News|July 28, 2010 7:04 am

Rahman says Goodbye to Bollywood!

After Slumdog Millionaire, legendry music director, A R Rahman has been seriously thinking of considering only internally projects. The music-director returns to India only because of his long-pending Indian assignments. But because of his to-and-fro to India, is interrupting his abroad projects and his abroad career. So, now the director has decided to put his national assignments on hold and concentrate on abroad projects.

At the moment Rahman is back again in Chennai for mixing the music of Abbas’ film. But the background score of the film which releases in October is still be done.  A source says,

“The Indian assignments after Slumdog Millioniare have been very time-consuming ,especially Raavan where Rahman not only had to do two versions of the music in Hindi and Tamil, but director Mani Ratnam also asked him to give 3-4 tunes for every lyric before one was selected. The music of Raavan took more time than Rahman could afford, with the result that other Indian assignments primarily Abbas Tyrewala’s untitled John Abraham-Pakhi starrer got left behind.”

In-fact Abbas Tyrewala’s next flick has been delayed because of Rahman’s busy schedule. A source continued,

“Rahman had to continuously keep breaking his international tours and other projects to be home for various reasons like the music release of Raavan and other things. He has begun to feel that his international career would never take off if he has to keep returning home.”

Abbas Tyrewala who is currently in Chennai with Rahman, says,

“Yes Rahman has been a little tied up and therefore unable to deliver quickly. But that’s because he has to be constantly moving back and forth between India and the US. Raavan took much longer than Rahman thought. I’m not worried about my music. It’s almost done. Whatever time Rahman takes is finally worth the while.”

Meanwhile, Rahman has not signed a single new assignment in Mumbai or Chennai in the last few months.