Ranveer Singh may be at the top of his game in Bollywood with a string of hits and awards but that hasn’t stopped him from turning entrepreneur. The actor, who was seen in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy recently, launched ‘IncInk’ a record label that promotes and encourages new talent and promising new musical artists. At the other end of the spectrum is the musical genius A. R. Rahman who also runs an organization, A. R. Rahman foundation that runs various philanthropic schemes or budding musicians. Guess what will happen if and when the duo collaborate? Nothing short of fireworks!
And that’s exactly what might be a reality soon. One of the projects by A. R. Rahman is ‘Sunshine Orchestra’ which, according to its manifesto, equips “socially and economically deprived children with an aptitude in music” with “free musical training”. Sunshine Orchestra says that once “equipped with the requisite skills, endowed with confidence, they can explore opportunities to build a career in music, as teachers or as performers. Eventually this valuable community asset will expand to include other areas of music training”.
Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh’s IncInk has a manifesto of supporting original music. “As an outsider,” said Ranveer during a media interaction where he announced IncInk, “I always wanted to support new and outstanding talent that deserves to be heard and deserves to be seen.”
"My passion project," said the Gully Boy actor in an Instagram post announcing the project. "A manifestation of a certain vibe. #IncInk is an independent record label formed by artists for artists...to discover, nurture & promote exciting talents from across India. Presenting #KaamBhaari, #Spitfire& #SlowCheeta from the different hoods of our country. Let’s show these boys some love"
The tweet caught A. R. Rahman’s fancy and it seems the maestro is quite taken in by the idea. The Oscar winner said on social media that he would be coming to sign up soon and Ranveer Singh had an epic response to it.
Considering Ranveer Singh’s response to A. R. Rahman’s tweet, a collaboration between these two mega artists would really break the internet.