I may not go for Grammys: Rahman

By January 29, 2010 No Comments

He juggles accolades with panache. That’s what separates AR Rahman from his contemporaries. After a grand concert strewn with Bollywood dance acts and acoustic charm at the Parramatta Grounds in Sydney, Australia, Rahman is now gearing up for a Grammy run. Actually, he isn’t. “I may not even go for the Grammys,” said Rahman in an exclusive chat with HT City.

The reticent composer, who picked international honours in bulk for the anthem Jai Ho from the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, isn’t excited about the Grammys, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles this Sunday. “I have a few work commitments, so (I am) not even thinking about the Grammy Awards,” he said.

However, Rahman is honoured to have Hollywood heavyweight Steven Spielberg (maker of hit films such as E.T. Extra Terrestrial, Jaws and Jurassic Park) voicing his willingness to work with him. “That’s really sweet of him [Spielberg]. I’d love to work with him, too,” Rahman said.

The mega composer, who’s now armed with a swanky new-look website and also fairly active on the micro-blogging site Twitter, is currently working on Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na director Abbas Tyrewala’s 1-800-Love, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur’s Passage and producer Ashok Amritraj’s Street Dancing. For the soundtrack of Amritraj’s film, Rahman is reportedly collaborating with English songwriter-music producer Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame.

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