India no country for rockstars: AR Rahman

By Hindustan Times

The country may look upon double Oscar and Grammy winning artiste, AR Rahman as the real music maestro, but the celebrated composer feels that India can’t produce a true rockstar. “I think in India, we don’t have a true rockstar. Culturally, we are a family-bound society and rockstars are known to do all sorts of odd things,” says Rahman.

The composer, who has already managed to enthrall audiences with his compositions for Imtiaz Ali’s film Rockstar confesses that he’s impressed with the film’s lead actor, Ranbir Kapoor’s perseverance. “Ranbir is a great learner. He used to sit in one corner of the studio to figure out the tempo of the soundtrack just to understand what the music would be like. I haven’t seen such commitment among other actors,” adds Rahman.

A musical saga, Rockstar captures