Music maestro A.R. Rahman Image Credit: Supplied

Music maestro A.R. Rahman, who acted in TV show Wonder Balloon in 1980, is back working on the small screen, but this time as a composer for Ashutosh Gowariker’s show Everest.

“I started with Wonder Balloon. Since then, television has changed a lot. It has become so big... It has high definition now,” the Oscar-winning composer said on Tuesday at the promo and poster launch of Everest.

Rahman, who has collaborated with Gowariker on movies such as Lagaan, Jodhaa Akbar and Swades, will compose for the TV show, produced and written by the filmmaker.

“Ashutosh has given me so many good songs in his movies. It is a great start for me with Ashutosh and Star Plus,” he said.

“Ashutosh came to me with a concept, which was so intriguing and beautiful. He has briefed me about 12 characters. In fact, we finished the theme song three days back. We have tried to make it very orchestral,” he added.