A.R. Rahman has been roped in to compose a special song commemorating 100 years of Indian cinema.
President of South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC), C. Kalyan, told DC, "Yes, Rahman will compose a song. Mani Ratnam took the initiative and persuaded him to do it."
"We’re taking keen interest in the lyrics. They will represent all Indian languages. A scholar of each language will pen lyrics for their part. Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry will pen the Telugu lyrics."
The South’s celebration of 100 years of Indian Cinema is scheduled to take place from September 1 to 3 in Chennai.
Kalyan added, "The first day is marked for celebrations of Tamil and Malayalam industries; the second day is for the Telugu and Kannada film industries." The event’s final day will be an extravaganza. Where bigwigs of the film fraternity including Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are slated to be present.
The chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala will also participate on the final day.
Having earlier drawn flak for issuing only 50 postal stamps honouring famous film personalities, the organisers are now plan ning to issue 50 more.
"While 50 stamps have already been released, we're now planning to release 50 more. Though, We haven't fin alised the names," says Kalyan.