Akshay Kumar - A R Rahman Come Together For ‘Blue’
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and AR Rahman will be seen together for the first time in the movie ‘Blue’. A project by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision, the multi-starrer, is one of the most awaited releases of the year.
Rahman, speaking about the action hero, said, “My first memory of Akshay is his grooving to Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast with Raveena Tandon in ‘Mohra’. The year was 1994 and I had just completed the music of ‘Rangeela’.’’
Akshay is in all praise for Rahman. An enthusiastic Akshay said, “And my all-time favourite Rahman album is ‘Roja’. I listened to it continuously for two months when I was shooting a film in Shimla. And though the music had a soulful feel, I would still exercise only to that track.’’
‘Blue’ is the first album of Rahman post his two Oscars for the celebrated ‘Slumdog Millionaire. ‘Blue’ is the first Bollywood flick which will have a music launch on memory cards and pen drives.
An excited Rahman speaking about the new concept said, “Any music that I lay my hands on, I first rip it apart on my computer. I repeatedly listen to a new album because I wish to grab all the finer nuances of it.’’
“This is fantastic. What one must ensure is that the sound is of the highest quality,’ exclaimed Rahman
Akshay on the novel idea says, “After the pen drive, we’ll perhaps have the music album in an injection form. All you need to do is to prick the needle and you’ll break into song.’’
‘Blue’ will be Rahman’s last movie in this season as Rahman is lined up with many international projects.
Speaking about his overseas projects, Rahman said, “I love all filmmakers but there is only that much work I can do. I have taken on a couple of major assignments overseas and I’m also committed to building my music school. I wanted to do something different hence I chose to associate with Tony’s Blue.’’
Rahman says that Blue’s music is blend of Indian sounds and international feel.