Politics is hell, won't join it: Rahman

By Venkata Vemuri

London, July 13 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman has no intention of ever joining politics, describing it as a "hell"

"It is from one hell to another - lack of creativity is a hell and the other (politics) is a hell too. I have no intention to join politics," Rahman, 44, told reporters Tuesday at a press meet here when he was asked if he would join politics if his creativity fades.

The Mozart of Madras is here for the European leg of his ongoing "Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour" concert.

"This leg of the tour is different. It is a hybrid between the east and the West. It is based on my best music in the last 18 years. This is an eastern's contribution and it has fusion by the directors, musicians and production crews who are Westerns."

One of the most downloaded composers in Britain, Rahman will perform July 23 at LG Arena in Birmingham, to be followed by shows in the two biggest arenas in London - O2 and Wembley on July 24 and July 25 respectively.

The Oscar-winning Indian composer also said that the show would be a new experiment. "My show will be mix of a circus, a rock show and Hindi film songs."

Asked if music can bring peace between India and Pakistan, Rahman said: "Lots of musicians from Pakistan have come to India like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. And my music is loved by many people in Pakistan. In fact, my New York show had lots of people from Pakistan. I am a musician and I like this peace process."

arrahman5.jpg

Box Office Results

  1. Mary Kom INR 27.5 cr.
  2. Raja Natwarlal INR 28 cr.
  3. Mardaani INR 34 cr.
  4. Singham Returns INR 133 cr.
  5. Entertainment INR 73 cr.

Movie Reviews