Yash Chopra ropes in Rahman for his next

By IANS

One more first for Yash Chopra. After teaming up with Salman Khan for the first time, the movie mogul has now collaborated with Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman for his yet-to-be-titled film starring Shah Rukh Khan.

"I am starting work on the music of my as-yet-untitled film with the very talented Rahman. Apart from the great honour that he has consistently brought to our country, he is also someone that has created some outstanding and memorable music, something which is very important and dear to me and my films," Chopra, who will also be directing the film, said in a statement.

"I am looking forward to creating some wonderful music combining Rahman's contemporary world music sensibilities and my old world sensibilities of lilting melodies," he added.

The filmmaker has yet to finalise the female lead for his movie to be made under his banner Yash Raj Films (YRF).

Yash Chopra teams up with Rahman for the first time
"Everyone knows that when I make a movie, Shah Rukh will be involved with it. He is like family to YRF and I have always regarded him as one of my own. There will be two leading ladies in my film. Once Adi gives me the final draft of the script, I will finalise the two girls who will be cast along with Shahrukh," said the 78-year-old whose last directorial venture was cross-border love story Veer-Zaara that came in 2004.

Two-time Oscar winner Rahman is also excited over the opportunity to work with him.

"I am very excited to work with Yashji and I am humbled by his faith in me for his film. I have seen that Yashji always portrays music as the inevitable essence of love and divinity in his movies. I hope as a team we can bring tremendous joy to all," said Rahman.

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