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  • Musician AR Rahman prefers lip-sync over songs in background August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Composer AR Rahman doesn't favour the trend of using songs in the background because he feels it affects its popularity. In the 1970s filmmakers Basu Chatterjee would often force his songs into the background and some of the current directors like Shoojit Sircar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feel the same...
  • Tamil Nadu: Two arrested for supplying ISIS t-shirts August 5, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Two people have been arrested in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu for supplying t-shirts of terror organisation ISIS, the t-shirts were ordered in Tiruppur. The two accused, Abdul Rahman and Rilvan, have been sent to judicial custody for printing ISIS t-shirts and posing along with a group of youngsters. The picture...
  • BJP MP Bidhuri and Owais scuffle in Parliament over Shiv Sena force feeding muslim staff issue July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament witnessed the unprecedented scene of a MP abusing and charging to manhandle another member inside the Lok Sabha on Wednesday during the discussion on allegations of some Shiv Sena MPs force feeding and breaking the Ramzan fast of a Muslim staff member of Maharashtra Sadan in New...
  • AR Rahman: It makes sense to come back home for the holy month of Ramzan July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Every year, no matter which part of the world he is in, global musical icon A.R. Rahman likes to be home for Ramadan and this year too he is in Chennai for the holy fasting. "It makes sense to come back home for the holy month of Ramzan for many...
  • AR Rahman: I've no plans of directing films like Vishal Bhardwaj July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman is all set to turn film producer later this year. He says he always took keen interest in filmmaking process, but has no plans to take up direction a la Vishal Bhardwaj. "Our first production is almost ready to roll. It's in Hindi. I'd be...
  • Idol Chat: AR Rahman talks about his music in 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' July 5, 2014

    Musician and Indian composer AR Rahman talks about his upcoming film 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil'. Speaking to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand he tells how different this film's music has been from the rest. ...
  • Is 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' realistic? Do urban couples still elope in circa 2014? July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Remember Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla's 1988 film 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'? The star-crossed lovers from warring families fall in love, and when their love is met with opposition, decide to run away and live happily ever after. Well, in the '80s that might have seemed like a logical...
  • e Lounge Unwind: In coversation with AR Rahman July 3, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, two-times Academy and Grammy award winner AR Rahman talks about 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' in which he has composed music. ...
  • When you are in the music world, you are always young: AR Rahman July 3, 2014

    Ahead of his latest soundtrack for the film Lekar Hum Deewana dil which is a young love story starring newcomers, 48-year-old AR Rahman said "when you are in the music world you are always young, that's one of the reason we never grow up." ...
  • Star struck by Michelle Obama, says AR Rahman June 28, 2014

    Two-times Academy and Grammy award winner AR Rahman, in a candid conversation with CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, talks about why he is star struck by the US First Lady, Michelle Obama. ...
  • Rajinikanth shoots for 'Lingaa' June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Post the release of 'Kochadaiiyaan' Superstar Rajinikanth is busy shooting for his next film 'Lingaa' at Ramoji Film city here. Apparently the 'muhurat' shot of the movie was shot in May this year at Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore. The shooting for the film is going on in full swing at...
  • Death toll climbs to 81 in Afghan flooding June 8, 2014

    Kabul: More than 80 bodies have been found two days after a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan's mountainous and remote north, a provincial official said on Sunday. Lt Fazel Rahman, the police chief in the Guzirga i-Nur district of Baghlan province, said the death toll from Friday's flash flooding had...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' A.R Rahman's toughest movie May 27, 2014

