Even when he was at the peak maestro Illayaraja did not vie Bollywood as a preferred destination except for a few friends like Balu Mahendra in Sadma. Decades later director Balki introduced Illayaraja again by using some of the legend’s Tamil tunes in his films ‘Cheeni Kum’ and ‘Paa’. Now Bollywood is knocking at the doors of Illayaraja.
Illayaraja made a trip to Mumbai last week only to listen to stories of film makers who wanted him to do the music for their films. Sources say Illayaraja is convinced with four of the many stories he heard and agreed to do the music for the four films.
Legends always stand the test of time.