99 Songs: AR Rahman introduces Ehan Bhat, male lead of film marking his debut as producer, writer

FP Staff

Apr 26, 2019 16:34:06 IST

AR Rahman, who will make his debut as producer and writer in 99 Songsintroduced the male lead of his film, Ehan Bhat, on Twitter  The Oscar-winning music composer wrote that he hoped the audience would respond positively to the actor's performance.

In 2017, Rahman had revealed that newcomers Edilsy Varghese and Tenzin Dalha will also be part of the film. He had also said that he took close to 1000 auditions to cast the lead pair. The actors were then trained in KM Music Conservatory, a music academy founded by him. They also attended exclusive acting workshops.

Previously, Rahman had described 99 Songs as "a young, passionate story with music in its soul." The film is backed his production banner YM Movies along with Jio Studios and Ideal Entertainment.

Lisa Ray, Manisha Koirala, composer-drummer Ranjit Barot and Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram will be seen in supporting roles. Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, director of MTV's Bring on the Night and The Dewarists, has helmed 99 Songs.

The film will release worldwide on 21 June in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Updated Date: Apr 26, 2019 16:34:06 IST

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