Hollywood News : Renowned composer A.R. Rahman, who won international acclaim with his Oscar-winning soundtrack for “Slumdog Millionaire,” has recently revealed his sentiment of being pigeonholed in Hollywood, despite his significant achievements.
Composer AR Rahman, renowned for his Oscar-winning talents, has unveiled his feelings of being pigeonholed in Hollywood following his monumental win. He humorously stated that there seems to be a tendency for people to think, “‘Oh Indian stuff, let’s go to AR!'” This sentiment has curtailed his opportunities to truly explore and diversify his creative repertoire. Despite his global works like “127 Hours,” “Million Dollar Arm,” and “Pele,” Rahman often receives offers primarily when projects involve Indian themes.
In an engaging conversation with Taarini Kaur Dang of Forbes, Rahman shed light on his experiences. He pointed out, “Even though I have done 127 Hours, Pele and other stuff but still the urge… There’s nothing bad with that.” While he holds a deep appreciation for Indian cinema and remains proud of his contributions to it, he yearns for the chance to undertake creative endeavors that stray from his familiar Indian musical landscape. Unfortunately, he finds that securing such opportunities in Hollywood, where available niches are already occupied, proves to be quite challenging.
Rahman’s directorial debut, “Le Musk,” was showcased at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The inception of this virtual reality thriller traces back to a collaborative brainstorming session between Rahman and his wife. He expressed his thought process during its creation, pondering why creative expressions couldn’t transcend geographical boundaries. He also noted that while there was an element of risk, much of the project was self-funded, with support from kind contributors. The premiere of “Le Musk” received an enthusiastic response at Cannes, solidifying Rahman’s belief in pushing artistic limits.
Described as a 37-minute “cinematic sensory experience,” “Le Musk” centers around Juliet Merdinian (Nora Arnezeder), an orphaned heiress and musician who embarks on a quest to trace the enigmatic scents of three distinct men. The film’s intriguing premise aligns with Rahman’s mission to venture into uncharted territories and continue breaking creative barriers.
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