A MISSED OP­POR­TU­NITY

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Rah­man, on his part, is con­stantly ea­ger to share the spot­light with his con­tem­po­raries. Putting a brief halt to the pro­ceed­ings as he calls on ‘late-comer’ Sukhwinder Singh to join them on stage, he seems al­most apolo­getic when re­trac­ing an un­for­tu­nate event that oc­curred in 2009. “Sukhwinder is still a lit­tle up­set with me. I called him when the nom­i­na­tions were an­nounced and said, Sukhwinder, we’ve got to go [for the Os­cars and per­form to­gether]. Due to lo­gis­ti­cal [rea­sons], the per­for­mance was can­celled, then called [on] back. It was a volatile sit­u­a­tion, and even­tu­ally, he [couldn’t travel],” Rah­man says with a lin­ger­ing sense of dis­ap­point­ment.

He turns to him be­fore mak­ing his adu­la­tion ev­i­dent as he says, “I hope we do an­other song, and go back again.”

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