Just a couple of months after music maestro AR Rahman had revealed that he was working on a Hollywood project calledÂ Street Dancing, with English musician and record producer Dave Stewart, it is learnt that the project may not materialise now.
â€œIf we go ahead with our movie, then it may have no impact at all and we donâ€™t want to be fourth in line for a movie on a particular subject,â€ Amritraj says. â€œSo we are evaluating things at the moment. We are also thinking of reworking the project, if possible.â€
Though Rahmanâ€™s work on this project may go in vain, Amritraj says that heâ€™s going to continue looking for opportunities to work with theMozart of Madras.
Calling Rahman a â€œtrue crossover starâ€, Amitraj says, â€œIâ€™ve worked with Rahman long ago inÂ Jeans and heâ€™s been a friend since then. Heâ€™s the most exciting talent to have come out of India, and whenever thereâ€™s a movie that has a cross-cultural feel to it, Iâ€™ll definitely be working with himâ€.
When asked if heâ€™d like to do a musical based on India with Rahman, Amritraj chuckles, â€œIâ€™ve been looking for a story for ages now. If scriptwriters can come up with interesting material or fun, sweeping stories set between India and the west, Iâ€™d be the first one to produce it.â€2