A R Rahman talks about his rebirth

Music maestro A R Rahman, who has not only composed music for 99 Songs, but has also turned producer and writer with the project, has said he feels like he was born again.

Speaking at the trailer launch of the film, he said, “I feel like I have been reborn since the time I have decided to turn producer. It’s an entirely new feeling.”

Talking about the challenges of making a film, he said, “It’s like being born again as a new man. When I started as a film music composer, I already had 10 years of experience.

But as a producer, it felt so new and seemed like I was starting all over again and I wanted to leave no stone unturned in giving it my best.

Also, since I was working with other debutants – the director and the actor – I was reminded that I have a completely new team and we had a modest budget. I didn’t want to spare any effort in presenting it well and try to make our own epic.”

To a question on whether he visited the sets, he said, ““I knew that if some important scenes needed to be expanded, I ensured I would be present on set.

Our executive producer would tell me that we have time constraints and will have to wrap the scene in a day while I was keen on four because those are the scenes that need love and complete justice.

It’s an art to balance between creative and commercial. However, if you get too creative, then you may have to sell your property.” Directed by debutant Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, the film has Ehan Bhat in the lead. The film will release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.