Why Rahman skipped an English film for Tamil project?
Oscar winning composer A.R Rahman apparently skipped a Hollywood project to take out time to compose tunes for a Tamil film called Kaaviya Thalaivan, which features Siddharth and Prithviraj in lead roles. Apparently, Rahman declined the English project because he had the scope to innovate with folk music for the first time.

Rahman said that he has composed in several genres, but he hasn’t had the opportunity to score music for film with a scope for composing folk music. At the recent teaser launch of the film, he said he hasn’t got the opportunity to compose folk music for films very often. This project gave him the freedom to innovate with that genre of music. He added that he had to forego a Hollywood project to take out time for this film to compose twenty songs.

“Kaaviya Thalaivan” by national award-winning director Vasanthabalan is the story of a group of musical theatre actors of 1930s. The film, which is likely to release this summer, also features Vedhika Kumar, Anaika, Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Ponvannan and Singampuli in lead roles.