A R Rahman: 'I ask people to suggest changes'

By HT

Mumbai, May 27 -- His last Bollywood outing - Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) - received mixed reviews from critics and fans. But with his upcoming film, Raanjhaana, composer AR Rahman will be revisiting a sound that we haven't heard from him in a long time. In this candid interview, he talks about the folk-inspired melodies and classical tunes of the soundtrack, his other film projects, his return to television and the changing scene of Bollywood music.

Has your status as this iconic composer ever made directors hesitant about giving you feedback or requesting changes in the music you've created?

We all have to play our parts. I am very open and I ask people to suggest changes if they don't like anything I compose. And they do. We all enjoy the process of creating something