THE JAI HO #10YRCHALLENGE
MUSIC » AR Rahman, Gulzar open up on how the magical Slumdog soundtrack was birthed »
AN ear-shot away from the host of the event, AR Rahman is seemingly oblivious of the audience seated before him as he continues to whisper to her. Resembling an ebullient child fervent to share his joy with his pals, the maestro gives us a peek into a side less known, as he hurries her to call out names of his associates seated in the crowd, even before her eyes can catch them on her cue card.
He makes certain to not miss a name that went behind the creation of the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack as we gather at a small Dharavi school (home to Rahman-led The Dharavi Project) to mark 10 years since the film brought India, Oscar glory.
(From left) Gulzar, Anil Kapoor, AR Rahman and Ila Arun at the event; (right) Dev Patel and Frida Pinto in a still from Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho.