Rahman shared, Ive known Tabrez since Slumdog Millionaire and then we went on to work on a couple of other projects. With this, he makes his directorial debut and Im happy for him because projects like these happen with a lot of good intention to propel positive changes in the society. It was a pleasure working with Tabrez, Academy nominated producer David and the talented artist Bishop Briggs for the song I Am More.
Tabrez said, I Am More is truly magical and sung powerfully by Bishop Briggs. Its a wonderful combination of ARRs Indian aesthetics and the powerful voice of emerging international star, Bishop. Working with ARR finally as a director was such an enriching experience, after hearing about various Directors talk about what it was like to work with him. He is truly a genius, understated, humble and so sensitive when it comes to representing the matter of the film. It was a truly unique experience to work with both ARR, Bishop and Rianjali who wrote a truly beautiful song. I can't wait for people to hear it.
Bishop said, Love Sonia is more than a film; its a movement, a conversation and an opening into whats actually happening in the world today. I feel so honored to be apart of what Tabrez has fearlessly brought to the light. ARR is a complete icon and to have collaborated with someone who truly inspires me was an incredible experience Ill never forget. Tabrez and AR are legends and to have been able to work with them on something so special, that I know will make an imprint on the world, is something I am extremely grateful for.
Love Sonia, a hard-hitting story of a 17-year-old girl who risks her life to rescue her sister from the sex trade, was shot in India, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.
The film has a strong ensemble cast starring Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Rajkummar Rao, Sai Tamhankar, Adil Hussain, Anupam Kher, Demi Moore, Mark Duplass with Freida Pinto and introducing Mrunal Thakur and Riya Sisodia.
Love Sonia releases on 14th September 2018.
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