Director Imtiaz Ali, who has teamed up with A R Rahman for his upcoming film 'Highway', says the music maestro gets the soul of the story beautifully through his tunes.
'Highway' directed by Imtiaz, is a road movie starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda who traverse through six states of north India in the course of the film.
The movie song 'Maahi Ve' written by Irshad Kamil, is a soft romantic number sung by Rahman in his inimitable soulful way. Rahman had earlier worked for Imtiaz's 'Rockstar'. The film's music will be available on T-Series.
"'Maahi Ve' is coming more from Rahman sir than from Irshad or me. It (song) was not a part of the original brief but I cannot imagine the film or the album of 'Highway' without it," Imtiaz said.
"This is one of the songs that Rahman sir makes and one wonders how he gets the soul of the story so beautifully," he said.
'Highway', produced by Window Seat Films and presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, will be released worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures on February 21.