Rishi is a highly respected name in the music scene and has made waves in the industry in the UK, US and India. Rishi has worked with a breadth of artists across the globe, including Mary J Blige and Britney Spears. However, he is perhaps best known for pioneering the Asian R‘n’B fusion genre in the UK, creating The Rishi Rich Project with Jay Sean and Juggy D.
This is not Rishi’s first time working on films as he has previously produced songs for Bollywood blockbusters. He has worked with leading names in Indian cinema, such as Yash Chopra on Hum Tum and Sangeeth Sivan on Kya Kool Hain Hum.
Rishi’s proficiency in music production is what led director Atul Malhotra to approach him for the film’s score. For Rishi, the collaboration is incredibly timely. Following his global success in the music industry and after working on several Bollywood movies, Rishi made the conscious decision to combine his passion for music with his love of film and turn his talents to scoring.
Rishi Rich is the latest star to attach his name to the film as Amar, Akbar & Tony boasts an all-star cast line-up, with Rez Kempton, Martin Delaney and Sam Vincenti taking the leads. The comedy drama, which also stars Eastenders’ Nina Wadia and former Waterloo Road star Karen David, is filmed in and around West London, and features a highly original plotline with a gritty twist. The film celebrates the multi-cultural landscape of Britain, making Rich – with his extensive experience in the UK’s music scene – a perfect fit for the role of film scorer.
Speaking about Rishi’s involvement in the film, Malhotra says: “I feel deeply honoured to have Rishi become a part of the Amar, Akbar & Tony family. He is an incredible producer and definitely perfect for the film. He knows his music and most importantly, understands youth culture in the UK. I can’t wait to start working with him.”
Amar, Akbar & Tony wrapped up filming this June and is getting ready for release in 2014.
Rishi commented on his role: “I have wanted to explore film scoring for a while and although I have experimented in other projects, I am particularly excited to work on Amar, Akbar & Tony. The film reflects London culture, a subject I’m particularly fond of so I think this will be a great partnership.”