Australia invites A R Rahman

Music maestro A R Rahman has been invited by Australian High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese to work with Australian directors in a bid to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Speaking at the preview of the 2010 Australian Film Festival in Chennai on Monday, Varghese said Australia wanted to strengthen its bond with the Indian film industry and the film festival was a step in the direction.

“Maybe Baz Luhrmann (popular Australian director) and his good friend A R Rahman can come together and make a big movie soon,” Verghese said, extending an open invitation to the Mozart of Madras.

A screening of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Australia’ was held at the preview. The film festival will be conducted at the South Indian Film Chamber Theatre between May 26 and 31. For further details, log on to

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