Legends AR Rahman and Gulzar are uniting for a new project which happens to be a biopic on Sahara chief Subrato Roy. Taking the onus is producer Sandip Ssingh, who has earlier produced films like Sarbjit (2016), Aligarh (2016), and Bhoomi (2017), among others. In July, Sandip acquired the rights to make the biopic of the Sahara chief. While it’s still unclear on who will play the titular role, the producer has ensured to get the best in the music business for his venture.
Confirming the development, Ssingh says, “I have been an ardent admirer of AR Rahman and Gulzar saab’s work. Their contribution to the cinema cannot be measured. Subrata Roy’s life is a story of grit, determination, and success and it needs the support of these two geniuses to realise this dream on 70 mm.”
Rahman and Gulzar’s last collaboration was for Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor’s Ok Jaanu in 2017. Hoping to do justice to Gulzar’s “soulful lyrics”, Rahman says, “[His] lyrics are extremely inspiring for a musician. I hope I can do justice to the lyrics and the story.”
The biopic is set to span several continents and traverse the business tycoon’s journey over the decades. The title and cast of the film are yet to be finalised and will be announced shortly.