Grammy and Academy Award-winning musician AR Rahman has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. Now, the music maestro, who turned 52 on Sunday, feels the “desire” to give back and nurture “some of the younger generations”.
Rahman has delivered multiple chartbusters in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English and Persian films. The founder of the KM Music Conservatory hasn’t restricted himself to just music. The Urvasi Urvasi hitmaker also got into the director’s chair for Le Musk, among other things.
Asked if he would like to achieve more, Rahman said, “I feel the desire to give back, nurturing some of the younger generations and spend time learning and refining many things I don’t know.”
Talking about his 52nd birthday, he shared: “Just spend time with family and friends. It’s also my son AR Ameen’s birthday.”
He has a treat for his fans as well. His song, Kabir, for the forthcoming film The Fakir of Venice will be unveiled on Sunday.
“The lyrics are from a poem of Saint Kabir. It’s about the journey of a Fakir and the dichotomy of things with the character,” said Rahman.
“We tried to shoot for the song in Sikkim, but the weather didn’t work in our favour in the time allotted,” he added. The Fakir of Venice, which also stars Annu Kapoor, revolves around the two faces of every human being which primarily comes out due to situations, needs, goals and wants.
“I started working on the film almost about one year and a half ago. We scored the background music first, followed by a song. The director Anand Surapur approached me for the music and I have been fond of his earlier works.
“I liked the film when I saw the rough cut and the overall concept was quite intriguing. Thus, I decided to associate with the project without much difficulty in thinking to do so,” he added.