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A R Rahman: I Feel Honoured to Compose Music For Pele Biopic

  | October 14, 2015 12:02 IST (Mumbai)
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Mr Rahman met Pele on his birthday, which was celebrated in Kolkata along with cricket legend Sourav Ganguly and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee."It was fantastic. It was a dream come true. Going to Kolkata, meeting the chief minister, meeting the prince Ganguly, it was like the icing on the cake," said A R Rahman

Music maestro A R Rahman, who is composing music for the biopic on Pele, said that it was a big honour for him to do this.
"Pele is a big legend in sports and doing his movie is such a big honour," Mr Rahman told reporters at a media interaction for Jai Ho, a documentary based on the life of Pele. He also said that when he read the film's script, he loved the whole idea of it.
In a recent interview, Mr Rahman also said that he was "zero in sports" and "he composed music for Pele without knowing him."
"The music I'm making is on the personality. It's an emotion, you're not physically involved. To follow sports, it requires energy and mehnat (hard work). And for me, all my work, all my energy is from music. From childhood that's been my focus with undivided attention," he added.
The biopic on Pele is titled Pele and is being written and directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist. Regarding the kind of music which can be expected from the film, Mr Rahman said: "It's really edgy. The mode of making is the school of Danny Boyle, but it's very Pele - very Brazilian. It's got that influence and I loved it."
Mr Rahman met Pele on his birthday, which was celebrated in Kolkata along with cricket legend Sourav Ganguly and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Also Read: AR Rahman's Epic Picture With Pele, Saurav Ganguly, Mamata Banerjee)
"It was fantastic. It was a dream come true. Going to Kolkata, meeting the chief minister, meeting the prince Ganguly, it was like the icing on the cake. It was literally the cake as the chief minister gave me the cake," he added.
Jai Ho will premiere on October 26.

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