Oscar would help do bigger things: A.R. Rahman

New York, Feb 22 (IANS) An Oscar award would be a "great honour" and help do "bigger things", says Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman, a hot favourite to take home a trophy for his music in "Slumdog Millionaire".

"It would be a great honour," Rahman told the New York Times in a telephone interview from Los Angeles, where he was preparing to perform at the ceremony.

"It would help me to do bigger things."

Asked to elaborate, Rahman named "some Western directors he would like to work with". "Baz Luhrmann... Ridley Scott. I'm a big fan of Ridley."

The Times notes Rahman is "one of the most prolific and successful film composers in India". He has three nominations for Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Mill