Imtiaz Ali all praise for Rahman`s work in `Highway`

PTI| Updated: Jan 16, 2014, 15:52 PM IST

Mumbai: Director Imtiaz Ali, who has teamed up with A R Rahman for his upcoming film `Highway`, says the music maestro gets the soul of the story beautifully through his tunes.

`Highway` directed by Imtiaz, is a road movie starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda who traverse through six states of north India in the course of the film.

The movie song `Maahi Ve` written by Irshad Kamil, is a soft romantic number sung by Rahman in his inimitable soulful way. Rahman had earlier worked for Imtiaz`s `Rockstar`. The film`s music will be available on T-Series.

"`Maahi Ve` is coming more from Rahman sir than from Irshad or me. It (song) was not a part of the original brief but I cannot imagine the film or the album of `Highway` without it," Imtiaz said.

"This is one of the songs that Rahman sir makes and one wonders how he gets the soul of the story so beautifully," he said.

`Highway`, produced by Window Seat Films and presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, will be released worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures on February 21.