Though most musicians have ample knowledge on world music, there are only a handful who compose for the whole world. AR Rahman, without a doubt, is one of the most sought after musicians with an international presence. Composing for every part of the world, AR Rahman is that rare talent who bagged two golden ladies at the Oscars. But his Hollywood rendezvous does not end there. It would be an understatement to say ARR has ardent fans all over the world. Justifying this, the track ‘Tere Bina’ from ‘Guru’ (Bollywood) is all to feature in the upcoming animated Hollywood film – ‘Planes’. Revolving around the life of different planes, the animation movie is to have a scene showing the Taj Mahal and this song is to feature there.
But this is not the first time an ARR song features in Hollywood. Earlier, the mega popular ‘Chhaiya Chhaiya’ from ‘Dil Se’ featured in Denzel Washington’s ‘Inside Man’. Meanwhile, the track ‘Swasame’ from Kamal Hassan starrer ‘Tenali’ featured in the 2008 release, ‘Accidental Husband’. Also, the theme music of ‘Bombay’ was used in the film ‘Lord of War’, by Nicolas Cage. Looks like we aren’t the only ones who love the earthen flavours.