There were reports that celebrated Indian singer-composer is planning to direct a movie soon but he has a different story to tell.
"I am not thinking about directing. I am scripting a film and also co-producing it. It's in the process," he said.
Directed by Shankar, "I" features Vikram in the lead role. The film that is slated for Jan 9 release, also features Amy Jackson and Upen Patel in pivotal roles.
Talking about the film, Rahman said: "Shankar told me about this story 15 years back and since then he nurtured and worked on this story. I knew about this film so I did this film."
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Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award this year. His work for "Million Dollar Arm", "The Hundred-Foot Journey" and Indian film "Kochadaiiyaan" are part of the long list released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its website recently.