Here’s what A R Rahman said when asked about taking up direction


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A R Rahman is one of the noted personalities in the world of music. The man has made our country proud at various events, due credits to his soulful voice and compositions. However, taking a back seat from composing songs, for a bit, Rahman is all set to host a five-episode series ‘Harmony with AR Rahman’, which will air on Amazon Prime Video, and explore India’s rich musical heritage through four especially-curated instruments and vocal traditions, and re-contextualises these in modern Indian music culture.

In a recent interaction with DNA, the actor spoke at length about his series, his musical career and if he would ever take up direction. When he was asked if film direction is on his mind, the phenomenal singer-composer was quick to say, “No, no, no! (Laughs) My son told me twice, ‘You have already got grey hair, I don’t want to see more greys!’ I see this series as a blessing. It’s not very often that these kinds of things come your way. People want a disco or a seduction song or an item number. For a musician to evolve, you need to do much more, though the mediums are few. I would like to create such outlets through my production house.”

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Well, we second his thought as everyone cannot ace each profession well, though few manage to succeed at times. As of now, we are happy that the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ singer is doing exceptionally well in his musical career.

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