Ar Rahman

  • I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan; he's the original superstar: Kajol 31-03-2014 09:36 AM

    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...
  • Why was AR Rahman hesitant to compose music for 'Kochadaiiyaan'? 10-03-2014 10:54 AM

    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...
  • When will you work with us? Salman Khan asks AR Rahman 01-03-2014 10:24 AM

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is keen to work with internationally acclaimed composer A.R. Rahman and he is awaiting for an opportunity to collaborate with the Oscar winner. Rahman launched his new album 'Raunaq' Thursday and Salman, who graced the occasion, asked Rahman: "When will you work for us?" When...
  • Kapil Sibal is amazing, Rahman average: Salman Khan on 'Raunaq' 28-02-2014 11:53 AM

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, who unveiled Academy-award winning musician A R Rahman's new album 'Raunaq' here, today gave full marks to the lyrics penned by Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal for the musical composition. 'Raunaq' is a unique collaboration between the legendary musician and the Central minister, who wrote all...
  • Watch: Kapil Sibal at his poetic best 27-02-2014 11:50 PM

    Union Minister Kapil Sibal and Indian composer AR Rahman have collaborated for an album called 'Raunaq' which would speak about the current political scenarios of the country. In an event with the maestro music composer the Union Minister was seen at his poetic best. ...
  • AR Rahman's son floors father with love 08-02-2014 05:37 PM

    Chennai: Double Oscar winning composer A.R Rahman was floored by the love showered upon him by his son Ameen, who wanted him to stop recording and catch some sleep at 3 in the morning. "I was arranging music for my new album, 'Raunaq', and suddenly a young chap comes and...
  • 'Highway' Music Review: The soundtrack is magical, captivating 06-02-2014 11:19 AM

    Composer: A.R. Rahman Singers: Sultan Nooran, Jyoti Nooran, A.R. Rahman, Jonita Gandhi, Kash, Krissy, Suvi Suresh, Zeb Bangash, Alia Bhatt, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Shweta Pandit Rating: 4 out of 5 Alia Bhatt-Randeep Hooda-starrer 'Highway', a romantic drama directed by Imtiaz Ali, boasts of nine tracks. The songs show Rahman's efforts...
  • My efforts have paid off with 'Highway', says singer Jonita Gandhi 05-02-2014 04:37 PM

    Chennai: Bollywood playback singer Jonita Gandhi, who has collaborated with double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman in forthcoming film 'Highway', says her efforts have paid off with the album, which has turned out to be a chartbuster. "It's been a childhood dream to be a singer but that Bollywood would happen...
  • AR Rahman has been a true inspiration for me, says Jonita Gandhi 05-02-2014 01:55 PM

    Chennai: Bollywood playback singer Jonita Gandhi, who has collaborated with double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman in forthcoming film 'Highway', says her efforts have paid off with the album, which has turned out to be a chartbuster. "It's been a childhood dream to be a singer but that Bollywood would happen...
  • Snapshot: AR Rahman shares personal photos taken at the Grammys on FB 28-01-2014 07:40 AM

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning Indian composer AR Rahman attended the 56th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in LA. The 48-year-old posted a photograph on social networking website Facebook Sunday night. "At the Grammys," he captioned the photograph. He later posted another photograph where he looked dapper in a...
  • AR Rahman was at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony 27-01-2014 05:57 PM

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman attended the 56th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center here. The 48-year-old posted a photograph on social networking website Facebook Sunday night. "At the Grammys," he captioned the photograph. He later posted another photograph where he looked dapper in a collared...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Music Director 26-01-2014 03:25 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • Highway: I didn't rehearse much for 'Sooha saha', says Alia Bhatt 20-01-2014 01:47 PM

    Mumbai: Had it not been for composer A.R. Rahman's patience, actress Alia Bhatt, who has sung a song for her forthcoming film 'Highway' under his guidance, would have been "screaming into the pillow". Alia has sung the track 'Sooha saha' in 'Highway', in which she stars with Randeep Hooda. "I...
  • AR Rahman to feature in 'Patakha guddi' video 20-01-2014 12:15 PM

    Mumbai: AR Rahman has not just composed and sung melodious tunes for Imtiaz Ali's "Highway", he has also shot for a video of a number. "Imtiaz directing a music video with me for 'Highway', for the male version of 'Patakha guddi'. Do wait for ten days," Rahman posted along with...
  • Highway: AR Rahman does it again, 'Maahi ve' is soulful and mesmerising 16-01-2014 02:00 PM

