Oscar winning composer AR Rahman is making a return to Kollywood after his one-year break. Last year,2011 he had a sole release in Rockstar that too in Hindi. Starting 2012 with Ekk Deewana Tha again in Bollywood, Rahman is back to his basics.
He was the special guest of honor on the American talk show named “Oprah’s Next Chapter”, hosted by world famous chat host Oprah Winfrey .On her first visit to India, Rahman welcomed her to his KM Music Conservatory (KMMC)- an educational institution of Western, Indian Music, and Audio Technology in Chennai. He also had his KMMC children’s choir perform for the show. The composer did talk about his 2 international projects coming up in DreamWorks Animation’s Monkeys of Mumbai, and Alex Kurtzman’s People Like Us. Apart from that, his Kollywood list has Mani Ratnam’s ‘Kadal’, Rajinikanth’s ‘Kochadaiyaan’, Dhanush’s film ‘Mariyaan’ directed by Bharathbala, Gautham Menon’s ‘Yohan: Adhyayam Ondru’ and a project with Director Shankar. Says Rahman, “Yes, it’s almost like a comeback of sorts for me. I’m making up for my absence. I would compose for as much as 5 films in Tamil this year”. Carpe diem, Rahman 🙂