Young singers have universal appeal: A.R.Rahman

By HT

Rahman is now introducing singer Leon D'Souza through the film Ek Deewana Tha, starring Prateik and Amy Jackson. "I believe that young voices today are very universal and appeal to all age groups," said Rahman. "Launching Leon D'Souza was not an instant decision. I heard a couple
of other young people, but I found Leon's voice very unique and fresh with a universal appeal to it. So I thought why not give him a chance. Also I felt his voice matches perfectly with Prateik's voice," added the 45-year-old maestro, who launched the music of the movie, here Wednesday.

Directed by Gautham Menon, Ek Deewana Tha is a remake of Tamil film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, which was also directed by Menon. The story revolves around an aspiring filmmaker from Mumbai, who falls in love with a woman from a strict