Music maestro A.R. Rahman, who is one of the greatest musicians of the country, will soon be a part of the small screen.
Rahman has teamed up with Ashutosh Gowariker in his directorial venture in television show, "Everest", as the music composer of the show.
The great musician had earlier composed and lent his voice in Gowariker's blockbusters including "Lagaan", "Jodhaa Akbar" and "Swades" among others.
"Ashutosh has given me so many good songs in his movies. It is a great start for me with Ashutosh and Star Plus," the Oscar-winning composer told Indian Express at the poster launch of "Everest".
Although, "Everest" is not Rahman's first collaboration with television, considering the fact that he had earlier acted in TV show "Wonder Balloon" (1980), the musical master feels that Indian television has changed a lot and has become bigger and better with passing years.
"I started with 'Wonder Balloon'. Since then, television has changed a lot. It has become so big... It has high-definition now," Rahman added.
While speaking to the daily, Rahman mentioned that it was Gowariker who approached him with the beautiful concept. The director-producer had briefed him about the charactersm, based on which the great musician had composed the theme songs.
"Ashutosh came to me with a concept, which was so intriguing and beautiful. He has briefed me about 12 characters. In fact, we finished the theme song three days back. We have tried to make it very orchestral," he added.
"Everest" will air from November on Star Plus and is based on the story of a young lady who wishes to reach the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest.
Meanwhile, apart from television debut, the filmmaker is set to roll the cameras for his upcoming mega project, "Mohenjo Daro". The period drama has Hrithik Roshan as the lead actor opposite model-turned-actress Pooja Hegde.
Besides Gowariker, producer-director Sanjay Leela Bhansali too had made his directorial venture in a daily soap "Saraswatichandra" in 2013. However, due to conflicts between him and the channel that aires the show, the "Mary Kom" producer opted outof the project.