MUMBAI: Music director A R Rahman’s diary is filling rapidly even as the New Year has just begun.
Even on his birthday on 6 January, Rahman did not have enough time or inclination to celebrate. The reasons are the mohorrum mourning period, his work for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi 6 and the fact that he has to leave for the 66th Golden Globe Awards, wherein he is nominated for original score in Slumdog Millionaire.
Due to his hectic schedule, Rahman was unable to attend the music release on Slumdog Millionaire in Mumbai on 6 January. However he managed to speak to the press, cast and crew through video conferencing.
Rahman said, "I am completing the mixing of Delhi 6 music, after which I will head for the Golden Globe Awards tonight."
He further adds, "When I received a phone call from my agent informing me about my nomination in Golden Globe I was surprised, I thought I had under worked on this film because in a normal Hindi film I have 193 cues and in Slumdog I had just 17 cues."
On a parting note Rahman says, "It was unexpected to fit Slumdog Millionaire in my work schedule and get awards. The film is a great masterpiece. I always wanted to work on a film, which is Indian yet western and Slumdog has the millions and slums in it. I want to win the Golden Globe for the Indians."
Slumdog Millionaire is also nominated for best film, best director (Danny Boyle) and best adapted screenplay (Simon Beaufoy).