I was offered to compose music for Aakashagopuram by the director and producer. They wanted an international flavour to the music with a universal appeal.
It must have been a totally different environment.
The processes remain the same everywhere. The work was carried out at a highly professional level. I have given music to a dance number as well! Everything progressed really well.
You’ve also composed music for a Russian film. Has music become globalised?
Absolutely! Television has played a vital role in it. Bollywood is reaching Hollywood. I’m sure I’m first of the many who’ll come to India.
Do you see Indian musicians composing for foreign films as well?
I don’t see why not! It’s only a matter of time.
Indian music composers you admire.
I love A.R. Rahman’s music. Among the classical maestros it is Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.
Any Indian musical instrument that interests you?
I would love to...