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Don't have time to sit back and relax: A R Rahman

PTI  New Delhi, August 06, 2013
First Published: 15:19 IST(6/8/2013) | Last Updated: 16:48 IST(8/8/2013)

He has been dominating Bollywood music scene for decades now and is the only Indian composer to win two Academy awards, but A R Rahman does not yearn for a break from work as he feels it is just the beginning of his career.

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Known as the, Mozart of Madras, among his fans, Rahman started his journey composing scores for documentaries and TV shows before getting his first movie break with 1992 release, Roja. Since then he has given soul-rendering music in films like Rangeela, Taal, Dil Se, Jodhaa Akbar, Swades, Rang De Basanti, Rockstar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Raanjhanaa.

"I don't have the time to relax. I still have so many things to do. My music school and so many other projects keep me busy. This is like God's way of saying go on. I am here to make music and will continue doing so. Things have just started for me," Rahman told PTI in an interview. The music composer is all set to make his debut on the season 3 of Coke Studio this year. He will be composing two Tamil songs, another song titled, Zariya, with lyrics by Prasoon Joshi and a track based on Rabindranath Tagore's, Mind Without Fear.

"I took up the show just for the joy of performing with artistes coming together from different cultures - ranging from Tibet to the Middle East. "My compositions for Coke Studio celebrate cultures, under the overarching theme of happiness. I teamed up with Prasoon and Valee sir (Tamil Lyricist) to create the lyrics for a couple of my songs on happiness and am pleased with the outcome," said Rahman.

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