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman said that superstar Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' was the toughest film in his career of composing because of the importance of music in the narrative. "'Kochadaiiyaan' was one of the toughest movies to score and mix for, due to the responsibility and role music had in the...
  • AR Rahman's 'Urvashi Urvashi' inspires Will.i.am's new song 'Birthday' May 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman's 1994 chartbuster 'Urvashi Urvashi' has inspired American singer-songwriter Will.i.am's new song 'Birthday'. The 'Mozart of Madras' is excited about the creative partnership. "Excited to creatively partner with Will.i.am to recreate an early popular track of mine in a new flavour," Rahman posted on his...
  • AR Rahman's Los Angeles place defaced and vandalised May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: AR Rahman's Los Angeles place has been defaced, said the Oscar-winning composer today. "Vandalism at my place in LA...," Rahman tweeted yesterday along with a picture.The photograph showed certain letters written in black ink on a wall of his place.After his post, the 48-year-old composer, who won two Oscars...
  • A R Rahman composes music for Armaan Jain's debut movie 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Maestro A R Rahman has scored the music for actor Saif Ali Khan's upcoming home production 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil', which marks the debut of legendary actor Raj Kapoor's grandson Armaan in Bollywood. Armaan will be seen opposite South beauty Deeksha in the film. "I really enjoyed working with...
  • No singer who sings for AR Rahman can say they were nervous: Chinmayi Sripada May 12, 2014

    Chennai: Popular playback singer Chinmayi Sripada says her solo composition 'Idhayam' in the Tamil album for the upcoming Rajinikanth starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' was a tough one, but music composer A R Rahman made things easy. "I wasn't nervous when I sang it. No singer who sings for Rahman sir would ever say...
  • Mauritius poll panel to experience Indian electoral system May 11, 2014

    Kolkata: A delegation from Mauritius led by Irfan Abdul Rahman, the president of that country's Electoral Commission, will make a four-day visit to the city from Monday for an experience about the Indian electoral system, specially the technology used in counting of votes. Stating this, Assistant CEO Amitjyoti Bhattacharya said on...
  • Watch: AR Rahman speaks on Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' May 8, 2014

    Musical legend AR Rahman speaks on working with superstar Rajinikanth on his new movie 'Kochadaiiyaan' ...
  • Muslims need quotas to become better-educated, employed: Rahman Khan May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Tuesday backed giving reservation to Muslims, saying the community suffers from lack of education and scant represenation in government services. Speaking to journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps, Khan said that all the commissions formed to study the socio-economic conditions...
  • AR Rahman: Movies with good music and song-and-dance routines have more longevity May 5, 2014

    Chennai: Many filmmakers have started experimenting with "no song" movies, but double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman says there are more "longevity" elements in a film with song and dance vis-a-vis one with just the story. The music genius, therefore, incorporates the same formula in his foreign projects, including upcoming movie...
  • I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan; he's the original superstar: Kajol March 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol who attended the Hindi trailer launch of 'Kochadaiiyaan' on Sunday said she is Rajinikanth's biggest fan. "I am super excited for this...I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan. He is the original superstar I look up to him. If I get an opportunity to work with him there are no...
  • Lahiri's putt helps Asia fight back in EurAsia Cup March 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: With the entire Asian team egging him on from the gallery, India's Anirban Lahiri made no mistake with a tense 10-footer to give Asia its second full point of the day at the EurAsia Cup on Friday. With Lahiri, partnering his good friend Siddikur of Bangladesh, winning the last...
  • World T20: Ziaur replaces injured Rubel in Bangladesh squad March 23, 2014

    Dhaka: Hosts Bangladesh suffered an injury blow when paceman Rubel Hossain was ruled out of the World Twenty20 tournament due to a finger injury, it was announced Sunday. The International Cricket Council said in a statement that its event technical committee had allowed a replacement for Hossain, who dislocated a...
  • Why was AR Rahman hesitant to compose music for 'Kochadaiiyaan'? March 10, 2014

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman says he was not confident about working in 'Kochadaiiyaan', said to be the country's first performance capture photo-realistic technology 3D animated film. Directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin, 'Kochadaiiyaan' features superstar Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. "In 2010, I was offered an English animated...
  • Would've loved to woo Waheeda with poem, confesses Amitabh Bachchan March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Had Amitabh Bachchan not married actress Jaya Bhaduri way back in 1973, and had got a chance to woo someone else, it would be the "epitome of Indian beauty" Waheeda Rehman. The megastar says he would have tried to catch her attention with a poem. At the India Today...
  • Communal Violence Bill be brought through ordinance route: Rahman Khan March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday said the government should have brought in the Communal Violence Bill also through an ordinance route. The remarks came a day after the Cabinet cleared an ordinance to amend the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. Khan said, "I was of...