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A R Rahman to compose music for 'The Fault In Our Stars' Hindi remake

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Oscar-winning A R has signed up for the remake of "The Fault In Our Stars".

The adaptation of the 2014 Hollywood romantic saga will be directed by and produced by

The 51-year-old composer, who has scored international projects such as "Slumdog Millionaire", for which he won two and "127 Hours" among others, said he was excited to come aboard the

have had the pleasure of collaborating with and on many projects in the past and they have all been great experiences. When heard the narration of their Indian adaptation of 'The Fault In Our Stars' and especially how is so beautifully woven into the narrative got quite excited. I am looking forward to creating for this heart warming venture," said in a statement.

Chhabra, who is making his directorial debut with the film, which stars Rajput in the lead, said agreeing to compose music for the movie was a dream come true.

"As a casting director, I have worked on many films where sir was the music but it was like a dream come true when he agreed to do the music for 'The Fault In Our Stars' remake. It is truly a hand of encouragement and boost for a like myself to have sir on board," he said.

Vijay Singh, CEO, said the movie was the apt opportunity for the company to collaborate with the music and the debutant helmer.

"We are thrilled to have on board for the adaptation of our Hollywood hit, 'The Fault In Our Stars'. Fox Star Studios and A R Rahman have had a very special relationship over the years and we can't think of a better project to work on. With Mukesh Chhabra, the ace making his directorial debut, and A R Rahmans Midas touch, our is all set to hit the right notes with music lovers," he said.

The movie traces the life of a young girl suffering from cancer, who subsequently meets a boy at a support group and falls in love with him.

Sushant will play Ensel Algort's character, Gus, a cancer survivor who falls for the terminally-ill Hazel (originally played by Shailene Woodley).

Based on John Green's novel, the original movie was directed by

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 14:10 IST