AR Rahman's Eldest Daughter Khatija Gets Engaged
Musician A.R. Rahman's eldest daughter Khatija, who is a musician herself, got engaged to audio engineer Riyasdeen Shaik Mohammed. "With the blessings of the Almighty, the engagement happened on 29th December, my birthday in the presence of close family and loved ones," Khatija wrote on her Instagram. In the comment section, her fiance wrote, "Grateful to have you in my life. Alhamdulillah." Filmmaker Anand L Rai also extended his greetings… read-more
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Classical Musician Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Passes Away At 89
Legendary Indian classical musician Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passed away on January 17. Born in Uttar Pradesh’s Badayun district, the 89-year-old maestro breathed last at his home in Mumbai's Bandra. Brought up in a musician family, Ghulam received several awards including the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. While his daughter-in-law shared his demise, tributes poured from the film fraternity including singer Lata Mangeshkar, AR Rahman and… read-more
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Courtesy: The Indian Express
BAFTA Announces AR Rahman As Ambassador For 'Breakthrough Initiative'
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) on November 30 announced AR Rahman as ambassador for its 'Breakthrough Initiative'. The initiative will enable the academy to identify and nurture up to five talents working in film, games, or television in India. Applications are now open for BAFTA Breakthrough India, which is supported by Netflix. Rahman said he is thrilled to be a part of the talent hunt.
Tags: AR Rahman, BAFTA, Oscar winner, Ambassador
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Nine Tamil Movie Directors to Support the Industry Through "Navarasa"
Director Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan have decided to bankroll a first-of-its-kind Tamil anthology movie 'Navarasa' for Netflix. Reportedly, the cast and crew will work pro-bono and the profits from the movie will be donated to the unemployed support-staff of the Tamil film industry. The anthology will include nine different stories directed by nine directors and has a multi-star cast… read-more
Tags: Navarasa, Netflix, Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman, Suriya, Vijay Sethupathi
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Tamil Singers Come Together to Help Struggling Musicians
A global online six-hour long concert "Oru Kuralaai" will be live streamed on Facebook on September 12, where more than 80 artists will be performing. The concert will feature Academy award winning AR Rahman, maestro Ilayaraaja and actor-cum-politician Kamal Hassan among other artists. Reportedly, the concert, organised by United Singers Charitable Trust, aims to help the musicians who are facing trying times due to the pandemic.
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Courtesy: The Hindu
Madras High Court Issues Notice to AR Rahman for Evading Tax
Music composer AR Rahman on September 11 has received a notice from the Madras High Court for evading income tax on Rs 3.47 crore for the year 2011-12. The Income Tax department has alleged that Rahman diverted his remuneration of Rs 3.47 crore to his charitable trust instead of his own account. Reportedly, the sum was paid to Rahman for composing ringtones for a UK-based telecom company.
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Courtesy: India Today