BHOPAL: With his characteristic self-effacing style, Grammy and Academy award winning musician A R Rahman on Wednesday said, “I have been trying to come to Madhya Pradesh for long and it would be a great honour for me to perform here.”
Rahman, who along with his group, is set to perform during the function to mark foundation day of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, was talking to media persons here on the eve of the programme.
A curious fusionist, Rahman is noted for his gift for melody. When asked about influence of globalization on Indian culture, he said, “The world is absorbing good things from India.”
During the jam-packed press conference, the questions poured in from all and the maestro trimmed his answers with ease without evading any queries. However, for the 45-year-old internationally acclaimed Indian musician, success at Broadway (New York) still eludes him.
“Broadway theatre success comes by staying there consistently and for the moment I am happy where I am”, said Rahman who’s crossover production ‘Bombay Dreams’ closed within eight months on Broadway.
“Rahman’s gift for melody and his cosmopolitan touch reflects the new, globally conscious Madhya Pradesh,” said director culture Shriram Tiwari.