Kamal Haasan had an online interaction with A R Rahman on Friday, during which the actor-filmmaker and Oscar-Grammy winning musician shared many interesting things.
Kamal said that he was skeptical about Rahman’s songs in ‘Indian’, which was their first film together. Stating that he couldn’t initially accept Rahman’s music since he was an ardent Ilayaraaja fan, Kamal however added that he was impressed by Rahman in their first film together itself.
Kamal also accepted that he had blind eye and deaf ears to music other than that of mastero Ilaiyaraaja’s. Kamal praised one of the songs that Rahman has delivered for their upcoming film ‘Thalaivan Irukkindran’.
“After ‘Indian’ album, if I had to pick one favourite AR Rahman song, it would be the unreleased special track from our upcoming film which none of you has heard so far, so it is not worthy to do discuss now. For me, it is the best of Rahman, but we have not released not a song yet. For me, I have never heard a song like that,” Kamal said.
He added: “When I met Rahman for that song, people thought, the song would take months to shape out. We met, we were talking for so long, then we got the first word for the composition, then Rahman asked me if I could write the lyrics by the next morning. I came back around 2-2.30 and I gave him the full lyrics by 8.30 and we recorded the song that evening itself and nobody could believe it.”
“”For me, I have never heard a song like that. I would have felt bad if that song wasn’t been created for my film. I even asked Rahman if we can release the song as a private album if we couldn’t release the film,” Kamal stated.