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Rangeela 25 Years: When AR Rahman Faced Tough Time Working on ‘Rangeela’ Song From His Hotel Room

Before the OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime embarked in the entertainment sector, we only had to rely on cable TV. Many were seen hooked up on different channels catching up different entertainment stuff. Today as we see the classic cult film – Rangeela completing its 25 years in the industry, the film and things related to it have come into the discussion on social media. He was quick to share one post telling the story as to how he composed his first Hindi song.

Check his tweet on it.

When he was composing the song and music for one of the songs of the said film, he was facing a tough time. His productivity almost turned zero and the director Ram Gopal Verma felt so wild that he wished to punch the maestro musician AR Rahman. The composer was based in his hotel room and was working from there where he was distracted by the cable TV around him. It was this film that gave his debut in Bollywood. 

The film featured Aamir Khan, Urmila Matondkar, and Jackie Shroff in the leading roles. Since then it was no looking back for the composer as he went on to give some of the best movies and even grabbed Oscar Award for his music in the film Slumdog Millionaire. Rahman was in Goa staying in one of the cottages when he was getting distracted by the cable TV volume. He had to literally work hard for the same.  The makers shot for the song Hai Rama. But with these issues, Rahman kept his work delayed.

Bharati Parate

Bharathi is a writer and B Town enthusiast. She loves to be the part of such ventures and has written extensively in various domains. However, the entertainment industry remains her favorite. She has been with this venture from day one contributing in various sections of the portal. She is an avid reader and pets lover.
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