    Mumbai: AR Rahman, who is behind the soundtrack of Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway', has also sung a song titled 'Maahi ve' for it. The filmmaker says he is surprised by how the Oscar winning composer manages to get a pulse of a movie's soul so well. "'Maahi ve' is coming more...
  • Highway: Watch Alia Bhatt, the vagabond, in the new song 'Patakha guddi' 07-01-2014 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: 'The Mozart of Madras' AR Rahman is back with his heart-touching tunes. The makers of 'Highway' have released its first song 'Patakha Guddi'. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film features Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. 'Highway' is scheduled to be released on February 21,...
  • Happy 48th birthday AR Rahman: The ultimate playlist 06-01-2014 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: AR Rahman, who turns 48 today, was born as AS Dileep Kumar. The singer-composer changed his name to AR Rahman at the age 23. Also referred to as 'The Mozart of Madras', Rahman kicked off his music career with a bang with 'Roja' back in 1992. A journey...
  • Shah Rukh Khan is yet to see 'Swades' 17-12-2013 05:10 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Shah Rukh Khan says doing 'Swades' was such an emotional overwhelming experience that he could not see it after wrapping up shooting. In Ashutosh Gowariker directed film, the 48-year-old actor played a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) working at NASA, who decides to leave his coveted job to settle in...
  • 'Highway' trailer: Alia Bhatt falls in love with her kidnapper Randeep Hooda 17-12-2013 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: The makers have revealed the first look of forthcoming film 'Highway'. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film features Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles. AR Rahman has composed the music for 'Highway' and it seems he is going to repeat the magic of 'Rockstar'. The...
  • AR Rahman: Education of music is very important 04-12-2013 10:49 AM

    New York: Underlining the need for music schools for youngsters, Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman feels children across India should have access to proper music education. Learning music is "not merely a side thing where you take tuitions in a house. If a kid wants to learn music, he deserves proper...
  • Girish Karnad: Don't judge Indian cinema by Western standards 16-11-2013 04:30 PM

    Noted playwright Girish Karnad believes Indian cinema has successfully warded off Hollywood invasion because of its song and dance tradition. "If we would have made films like Satyajit Ray, continued without song and dance, we would have been swallowed up by Hollywood by now," Girish Karnad told reporters in Delhi....
  • Have you visited the 'Allah-Rakha Rahman st' in Canada yet? 06-11-2013 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: AR Rahman's music is remembered throughout the world for its charm and variety, but now, even his name will be remembered as a road's name. A street in Markham, Ontario, Canada is named after him. It will be called 'Allah-Rakha Rahman st'. AR Rahman, who is also known...
  • AR Rahman to perform at Nita Ambani's birthday bash 30-10-2013 08:04 PM

    Jodhpur: Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman is all set to perform at the 50th birthday celebration of Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani's wife, Nita Ambani. Family members including Mukesh Ambani's mother Kokila Ben and two sisters are already in the city to supervise the arrangements of the gala bash. Rahman,...
  • Why Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiyaan' spelling had to be changed 24-10-2013 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: When filmmaker Soundarya Ashwin took to Twitter to share information about the film titled 'Kochadaiiyaan', many thought he made a typo error. However, later, the fans realized that it was conscious decision to change the spelling of the forthcoming Tamil film. If reports are anything to go by,...
  • AR Rahman, Honey Singh to compete at Europe Music Awards 23-10-2013 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: Oscar-winning singer AR Rahman and Punjabi rap artist Yo Yo Honey Singh have been nominated by MTV India to represent the country in the Best Worldwide Act Category at the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), which felicitates best songs and artists of the year. Rahman has been...
  • Stardom will never consume my soul: AR Rahman 02-10-2013 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: He is one of the few Indians to have won two Grammy awards and two Academy Awards, yet he retains the humility of a common man. Celebrated Indian singer-composer AR Rahman, also known by the sobriquet 'Mozart of Madras', says he can never let stardom consume him. "I...
  • AR Rahman's fervid numbers mesmerise Kolkata 02-10-2013 02:43 PM

    Kolkata: Complete with pyrotechnics, special visual effects and superior acoustics, AR Rahman's maiden concert on his ongoing India tour cemented his love for his fans who turned out in droves braving the downpour here Tuesday. Accompanied by singers Javed Ali, Sukhwinder Singh, Hriday Gattani, Suchismita, Neeti Mohan, Harshdeep Kaur, Shweta...
  • Indian music industry reaping benefits of digitisation: AR Rahman 29-09-2013 03:00 PM

    Kolkata: Twin Grammy and Academy Awards winner AR Rahman is a firm believer in the amalgamation of technology and talent. The maestro asserts that the Indian music industry is reaping the benefits of digitisation, contrary to the notion that technology has negative effects. Set to enthrall audiences in Kolkata -...
  • I wanted to work with Rituparno Ghosh: A R Rahman 28-09-2013 04:02 PM

    Kolkata: Oscar winning-composer A R Rahman regrets that he did not get a chance to work with director Rituparno Ghosh. "One Bengali director I really wanted to work with in any film project is Rituparno," Rahman told PTI over phone from Mumbai. Rituparno, who helmed 'Unishe April' and 'The Last...