The book elicits the heart-to-heart conversations between the author and composer about his life.
The book launch, in Juhu yesterday, had Ram Gopal Varma, Ashutosh Gowariker, Imtiaz Ali, Anthony Dâ€™Souza, Subhash Ghai and Shivamani in attendance. Singers Javed Ali and Madhushree were also present.
|(l-r) Nasreen Munni Kabir, A R Rahman, Mani Ratnam at the book launch
While the launch was a bit delayed as Rahmanâ€™s mother and sister were caught up in traffic, the wait was certainly worth it for the publishers, who were uncertain if the composer would have much to say.
Rahman however, surprised all by confessing about the trials and tribulations of his life. He narrated a small example to the audience, saying â€œOne such moment was right after I had bought my studio. It was like a shell with an air-conditioner.
I had no money to buy any equipment. When my mother asked me what I needed, I told her I required Rs 4 lakh for all the equipment. So she sold some of my sisterâ€™s jewellery.â€
Rahman went on to speak about all the people responsible for making him the person and composer he is today, like Ram Gopal Varma and Subhash Ghai.