Kiran Rao ropes in Gustavo Santaolalla for ‘Dhobi Ghat’

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2010, 15:25 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao wants to take no chances with her directorial debut ‘Dhobi Ghat’, for she has roped in renowned Argentine musician Gustavo Santaolalla for her project.

In a desperate bid to make ‘Dhobi Ghat’ a world class film, Kiran Rao is playing the perfect host to two-time Oscar winner Gostova Santaolalla at her Bandra residence. It is believed that Santaolalla will handle the background score and the soundtrack of ‘Dhobi Ghat’.

Talking to a news daily, a source said, “Gustavo has been in Mumbai from the last four days. He is known for his music in films like ‘Brokeback Mountain’, ‘Babel’, ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ and ‘Amores Perros’. He has won two Oscars, for ‘Babel’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’. Kiran was keen to work with him and when she narrated the film to him, he was keen to visit Mumbai since the city plays a character in the film. Gustavo also wanted to be in Mumbai to witness the first showers as there is a special song about rains in Mumbai. From morning till evening, Kiran has been taking him all over Mumbai to visit certain locations and Gustavo is certainly enjoying Mumbai food. Gustavo is a director who works very rarely with anyone and Kiran is extremely delighted when he gave a go-ahead for ‘Dhobi Ghat’.”

When contacted, Kiran confirmed the reports and said, “Yes Gustavo is in town”, but refused to divulge anything further. A Kiran Rao’s debut directorial venture, ‘Dhobi Ghat’ stars Aamir Khan and Prateik Babbar.

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