Diwali has had its host of topics to write about, from news on a French film based on the Mumbai 2008 terrorist attacks to commenting on the Shah Rukh Khan - Deepika Padukone starrer Happy New Year or reviewing Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan's Bang Bang... However, the following piece of news seems personally more noteworthy and therefore I will give all above-mentioned topics the skip.
After recently working for television with Ashutosh Gowariker, AR Rahman is looking forward to starting the production of his maiden film, following in the footsteps of celebrated Vishal Bhardwaj who successfully transitioned from the music industry into film making.
The film will be in Hindi and will be set in North India. Rahman's new role as a producer should allow him to succeed in his pursuit to create music that is more representative of his own musical essence. It will equally open unlimited avenues to manifest his music visually, which he has been preparing for by being involved in the making of music videos.
When questioned about whether he would be willing to take on the filmmaking director's seat, Rahman acknowledges that film direction is not in his plans anytime soon. Working alongside film directors such as Danny Boyle and Mani Ratnam however did facilitate his interest and exploration of filming techniques, which will in turn allow him to be fully involved in the making of his first film.