He continues to remain shy and lives life on his own terms. A.R. Rahman, despite international and national accolades, refuses to remain in the media glare. There is a reason, as Rahman clarifies: “I want my children to stay out of this. They should grow up normally without the pressure of how well they should perform because their father is someone. They need to grow up and write their own destiny.”
Rahman maintains that he would like to retain his privacy and let his work do all the talking because that is his identity. “My children can write their own future, they are young and should focus on doing whatever they want to.” Rahman, who is known to be very close to his mother, often gives her credit for what he has turned out to be. “She is the spiritual head for us and my mother has sacrificed a lot. I would say I wouldn’t be who I am without her.”
While Rahman remains rooted in tradition, he is quick to realise that India has a storehouse of musical talent, and a synergy between the east and the west will only help boost this.