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AR Rahman Shares His Mother Once Sold Her Jewellery For his First Recorder; Says, ‘That’s when I felt empowered’

Recently Oscar-winner music director AR Rahman have shared not going to collage for not getting exposed to music as a child. He had faced financial crunch before opening his first studio.

AR Rahman never fails to impress his fans with his melodies. He had proved it again with his latest composition for Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Amar Singh Chamkila’.

Recently Rahman have shared that there was a time when he had to face severe financial struggle when he was setting his first studio. In his recent interview with Netflix have shared that his mother sold her jewellery with which he could but his first recorder for the studio.

Rahman while communicating about his struggling days said, “When I built my studio, I didn’t have money to buy an amplifier or equaliser. There was just an AC with a shelf and carpet. I used to be sitting there not having money to buy anything. I built this and was sitting inside with no equipment. My first recorder came after my mom gave her jewels to be pledged. That is when I felt empowered. I could see my future, that one moment I changed.”

He further added, “When I was 12, I was vibing with people in their 40s and 50s. My boredom led me to listen to many other things, to explore what was there on the other side. That side was spectacular for me. There was so much out there,”

AR Rahman has got a lot of appreciation for his music in the film Amar Singh Chamkila. The film which was released on Netflix on April 12, has become one of the most appreciated projects in the digital world. It was applauded both for its distinctive music and storyline.

Amar Singh Chamkila is the biography of the late Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila who was known for his energetic music and controversial lyrics. The singer along with his partners was shot dead on the way for his performance.

AR Rahman in an interview with News18 have confessed his love for working with Imtiaz Ali. He said, “He is very friendly. You know, with certain people work happens [just] like that and there’s no pressure. With him, there’s never been pressure at all. I always wanted to do Punjabi music. I love the potency in the language in music. So this was a great opportunity”.

AR Rahman said they he started his first studio and had no money to buy equipments. His mother then sold her jewellery and bought him his first recorder. After that he felt empowered and that became his turning point.

Currently AR Rahman is busy with Dhanush’s upcoming film ‘Raayan’, Kamal Haasan’s film ‘Thug Life’ and Sunny Deol’s film ‘Lahore 1947.’

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