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News |  17 Oct 2008 08:25 |  By RnMTeam

A R Rahman's mother unveils 'Yuvvraaj's music

MUMBAI: Known to be Subhash Ghai's most ambitious project till date, multistarrer Yuvvraaj's music was launched under the T-Series label at a suburban hotel in Mumbai on Thursday.

Though the multi-star cast of the film was not in attendance, the man behind the much anticipated film's music A R Rahman was present with his mother Karima Begum, who officially launched the music of the film along with lyricist Gulzar and director Subhash Ghai.

A R Rahman, who has previously worked with Ghai on the 1999 musical hit 'Taal', said, "Well, comparisons are bound to happen between Taal and Yuvvraaj's music. But, both the films are different and I would suggest that you listen to Yuvvraaj's music with an open heart – don't compare this with anything (laughs)."

Lyricist Gulzar, the man who penned the magic words, also seemed to be in a jolly mood – speaking in a mix of Hindi and Urdu to the media, he said, "A R Rahman has a different style of working, he doesn't follow any set pattern when it comes to lyrics – so I have more freedom, it does not have to rhyme always. Subhash Ghai was also open to new ideas – all of which I have incorporated in the songs – Subhash Ghai is known as a great showman, and I waited for a rather long time to work with him."

He added, "When I saw the songs of Yuvvraaj on screen, I sent a message to Rahman saying that they were magnificent, and this is a very honest opinion of his songs and picturisation."

Subhash Ghai said, "All the main characters, like Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Katrina are singers/musicians – Zayed (Khan) is a disco dancer! So, music is the most vital element of this film– It's the music which is taking the story futher," said the enthusiastic producer- director who is returning to direction after a gap of three years.

Yuvvraaj has the protagonist (Salman Khan) playing the role of a musician who dreams of leading a symphony orchestra some day. Besides this, his onscreen love interest, Katrina Kaif is also shown as a cellist. Anil Kapoor's character, which can be described as the common link between Taal and Yuvvraaj, has not been disclosed. American actor Jacob Hadas makes his Bollywood debut with a small part in this film.

The film, believed to be shot at exotic locations, is scheduled to release on 21 November, 2008.

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