Rahman’s razamatazz

A R Rahman was at ArtHouz in Chennai to launch a coffee table book which captures his memories with photographs to add colour.

The composer said the book is a tribute to the numerous musicians/singers, who have been part of his success story.

‘The book is a pictorial depiction of many illustrious musicians, known and unknown, who in their musical journey have come my way and, shared some lovely moments with me and left their musical imprint on many of my compositions.’

‘Unlike in Western films where there are no numbers and playback singers, Indian movies owe a lot of their success to the music and songs. It is only proper that singers are given their due if a (film) does well and is appreciated by the audience,’ Rahman said after releasing the book.

The book was launched by Rahman, the first copy of which was released by veteran singer P Susheela.

A long list of singers including Shankar Mahadevan, Unni Krishnan, Srinivas, Naresh Iyer, Sujatha Mohan, Malgudi Shuba, Kailash Kher and Srilekha Parthasarthy among others were present.