Music director AR Rahman has revealed that veteran playback singer P Susheela has expressed her wish of wanting him to make her biopic. Rahman revealed this during a Twitter Spaces session during a promotion of his maiden production, 99 Songs, which has now been released on OTT following its theatrical release on April 16 earlier this year.
When AR Rahman was asked about the most moving feedback that he has got for the film, he said, “I was talking to the great south Indian singer P Susheela ma yesterday, and I asked her if she had watched 99 Songs. I told her that it is out on Netflix, and she asked me what’s that. Later, her brother, who was with her spoke, to me and I told him to show her the Telugu version of our film on OTT. After watching, she called back and said, ‘This is very good’. And then she added, ‘I want my story to be made this way, will you help it? That was epic. She is one of the legends and she has sung like so many thousands of songs and has been there for seven generations. And she is one of my favourite singers and seeing someone from that generation responding to my film that way was lovely.”