Tuesday February 18, 2020

Music Maestro AR Rahman Speaks About His Iconic Song “Maa Tujhe Salaam”

Rahman was speaking on National Geographic's "Mega Icons" series

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The track by AR Rahman holds two Guinness World Records for being the song performed in the most number of languages. Wikimedia Commons

 Music Maestro AR Rahman, who turned a year older on Monday, has delivered multiple chartbusters in his musical career spanning over two decades. However, it is the patriotic song “Maa tujhe salaam” from the 1997 album “Vande Mataram” that holds the most special place in the Grammy and Academy Award-winning musician’s life.

While remembering the song, Rahman also spoke about his relationship with his mother, Kareema Begum, and how she has been pivotal in defining his success — especially the perticular song.

“In all lives, the common factor is, not many people have seen the divine, but we are created through our parents. If we have a sound and love in that life where we get the nurturing of a mother and a father, I think we are stable in mind,” he said.

“I had this in my mind on how to crack it because I was very objective about it, thinking whether patriotism will work or not. So, I was like, forget about the country, let’s do it as a personal song — like singing a song for one’s mother. That’s how it was created,” Rahman added.

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Music Maestro AR Rahman, who turned a year older on Monday, has delivered multiple chartbusters in his musical career spanning over two decades. However, it is the patriotic song “Maa tujhe salaam” from the 1997 album “Vande Mataram” that holds the most special place in the Grammy and Academy Award-winning musician’s life. Wikimedia Commons

The track holds two Guinness World Records for being the song performed in the most number of languages.

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Rahman was speaking on National Geographic’s “Mega Icons” series. (IANS)

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Ayushmann Khurrana Stands Up For Films That are Different

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says that he is proud of his country and the film industry

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Ayushmann Khurrana, who has redefined cinematic experience, says he stands up for films that are different. Wikimedia Commons

From playing a sperm donor to a man facing erectile dysfunction and a gay person on screen, actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who has redefined cinematic experience, says he stands up for films that are different.

“For me, the yardstick of success has never just been about how much money a project makes. I would love to leave a body of work that I’m proud of because I stand for cinema that’s different, that tries to makes you think. I want audiences to always think that I took the risk while trying to give them different cinema,” Ayushmann said.

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Ayushmann feels happy that he is an actor in today’s progressive day and age. Wikimedia Commons

The actor, who is currently gearing up for the release of his next “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan”, feels that the audiences are tired of the routine and as an entertainer, he is only trying his best to give them films that they have not seen before.

“For me too, it’s a learning process and I’m constantly evolving as an actor with every film,” he said.

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Ayushmann feels happy that he is an actor in today’s progressive day and age.

“As an artist, I’m fortunate and privileged to be living and working in such times. I’m proud of my country and industry for the progressiveness that it has shown in the recent past and I’m grateful that I’m part of such a vision like ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ that tells us about important life and societal lessons,” he said.