The Music Maestro was seen sharing the stage with lead actor and debutant Ehan Bhatt
’99 Songs’ , the multi-lingual musical romance film that has been directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, has been co-written and produced by A. R. Rahman making it his maiden production venture. The movie has Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas in lead roles.
Recently there was a music launch of 99 songs held in Chennai. At the event, after the anchor welcomed AR Rahman, she greeted Ehan Bhat in Hindi, to which the music maestro is seen raising an eyebrow and asking her, ‘Hindi?’ The audience bursts into laughter and cheers for him but as he steps down from the stage , he asks the anchor again, “Didn’t I ask you already if you speak in Tamil or not?”. The anchor is heard explaining that she was just welcoming Ehan Bhat and making him feel at home in Chennai, when the music maestro smiles and says, ‘Just joking’! The anchor then replies saying, “Thank you sir, it’s always a pleasure to be trolled by the maestro.” The audience is left in splits. The video of the event has gone viral.
It has been reported that 99 songs has actors like Lisa Ray, Manisha Koirala and Aditya in important roles. A R Rahman had earlier said in a statement, “99 Songs is about one man’s struggle against the old and the new world. And the antidote is music.” The film is expected to reach theatres on April 16th 2021.