the other way around?