Thrilled Rahman

A R Rahman is thrilled to score music for the animated movie Sultan The Warrior that would feature Rajnikanth.

Says Rahman, ' composing music for an animated movie is no easy joke. It is very demanding. Everything is artificial in an animated film, but the music plays a prominent film.Music is no doubt a character in such movies. I am excited to work in the project that features Rajnikanth'.

Rahman has been assigned to work for Golden Age, an English film, to be directed by Sheker Kapur. 'I know Shekher for over 10 years. We had worked for a advertisement commercial before. To be part of his movie is a great joy,' says Rahman. Grammy award- winner Craig Armstrong is also working with Rahman for the movie.

Rahman, Shekhar Kapur come together

Music composer A R Rahman, who achieved great laurels in Tamil and Hindi movies besides making his presence felt in global arena, will compose music for an English movie to be directed by Shekhar Kapur.

Rahman says, “I worked with Shekhar for an ad jingle before. I was thrilled when he approached me to work in his movie”.

Rahman is currently working in a couple of Hindi ventures besides Sakkarakatti, Azhagiya Tamil Magan and a movie with director Goutham Vasudev Menon.

New song for Sivaji (Hindi)

The Hindi version of Sivaji will see Rajnikant pay homage to current Bollywood screen icon Shah Rukh Khan in a specially added song.

The film, which will release after Diwali, will see Rajnikanth in the guise of the Rukhster as well as enacting like yesteryear actor Shammi Kapoor. Rajnikant was also asked to parody Amitabh Bachchan, but he refused due to the immense respect he has for the legend.

A.R. Rahman is to compose this song which Rajnikanth and the film's actress Shriya will begin shooting in the next month.