Mumbai, Apr 2: South superstar Rajinikanth created history on Saturday when for the first time in his acting career, he recorded a Hindi song composed and co-sung by AR Rahman in London for his daughter Soundarya's film Kochadaiyaan.
The film's producers Dr Murli Manohar and Eros International were keen on the superstar singing the song in Hindi after he lent his voice to the original Tamil version, reports Mumbai Mirror.
“Rajini and Rahman came together to render Rahman's composition. In Hindi. Rajniji had earlier sung the theme song for the Tamil version of Kochadaiyaan. But that was a completely different song. You must understand that the Hindi version of Kochadaiyaan is totally independent of its Tamil version. And so are the songs,” Dr Manohar told Mirror.
The song has been written by Irshaad Kaamil of Love Aaj Kal and Rockstar fame. It is a complicated imagery of life and mortality and has a lot of difficult Urdu words. And Rajini was initially a little skeptical about pulling it off.
However, at the end of a 15-day schedule in London that began on March 19, the superstar managed to sing for Rahman.
An eyewitness revealed that it indeed was a historic number. that there was no such issue. "We sought the permission for Rasputin earlier on. So why wouldn't we take permissions for the other songs?" he retorted.