Director-music composer Vishal Bhardwaj says that he is a big fan of popular music composer AR Rahman, who changed the country's music scenario.
"He inspires so much with his music. With Rahman, actually the scenario of Indian music completely changed when he came in. I remember when the music of 'Roja' was introduced, that sound completely changed the whole country's perspective towards music," he said at the music launch of a Hindi film. Rahman was also present at the occasion.
Bhardwaj, who himself is one of the finest music composers, continued his praise for Rahman. "He got the Oscar later but I think his sound brought us to the international standard, way back in 1990s," he said.
Roja was the debut work of Rahman, which fetched him numerous awards such as the National Film Award for Best Music Direction.
Currently, the Mozart of Madras is working on Suriya's upcoming flick 24 and will soon begin composing for Rajinikanth's Enthiran 2, which is touted as India's biggest film ever made.