AR Rahman to give Olympics a Bollywood vibe

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

AR Rahman composes for London Olympics
AR Rahman composes for London Olympics

As people around the world prepare to experience the Olympics��in London, the opening ceremony will probably be the event watched by most and news has it that it will have a Bollywood touch in the shape of AR Rahman.

In collaboration with the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008) director Danny Boyle, the award-winning composer has created a Punjabi song to be played as a part of the opening ceremony. Rahman tweeted, “It’s a track in Punjabi, celebrating the Indian influence in the UK. It’s a part of a medley in the Olympics opening ceremony, according to Danny Boyle’s creative wishes!”

Reporters, according to Times of India,��also got in touch with one of Rahman’s team��who concluded, “Yes, he has composed a number for the Olympics. But his is one of the songs and not the only song.” According to reports, music composer Ilaiyaraaja’s song Naandhaan Ungappanda, from ‘Ram Lakshma’ (1981) will also be included in the medley.

As Boyle works hard in preparing for the ceremony, attempting to create music for the grand event, expectations are high and the pressure is on.