"I think more movies like Slumdog Millionaire should be made. It's a question of success. It is the best revenge. If more movies from here become hit worldwide then the whole world will look at it and say 'Oh let's go to India. Let's make more movies there'," said A R Rahman
Mr Rahman met Pele on his birthday, which was celebrated in Kolkata along with cricket legend Sourav Ganguly and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee."It was fantastic. It was a dream come true. Going to Kolkata, meeting the chief minister, meeting the prince Ganguly, it was like the icing on the cake," said A R Rahman
Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai will present the fifth Hridaynath award to Mr Rahman on the birth anniversary of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, the younger brother of legendary playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. The first Hridaynath Award was presented to Lataji
Singer Mohit Chauhan, who has sung a musical number for Imtiaz Ali's Tamasha, says Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman. "I have sung a song in Tamasha. It's a beautiful song and Rahman has created magic in the songs of the film, as he does every time," Mohit said
"It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience moment for me. When I met him for the first time, I was shaking," said Natalie, who had earlier worked with Rahman in S Shankar's film I. "I sang for his new film called Muhammad. It's a big budget Iranian film and I had Arabic songs, so he helped me a lot," she added
In a Facebook post two days ago, Rahman dismissed the fatwa and defended the right to religious freedom and tolerance. He wrote: "What if I had the good fortune of meeting Allah and he asked me on the Judgement day, 'I gave you faith, talent, money, fame and health... why did you not do music for my beloved Muhammad (sals) film?"
The 48-year-old singer shared a photograph with himself with Mr Jones, who has worked for musicians like Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson on Facebook
The Romanian singer also wants to act in romantic-action films as it suits his personality
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A R Rahman is 48 today and we can think of no better way to celebrate than with this playlist of our top 10 picks from his vast body of work. Play these on repeat. You're welcome
Rahman's scores for Rajinikanth's animated film Kochadaiiyaan and Hollywood films The 100-Foot Journey and Million Dollar Arm make it to the list of 114 music scores in the running for the final five nominees at the Oscars
When I walked into his studio to record Ladio, I experienced the 'Oh my god!' moment, but it lasted only for seconds because he doesn't give his singers the time to get nervous," Nikhita said