Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Honorary doctorate for A R Rahman


Honorary doctorate for Rahman

Aligarh, May 27 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A R Rahman will be conferred an honorary doctorate by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Rahman shot to international fame with his compositions in Danny Boyle's underdog drama "Slumdog Millionaire" and won two golden statuettes for that.

Apart from
Rahman, Gopichand Narang, former president of Sahitya Academy, would also be conferred an honorary doctorate at a convocation June 7, said a press release from AMU.

West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi will be the chief guest at the 59th annual convocation function. AMU chancellor, A.M. Ahmadi, also former chief justice of India, will preside over the annual event. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rahman unhappy with use of Jai Ho in poll campaign

Rahman unhappy with use of 'Jai Ho' in poll campaign

Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Music maestro A R  Rahman, whose compositions in "Slumdog Millionaire" made him the first Indian to win twin Oscars, is critical of political parties using for a poll campaign the song "Jai Ho" that he composed for Danny Boyle's rags-to-riches drama.

"I was like in the bed, I was dehydrated, exhausted, and then all these things happened, somebody told me these people are using it. I hate politics. I just want people to serve the people. I want governments, whichever government comes in, to be unbiased and say there should be justice in the country and that's my purpose in life," Rahman said in an interview on CNN's Talk Asia.

The interview will be aired on CNN May 20 and there will repeat telecasts May 21 and May 23.

The Congress had bought exclusive rights to the song "Jai Ho" for its poll campaign but the jingle was later dropped as the party's theme song.

In the interview, the shy composer also explains how his accolades for "Slumdog Millionaire" are also a recognition for India.

"I got very emotional when saying this is for India, when you guys truly deserve it because there are so many different film industries in India, so many different markets, Hindi film industry, Tamil film industry, Malayalam, then Bengali, so in a way I think it culminates all their aspirations and so it's here," he said.

Before he shot to stardom with the film "
Roja", Rahman used to create radio jingles. He has since collaborated with international music superstars like Michael Jackson and Kylie Minogue.

When asked about his next project post-
Oscars, he said: "I have a couple of offers from Hollywood. Pure American movies which I thought for the heck of it let's do it and a couple of other surprises that you'll know very soon if it works out. Big surprises I think."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A.R.Rahman Is Paid 1.5 Crore For A Musical Concert In Kerala !


Oscar Hero A.R.Rahman is paid 1.5 crore for a music concert held in Kerala. The musical genius has done a stage show in Calicut, Kerala, which was organized by the international kerala association. The concert was to take place at Kerala with the name Jai Ho, as soon as the announcement came, all the tickets were sold for over 7 crore excluding the sponsors amount 3 crore.

The major thing to be noted about this concert is a major part of the collection from this concert will be spent to build a school for the victims of HIV. Moreover this school will get completed in the next two years.

Monday, May 11, 2009

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A. R.Rahman to team up with Mick Jagger

Rahman to team up with Mick Jagger

London, May 5 (IANS) Oscar winning Indian composer A R Rahman has reportedly teamed up with former Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger for a song.

Apart from Rahman, Jagger and singer Joss Stone have also roped in rapper-actor Nas and Jamaican musician Bob Marley's sons Damian and Stephen for the song.

According to
thesun.co.uk, they have come together to work on a song that will be issued on the United Nation's International Day Of Peace that falls on Sep 21.

"Joss and Mick hit it off when they worked with producer Dave Stewart on the 'Alfie' soundtrack, so were keen to collaborate again. When this project was suggested they were keen to get on board, especially considering the glittering cast of other musicians involved," a source said.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A R Rahman live show Jai Ho in Kerala

Kozhikode (PTI): Music lovers from all over the country and abroad have begun queueing up in large numbers to witness music maestro A R Rahman's live show 'Jai Ho', the first since he received the double Oscar, at the Corporation stadium here on Sunday evening.

With the organisers Global Kerala Initiative 'Keraleeyam' refusing permission for live coverage of the programme, tickets worth about Rs 7 crores had been sold out.

The funds would be utilised for the rehabilitation of HIV-positive children.

AR Rahman in kerala photos, AR Rahman in kerala wallpapers, AR Rahman in kerala stills, AR Rahman in kerala gallery to help hiv children. 

MAHI GORELE
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