12 August 2013 4:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – Superstar Indian composer A.R. Rahman, winner of two Oscars, a brace of Grammys, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire,” is turning multihyphenate.

Rahman has struck a deal with distributor and financier Eros Intl. to co-produce and score a feature film that he has written. A director and cast are yet to be announced. Rahman will co-produce via his Ym Movies shingle that has produced the musicvideos “Infinite Love” and “Changing Seasons.”

While details of the film’s plot are yet to be revealed, Rahman said that he came up with the idea during several long flights between India and Los Angeles. The composer has bases in Chennai, London and L.A.

The ‘Jai Ho’ composer also received Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Boyle’s “127 Hours.” A superstar at home long before “Slumdog MillionaireRahman has won all of India’s composing awards on multiple occasions. »


- Naman Ramachandran

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