I backed interests of Tamil youth: A R Rahman on Jallikattu
Dubai: I supported the interests of Tamil Youth when they initiated a protest for Jallikattu, said music maestro A R Rahman.
He was inaugurating the corporate ticket booking of the Mathrubhumi A R Rahman Live music show by giving the ticket to Malabar Gold and Diamonds Managing Director Shamlal Ahmed in the presence of Mathrubhumi Director ((Marketing and Electronic Media) M V Shreyams Kumar at Dubai Dusit Thani Hotel.
“I stay in Chennai and I could not ignore such a movement. They needed support in their efforts and I offered it", he said.
Asked about the current political developments in Tamil Nadu, he excused himself from a comment saying he has been in Canada for a week and was unaware of the events back home.
After seven long years, in 2017, the music lovers of Sharjah will get a chance to listen to the magical voice of Rahman in the programme being conducted by Mathrubhumi Club FM.
"I am in the art of music creation, whenever I have a job in hand to compose for a movie I first weave the song up in my mind and then work on combining the music with the spirit of the movie and its storyline", he said.
Rahman also said that he chooses to do such songs that make him happy stressing on the fact that cinema is a wide-reaching media and he can always compose more songs outside the cinema framework.
His upcoming projects are Mani Ratnam's 'Kaatru Veliyidei', Boney Kapoor's 'Mom', 'Viceroy's House' on the India- Pakistan partition, home production 'One Heart'and the virtual reality movie 'Le Musk'.
Rahman shared the hope that the music of Viceroy's House will strike a chord with its poignant tone that will include Indian and western tunes and instruments such as Sarangi and flute.
He also said that fusion music has a transnational quality to it. "As long as people enjoy it, it is good", he said.
He also said that great music and musicians are in the making among the crop of young singers who have come forward in the last five years or so. "Some of them are so precise about the intricacies of music and you can hear a lot of great music on sharing platforms like YouTube", he said.