Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Mozart of Madras: Composer A. R. Rahman - CNN.com

CNN's Screening Room profiles A.R.Rahman

A choice quote from Rahman
"Well, until I worked in 'Bombay Dreams' six or seven years back, I never realized that it is not cool to have playback singing. Until then, it was the story of Indian films where somebody else lip synchs and somebody else sings." And Rahman has been converted to the Western model, where those singing on-screen usually provide the vocals themselves. "In my future projects I would rather have a star who sings,"
p.s: Why is it still Madras for CNN? Isn't it Chennai now?