After getting Golden Globe award and Oscar nomination for his music in Slumdog Millionaire, AR Rahman is all set to grace the cover of People Magazine India.
The Magazine features his as well his mother's interview. Here are some excerpts from the interview to People:
On Winning Golden Globe
"My win is a victory for Indian music. And I want to bring India more and more recognition in the field of music."
Larger than music
"Being a film music composer is not just about scoring good music. It is also about having ethics, commitment, passion and friendship."
Rahman's mother on his 'golden' win
"My son looked so tall, holding his award among all those foreigners."
Rahman's mother on his busy schedule
"I have to send my grandchildren to the studio to remind him to have his food. These days, he has lunch as late as 5 pm and dinner at 1 am."
On opening of his music conservatory and about his charity
"I realise that it is not something that can be achieved in one lifetime. But winning international acclaim is a starting point. I hope that I can give my best to society by collaborating with many kind-hearted people."
Co-relation of work and spirituality
"I believe if you don't have a clean and calm mind it is impossible to churn out great music. It boosts my confidence, instills humility and detaches me from everything else."
On learning from his father
"My father was a hard worker and never judged musicians by their compositions. He had great respect for them as people and I learnt the same."