Oscar-winning music composer A R Rahman has said that India is nominating wrong movies to the Academy Awards. In a conversation with violinist L Subramaniam that took place before Indian creations RRR and The Elephant Whisperers won the Oscars at the 95th Academy Awards, Rahman expresses 'We have to be in another person's shoes'.
The conversation that runs for twenty minutes was shared by Rahman on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday - March 15. According to reports, this conversation was recorded this January and the legendary musician has also touched upon venturing into technology to compose music. Rahman says, "Sometimes I see that our movies go till Oscars and they don't get it. Wrong movies are being sent for the Oscars. And I am just like...don't."
"We have to be in the other person's shoes. I have to be in a Westerner's shoes to see what is happening there. I have to be in my shoes to see what they are doing", Rahman adds. While speaking about using technology instead of a whole orchestra to create music, the composer touched upon how people only saw his successes and not his failures because the latter happened only inside his studio.
On the wront front, A R Rahman has been busy with a handful of projects including Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan 2, Rajinikanth starring 'Lal Salaam' helmed by Aishwarya Rajinikanth. Rahman has also composed music for Simbu's Pathu Thala, Sivakarthikeyan's Aylaan, and Udhayanidhi Stalin's Maamannan. Besides these projects, Rahman is gearing up for a concert on March 19 in Chennai. This sufi concert is aimed to accumulate fund for the 'Save Lightman' project.
In conversation with @Drlsubramaniam ☺️🌺💜— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) March 15, 2023