I'm on top of the world: Rahman after Oscar nominations

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Music maestro Alla Rakha Rahman, who has become the first Indian artiste to get Oscar nomination in the main category for his score in "Slumdog Millionaire", says he is very excited and thanks the nation for its best wishes.

"I love this film. The nominations have given me a great feeling. My inspiration to compose the music was the movie itself, its thought and the message in the film," Rahman told a TV channel after the nominations were disclosed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, US.

"Everyone has worked very hard for the film and I am actually feeling on top of the world right now.