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A R Rahman: Fans' love spurs me to make more music

  | July 30, 2013 13:53 IST (Mumbai)
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A R Rahman says it is important for a singer to keep personal ego aside

A R Rahman says he keeps getting motivated to make more and more music thanks to the audiences' love.

Legendary composer, singer and song-writer A R Rahman, who on Monday announced an India road tour in October, said he keeps getting motivated to make more and more music thanks to the audiences' love.
"This is what keeps me going. Their love makes me want to make more and more music," Rahman said at a press conference on his road tour Rahmanishq.
The artist, known for his humility, said it was important for a singer to have a creative ego but to keep the personal ego aside.
"Any true artist will have creative ego, without that your work can't be the best. But you have to be at war with your personal ego," he said.
Rahman, who has gives some remarkable tracks like Roja, Bombay, Dil Se, Taal and Slumdog Millionaire, feels that there are two kinds of failures.
"If failure comes due to non preparation or lack of work, then you feel guilty. If it comes through destiny then you understand that it just turned out that way," he said.
Rahmanishq will begin with a concert in Sydney in August which will be followed by a road tour in India in cities like Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur, Ahmedabad in October.

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