A R Rahman to compose Punjabi track for opening ceremony London Olympics 2012


Indian composer A R Rahman is once again set to team up with Hollywood director Danny Boyle to compose a song for the upcoming opening ceremony of the London Olympics. Rahman went on to reveal that the track will be a Punjabi song celebrating the Indian influence in Britain.

The Oscar winning composer said in his Facebook page, “Clarifying the report on the Olympics track I am composing… It’s a track in Punjabi celebrating the Indian influence in the UK”. Rahman has earlier worked with Boyle on the films like ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘127 Hours’.

The composer also said that it is a part of the medley in the Olympic ceremony according to Boyle’s creative wishes. More reports revealed that the song ‘Naanthaan Ungappanda’ composed by Ilayaraja from Kamal Haasan’s movie ‘Ram Lakshman’ will also be a part of the opening ceremony.

Rahman for his composition in Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ has won two Oscar Awards. The 2012 London Olympics will be held from July 27 to August 12, 2012. Many of the Indian celebrities are expected to attend the Olympics, which include Madhuri Dixit, Farhan Akhtar and Salman Khan. Sources have revealed that Farhan is finalizing his trip as per the schedule of the key athletes in which the Indians are participating.