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  • AR Rahman launches 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman Monday launched his new album 'Raunaq' and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment. "I pledge to spread the message of Vogue Empower by dedicating my latest album, 'Raunaq', to the campaign," Rahman said in...
  • AR Rahman's son Ameen likely to sing in Mani Ratnam's next September 27, 2014

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Friday said that his son Ameen might sing in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's yet-untitled upcoming bilingual project. Ameen, 12, has already crooned the song "NaNa" from "Couple's Retreat". "A lot of filmmakers want Ameen to act, but I want him to concentrate on studying. He might sing...
  • Working with AR Rahman for 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' is a rare privilege, says actress Vedhika Kumar September 23, 2014

    Chennai: Southern actress Vedhika Kumar considers working with Oscarwinning composer A.R. Rahman for the second time in upcoming Tamil drama "Kaaviya Thalaivan" a "rare privilege" as everybody longs for one opportunity to work with the maestro. "I have worked with Rahman sir previously in "Sakkarakatti". I have grown up listening to...
  • Snapshot: Is that a giant safety pin holding up AR Rahman's jacket? September 17, 2014

    AR Rahman's appeared at the launch event on Ashutosh Gowarikar's new TV show 'Everest' dressed in a grey jacket neatly tucked by a giant safety pin. The composer, in spite of the bizarre fashion statement, looked dapper in the grey suit. The composer unveiled the promo and poster of the...
  • AR Rahman scores music for Ashutosh Gowariker's debut TV show 'Everest' September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: After the success of 'Lagaan' and 'Jodha Akbar', A R Rahman has teamed up with Ashutosh Gowariker for the director's debut television show titled 'Everest'. Rahman said that it was a privilege to work on the Star Plus show with Gowariker, whose first look was launched today. "I have worked with...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker unveils first poster, promo for his television debut 'Everest' September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The promo and poster of filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's TV show "EVEREST" was launched here Tuesday. Codirected by Glenn Baretto and Ankush Mohla, the Star Plus show is about the struggle of a daughter, who in order to gain her father's acceptance decides to climb the highest mountain of the world...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 16, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: BJP gets bypoll shock before assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana September 16, 2014

    The 33 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats bypoll results have surely come as a big shocker for the ruling BJP at the Centre. After a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP has tasted its first major defeat. The biggest...
  • West Indies hunt series win in historic 500th Test September 13, 2014

    Gros Islet: The West Indies will hope to mark their 500th Test with a victory when they face Bangladesh in the second and final Test at the Beausejour Cricket Ground here Saturday. They swept aside the visitors by 10 wickets in the first encounter at Arnos Vale last week and with...
  • 'I' motion poster: Vikram is the beauty as well as the beast in this highlyanticipated film September 12, 2014

    Catch the first glimpse of Chiyaan Vikram's 'I' directed by Shankar. Watch the motion poster of the AR Rahman musical and get ready for September 15. ...
  • AR Rahman to work with Brazilian singer Anna Beatriz for the film 'Pele' September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After collaborating with multiple names from the international world, Oscarwinning Indian composer AR Rahman has joined hands with Brazilian singersongwriter Anna Beatriz for the movie "Pele". "Working with the very Brazilian and very talented lyricist and singer Anna Beatriz, for the movie 'Pel'," Rahman posted on his Twitter page...
  • 1st Test: Benn takes five as West Indies skittle Bangladesh for 182 on Day 3 September 8, 2014

    Leftarm spinner Sulieman Benn claimed 5 for 39 on Sunday as the West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 182 to take a first innings lead of 302 after three days of the first Test. The hosts are likely to enforce the followon for the fourth day on Monday. Benn got good support...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger to attend Shankar's 'Ai' music launch September 6, 2014

    Chennai: Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger will attend the audio launch of Indian filmmaker Shankar's upcoming film 'Ai' here on September 15. The 67yearold 'Terminator' star shared the news with his fans in a 32second YouTube video clip. "I want to congratulate a great director Mr Shankar for making such...
  • Musician AR Rahman prefers lipsync 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 tshirts August 5, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Two people have been arrested in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu for supplying tshirts of terror organisation ISIS, the tshirts were ordered in Tiruppur. The two accused, Abdul Rahman and Rilvan, have been sent to judicial custody for printing ISIS tshirts 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 CNNIBN 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 starcrossed 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 CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, twotimes 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, 48yearold 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

    Twotimes Academy and Grammy award winner AR Rahman, in a candid conversation with CNNIBN 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 iNur 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 Oscarwinning 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: Oscarwinning Indian composer A.R. Rahman's 1994 chartbuster 'Urvashi Urvashi' has inspired American singersongwriter 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...