Music Maestro A.R. Rahman is all praises for the lead actors of upcoming romantic musical 99 songs, which will mark his debut as a producer and writer in the industry. Rahman has launched the next big actors -Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas with his upcoming project.

Oscar and Grammy Award-winning musician AR Rahman’s maiden film production ‘99 Songs’ is all set to release on April 16 in cinema halls across India. The movie marks Rahman’s debut as a producer and a writer. The veteran musician has also composed the soundtrack and the original score for the film.

The movie which revolves around the life of a struggling singer features Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas in lead roles. This fresh pairing will be seen on the silver screen for the first time.

While talking about the lead actors, Rahman said, “It is my pleasure to introduce the talented lead cast, Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas. They both are very promising and have a lot of potential in them. I wish them a great cinematic journey ahead.”

The lead actor, Ehan said, “I am humbled with the response that Edilsy and I have been getting since the launch of the 99 Songs trailer. The support and encouragement for our film and its music is heartening. I am grateful to Rahman sir for giving us this opportunity which doesn’t come easily for someone with absolutely no background in Bollywood. It has been such an unbelievable journey.”

99 Songs is helmed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy and is presented by Jio Studios. The musical quest also stars Aditya Seal, Lisa Ray and Manisha Koirala in supporting roles.

The movie which will release in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, has been produced by A.R. Rahman’s production company YM Movies and co-produced by Ideal Entertainment.

Earlier Rahman said that 99 songs is a movie from “India to the world”.