To be bankrolled by Fox Star Studios, debutant Mukesh Chhabra’s film is a Hindi remake of the 2014 Hollywood film The Fault In Our Stars and Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has been confirmed as the leading man for the film. According to latest reports, the AR Rahman has been roped in to compose for the upcoming musical romance.
Yes, you read that right, the makers of the film have got the maestro on board to compose music, which played a pivotal part in the Hollywood original featuring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Well, there’s no denying that we can’t imagine any other music director other than Rahman to recreate soul-stirring music for this romantic drama.
Rahman confirmed the news, saying, “I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Fox Star Studios and Mukesh Chhabra on many projects in the past and they have all been great experiences. When I heard the narration of their Indian adaptation of Fault in Our Stars and especially how music is so beautifully woven into the narrative I got quite excited. I am looking forward to creating music for this heartwarming venture.”
Rahman and the film’s producers, Fox Star Studios, have previously collaborated on Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire which won eight Oscars (for many categories), including Best Original Music Score. Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said, “We are thrilled to have AR Rahman on board for the hindi adaptation of our Hollywood hit, The Fault In Our Stars. Fox Star Studios and AR Rahman have had a very special relationship over the years and we cant think of a better project to work on. With Mukesh Chhabra, the ace casting director making his directorial debut, and A R Rahman’s midas touch, our film is all set to hit the right notes with music lovers.” ALSO READ: Irrfan Khan – Deepika Padukone’s Sapna Didi To Get Delayed Further, Producer Prernaa Arora Opens Up
The film marks the directorial debut of casting director Mukesh Chhabra. Excited about working with AR Rahman, Chhabra said, “When I started out as a Casting Director many years ago I never ever imagined that I would get an opportunity to work with the greatest music legend of the country. As a Casting Director I have worked on many films where AR Rahman Sir was the music composer but it was like a dream come true when he agreed to do the music for The Fault In Our Stars remake. It is truly a hand of encouragement and boost for a debutant director like myself to have AR Rahman sir on board.”
The 2014 film revolves around Hazel Grace Lancaster (played by Shailene), a 16-year-old cancer patient, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she meets and subsequently falls in love with Augustus Waters (played by Ansel), another cancer patient. The Hollywood movie received worldwide recognition with strong critical and commercial success for its portrayal of a sensitive and unique love story.
Helmed by Josh Boone, The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by John Green. Besides Shailene and Ansel, the film also features Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, and Willem Dafoe in supporting roles. Watch this space for further updates.