Admitting to having a keen interest in Indian musicians, Selena Gomez talks about on Mozart of Madras A.R. Rahman and Bollywood music
AR Rahman and Selena Gomez
If B-Town stars have made their presence felt in the West, Bollywood too has welcomed several international musicians into its fold. After Akon, Kylie Minogue, and more recently, Diplo lent their voices to songs that went on to become chartbusters, pop queen Selena Gomez is the latest to have evinced interest in exploring opportunities in Hindi cinema.
Speaking to mid-day, the youth icon reveals that her passion for music has her following the works of several Indian artistes. "I have been following few musicians in India and I believe they are wonderful," she says, quick to add that she finds the work of AR Rahman most compelling. An admirer of his compositions that seamlessly blend Western music with Indian ragas, Gomez, 25, says a collaboration with the maestro is on her wish list. "I like A R Rahman's work. He is a global figure today. I would love to sing or be part of his compositions. I think it would be beautiful to sing for [a] Bollywood [movie]."
Having recently been part of the voice cast of Hotel Transylvania 3 — Summer Vacation that hits theatres today, Gomez says it is her love for animated movies that made her greenlight the project. "I would be hooked to cartoons as a child." She adds that lending her voice to the character of Mavis was not a cakewalk. "I found it fascinating to modulate my voice according to the part."