Yesterday (February 3), it was officially announced that legendary composer A.R.Rahman would be scoring music for Silambarasan TR's untitled next with ace director Gautham Vausdev Menon. The trio of Simbu - Gautham Menon - A.R.Rahman would be joining hands for the third time after the massive success of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa and Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada. Now, Rahman's next film is now officially announced and it is a Hindi film. Yes! Rahman will be composing music for an upcoming Hindi film titled Pippa, that stars Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur and Priyanshu Painyuli in the lead roles. Ishaan Khatter is known for his impactful performance in acclaimed International filmmaker Majid Majidi's Beyond The Clouds.

Pippa will be directed by Raja Krishna Menon who is known for helming films like Airlift (Akshay Kumar) and Chef (Saif Ali Khan). The film will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. Pippa is said to be a war film set in the 1971. It is good to see Rahman composing music for a Hindi film after a break and the fans are truly excited about this. Actress Priyanshu Painyuli who plays one of the leads in the film, took to his official Instagram page to share his excitement about Rahman's addition to the crew. He wrote, "My stomach has butterflies and With excitement I jump and fly as I announce about who is on board our film 😀🕺🏻Delighted to have the genius Oscar Winning Maestro @arrahman scoring the music for #Pippa. Cannnooottt wait for this one now 😊".

Talking about the project, A.R.Rahman, in an official statement said, "the story of Pippa has a very human connect. It’s about every family, and I instantly related with it. I am looking forward to working with Raja Krishna Menon, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.”.

Meanwhile, Rahman also has several other exciting projects in his pipeline. There is Chiyaan Vikram's Cobra in which Rahman's score is expected to leave a big impact among the audience. The film is directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu of Demonte Colony and Imaikkaa Nodigal fame and features former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan as the antagonist. Rahman is also composing music for Sivakarthikeyan's next sci-fi thriller, Ayalaan that is directed by R Ravikumar. There is also Silambarasan TR's Pathu Thala and Prithviraj Sukumaran's Aadujeevitham (Malayalam). For now, check out the official announcement regarding Pippa here: