November 30, 2009 4:47:41 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
If things would have gone as planned by the makers of ADA...A WAY OF LIFE, the film would have released in the middle of last year itself. However, due to some unforeseen circumstances, the film continued to be delayed and is now hitting the screens on 18th December.
One wonders how frustrating it was for the film's debut leading man Ayaan Ahmad who had to wait for such a long period of time?
"Well, it's indeed a feeling of mixed reaction. I am glad though that finally our effort would be out there for people to see. However, there is a nervous thing to it. The movie did get a little delayed and something like that is never welcome", says Ayaan who is paired opposite Nauheed Cyrusi (last seen in KURBAAN) in the film.
When quizzed about the reason for delay, Ayaan divulges, "We were waiting for A.R. Rahman to do the background score of the film. He was quite caught up with SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and quite a few other events pre and post Oscars. In fact he was gracious enough to allow a different composer coming in but my dad (Tanvir Ahmad) who has directed the movie wanted him only to do it."
Why did they choose this route when it was resulting in so much delay? After all the soundtrack had already hit the stands and completion of background score by another composer could have finished the job sooner.
"See, ADA is a musical journey and we didn't want to compromise by any means", clarifies Ayaan, "According to me as well as others who have heard Rahman's background score, it is one of his best works ever. After such a long wait when I hear the score today, all my frustration goes away.