A.R. Rahman Teams Up with Toronto-based Production House for Maiden Directorial Venture

Award-winning composer, producer, and singer-songwriter A.R. Rahman can also add director to his list of credits thanks to Canada’s newest film and music production company, Toronto-based Ideal Entertainment.

Rahman is collaborating with Canadian company Ideal Entertainment to put forth three films, including “Le Musk.” The other two are “99 Songs” and “One Heart-The A.R. Rahman Concert Film.” Rahman was in Toronto last week for Ideal Entertainment’s media launch. He told host George Stroumboulopoulos it was his dream to produce quality movies based on music. And after writing his first script, he wanted to find financiers that believed in his vision.

Talking about his association with Ideal Entertainment, Rahman said: “I’m looking forward to continuing my collaboration with Ideal Entertainment because they truly understand the sensibilities of the audiences I’m trying to reach through my projects. On a personal level, I know the people at Ideal Entertainment have worked hard to come up in life, so they share the value, I put on hard work.”

Toronto’s Mayor John Tory was also present at the event, and he not only raved about Rahman and his talent but also asked him to consider “establishing a third home in Toronto.”  Tory said: “Mr. Rahman is a living music legend, whose talents have been celebrated worldwide, which inspire several lives. His endeavors span among local and international artistry music, dance and theater and his iconic work reinforces the need to celebrate the art and the entertainment scene in Toronto. Our industry in Toronto continues to look for opportunities to collaborate with him. We want him to visit often and even consider establishing a third home here,” he added.


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