Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Music superstar A.R. Rahman, who is composing the music for Pele biopic, says the opportunity is a big honour and meeting Brazilian football legend was a “dream come true”.

“Pele is a big legend in sports and doing his movie is such a big honour,” Rahman told media persons at a interaction for “Jai Ho”, a documentary on his life to be telecast on Discovery channel. He also said that when he had read the film’s script, he loved the whole idea of it.

In a recent interview, Rahman had said that he was a “zero in sports” and “he composed music for Pele without knowing him”. “The music I’m making is on the personality, it’s an emotion, you’re not physically involved. To follow sports, it requires energy and ‘mehnat’ (hard work). And for me, all my work, all my energy is from music. From childhood that’s been my focus with undivided attention,” he had said.

The biopic on Pele is titled “Pele” and is being written and directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist. Regarding the kind of music we can expect from the film, Rahman said: “It’s really edgy, the mode of making is the school of Danny Boyle, but it’s very Pele – very Brazilian. It’s got that influence and I loved it.” Rahman met Pele at his special birthday celebration in Kolkata along with cricket legend Sourav Ganguly and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

 

About the experience of the event, he said, “It was fantastic, it was a dream come true. Going to Kolkata, meeting the chief minister, meeting the prince Ganguly, it was like the icing on the cake. It was literally the cake as the chief minister gave me the cake.” “Jai Ho” will premiere on October 26.

  • SHARE
    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Mohammad Hafeez Reported For Suspect Bowling Action Again

    Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspect bowling action once again. The off-spinner was reported for a suspect action by match officials...

    Here’s The Daily Sports Round Up From Around The Globe On 19th October, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 19th October 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting...

    David Warner Reveals Why He Asked Rohit Sharma To Talk English

    Three years after being involved in a heated exchange with Rohit Sharma, Australia's star David Warner has revealed why he told the India opener to...

    SA vs BAN 2nd ODI: Every Team Lacks An AB de Villiers: Mashrafe Mortaza

    If Bangladesh were hoping for a respite in the third One-Day International against South Africa on Wednesday (October 18) after being thoroughly outplayed in the...

    South Africa Vs Bangladesh 2017: AB De Villiers Is A Destroyer – Mashrafe Mortaza

    Doubting champions is never the sensible thing to do especially in a sport like cricket, which thrives on the brilliance of champions. One such...