AR Rahman: 'Priyanka needs to give me a job'

By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, March 23 -- He is an Oscar winner (for Slumdog Millionaire; 2008) and one of the most respected contemporary music composers. So when AR Rahman has a word of appreciation for a singer, it means a lot.

At a recent awards show, he had more than a compliment for actor-and singer Priyanka Chopra. When asked if he would give the actor an opportunity to sing one of his compositions, he said, "Rather, she needs to give me one (a job)."

Priyanka had earlier been called on to the stage to present Rahman with the Best Indie Video award for his album, Infinite Love. She herself won the Best Video Music Icon Of The Year award. At the moment, Rahman is dividing his time between his Indian and overseas projects. He confirms that work on Shekhar Kapur's muchdelayed fi