“Dil Tak Jaani Chahiye Awaaz”, Believes God of Music AR Rahman
AR Rahman believes music has the quality of touching the heart and that is why he feels blessed to be a musician.
Music maestro AR Rahman believes music has the quality of “touches the heart without any disclaimer”, and that is why he feels blessed to be a musician.
Asked if music can bring peace to the world, Rahman said:
Music has this quality of touching the heart without any disclaimer. You know when it does something to you, the intention is pure. I feel that is an extraordinary quality, and that’s why I feel blessed to be a musician.AR Rahman, Musician
Talking about taking the path of Sufism when he was in 20s, the Khwaja mere Khwaja hitmaker said: "I had low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts because of the tragedies in my life, like (the death of ) my grandmother and father. So, in a way, connecting to this (Sufism), and getting influenced spiritually and tasting success, kind of led me to that whole line, the path."
FYI Rahman, who has continued to amaze us with his music through the years, still believes in the power of learning. "You keep on learning. That's what I am trying to do," said the musician, who made his debut with the 1992 film Roja.
While Rahman has been dominating the music scene in India by giving hits like Maa tujhe salaam, Tere bina, Dil se re, and Luka chuppi, he is just a newcomer in filmmaking.
What about a collaboration with actors who also sing?
"You never know. It all depends on the success of these films. Right now, I am just a beginner," he said.
Will he continue to produce films?
"I will always do musical films, hopefully. The second movie is called Le Musk. It is a Virtual Reality film. The third one, we are still shooting. It's called 99 Songs.
(This article has been published in an arrangement with IANS)
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