Oscar winner AR Rahman is collaborating with Danny Boyle for a special number in Punjabi for the London Olympics, celebrating the Indian influence in the UK.
The music wizard has composed this special number for the opening ceremony of the grand sporting event. What’s more, he’ll be collaborating with none other than Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle for this segment of the show. Rahman tweeted, “It’s a track in Punjabi, celebrating the Indian influence in the UK. It’s a part of a medley in the Olympics opening ceremony, according to Danny Boyle’s creative wishes!”
When contacted, Rahman’s official spokesperson stated, “Yes, he has composed a number for the Olympics. But his is one of the songs and not the only song.” It is heard that the Oscar winner is ensuring that the song is grand in terms of musical content, given the global reach of the Olympics.
Filmmaker Danny Boyle, who has worked with the Chennai composer on 127 Hours as well, is said to have planned a three-hour musical show that will feature various genres of music. He’s taking active interest in putting together a big show for worldwide audiences, say sources.
Interestingly, it has also been learned that one of maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s songs too reportedly is featured in the list for the opening ceremony of the upcoming London Olympics. The selected song is Naandhaan Ungappanda… from the 1981 film Ram Lakshman, starring Kamal Haasan and Sripriya.