Director Venkat Prabhu has a longstanding wish of having AR Rahman to sing a song for his film. Even for Biriyani, the director tried reaching Rahman for the special number Thirumbi Va. But the composer couldn’t make it and for Venkat, this was a case of fifth time unlucky where his immense desire to have the Oscar winner croon for him is concerned.
Venkat explains, “I have been trying to make Rahman sing for my film since Chennai 600028. I have approached him for almost all my films. But every time we missed getting him as he was busy with his prior commitments. Even for Biriyani, I had planned to make him sing with the other four music directors for Thirumbi Va; again, we missed him. This time we learnt that he is currently in a contract that stipulates he cannot sing for other music directors apart from his compositions. We don’t know when his contract will get over. After the contract, I will make all possible efforts to get Isai Puyal on board to croon a song for my next film.”