The usually reclusive music director Santhosh Narayanan, while talking to a radio channel, opened up on composing for Rajinikanth-starrer Kabali. Apparently, he was very nervous when he started working on the album which has now become a chartbuster.
On composing for Thalaivar, he said, according to a report by The Hindu, “I couldn’t believe it at first. I had to play a few tracks for him just to make sure this (composing for Kabali) was actually happening. He liked them and that’s how it all began. I wanted to start off by making two songs for the film and then get Rajini sir to listen to them. Had he not liked these songs, I wouldn’t have pursued the project. I was very nervous. He liked them and I was happy.
Talking about the pressures of composing for a Rajinikanth film, he said: “I have heard of Rajini sir’s fans pelting stones when the songs weren’t good enough. So I booked a ticket to Australia to escape such treatment. But they said there is no audio release and after the songs went viral, I could sense that my compositions had turned out to become hits.
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