Vairamuthu worked with 37 music composers to beat Ilaiyaraaja!

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 12, 2019 11:29 hrs

Remembering veteran director K Balachander, Lyricist Vairamuthu talked about how the visionary director and producer gave him an opportunity to find a music composer who scores songs challenging his Tamil proficiency. 

“After separated from a well-known music composer, I worked with thirty-seven music composers to beat him but sadly I couldn’t. On one fine day, I got a call from K Balachander who asked me to write songs for a debut music composer’s album. I went to the recording room, there was a small boy and I asked him, 'Hey Dileep, you have now become a music composer?'. Yes, my success journey with AR Rahman started only through Balachander”, said Vairamuthu. Though the lyricist didn't mention the composer's name, we all know that he was recalling his tough days after he got expelled from Ilaiyaraaja's camp.

But the million-dollar question now is will AR Rahman continue working with Vairamuthu after the recent #MeToo allegations?