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A. R. Rahman launches romantic album ‘Ek Deewana Tha’ at Taj Mahal

Agra, Dec 21 What better than the symbol of love, the Taj Mahal, as the backdrop to the launch of a romantic music album for the film “Ek Deewana Tha”, says Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman.

“The movie has so many romantic songs, so what can be the perfect way to project my songs with Taj as a backdrop. I always want people to recognise my music and this is what I am trying to do (through this album),” Rahman told reporters here on the sidelines of the music launch.

“The film is the perfect expression of love and that’s what the songs speak,” he added. Rahman was accompanied by the film’s cast, Prateik and Amy Jackson.

Even Prateik is excited to have got a chance to work with The Mozart of Madras.

“I love Taj, especially because it is a symbol of love. Also, working with Rahman was such a delight,” said Prateik.

The album has an interesting mix of romantic and emotional numbers. While two of them are fresh Hindi songs, the remaining five are Hindi versions of original songs sung in Tamil and Telugu. The lyrics are penned by Javed Akhtar.

Directed by Gautham Menon, the film revolves around an aspiring filmmaker from Mumbai, who falls in love with a woman from a strict orthodox Christian family. It is the remake of Tamil film “Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa”, which was also directed by Menon.

IANS

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