- AR Rahman has been announced as the Indian ambassador for the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television) ‘Breakthrough Initiative
- The Breakthrough Initiative has been set up to identify and support the best five talents working in film, television, or games in India
The universally famous music composer AR Rahman has become the ambassador for the BAFTA Breakthrough Initiative. The initiative has been taken by Netflix to discover the top five young talents in the world of film, television, and games.
The 53-year-old composer is thrilled to be a part of BAFTA. “This is a unique opportunity for promising artists to be supported by a world-renowned organization, to not only make connections with other talented creatives across the world but to be mentored by BAFTA winners and nominees”, stated Rahman,
He further added “I am looking forward to seeing the brilliant talent chosen from India to be showcased on a global stage”.
According to the CEO of BAFTA, Amanda Berry OBE, they are grateful for Rahman’s support and that the universally popular music composer is utterly passionate about discovering and nurturing new talent. “He is well-positioned to support the initiative, with his broad spectrum of work drawing recognition across Hindi, Tamil, and Telegu films, which will help BAFTA to appeal to a wide section of the industry.” – Berry stated.
Through the initiative, a jury of British and Indian experts will choose the five greatest talents from across India, who will take part in a year-long guidance program. The participants will receive one-to-one mentoring, free access to BAFTA events, global networking opportunities, and full voting BAFTA membership.