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The movie industry is doing great with music in Indian languages: AR Rahman

For his upcoming projects, he has Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan, besides an untitled film, headlined by Shahrukh Khan, and helmed by Atlee.

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Last Updated: 10.08 AM, May 14, 2022

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The movie industry is doing great with music in Indian languages: AR Rahman
AR Rahman

Double-Oscar winning composer, AR Rahman, finds collaborating and working with a younger crop of artists very symbiotic. Not only does it provide the younger artists with a chance to learn from the experience of seniors, but it also inspires them with new creative ideas.

At a recent media interaction to announce the second season of NEXA Music, the Jai Ho-hitmaker said, "When I meet young talent, we share philosophies and thoughts. Everyone learns from everyone, it's a supportive environment."

Rahman explained the creative relationship between the talent group, saying, "We offer hope, faith, and enthusiasm to the younger generation. That's how we exchange ideas back and forth."

Recently, Rahman scored the music for Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tiger Shroff's Heropanti 2.

For his upcoming projects, he has Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan, besides an untitled film, headlined by Shahrukh Khan, and helmed by Atlee.

The second season of NEXA Music will feature two segments: NEXA Music Lounge and NEXA Music Lab. In addition to Rahman, music composer Mikey McCleary, Clinton Cerejo and Bianca Gomes (Shor Police), Uday Benegal, and Monica Dogra will provide mentorship to the 24 selected performers.

Music videos will be produced featuring the original tracks of the shortlisted artists. Four of the top 24 performers will be shortlisted and crowned as the Super Winners of Season 2. They will create an additional original English song under the mentorship of the music producer, which will be incorporated into their respective music videos.

Rahman also stressed the importance of English. He described it as a global language that helps break down barriers. When asked if he would like to come up with a similar talent-sourcing identification series in India's regional languages, the music director added, "The movie industry is doing great with music in Indian languages. This initiative is focused on making our artists global, so that they compete for Grammys, and be on international platforms."

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