After the massive success and the many awards (including two Oscars) given to AR Rahman for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, the composer has taken break from the public eye.
Now that the dust has settled a bit the master needs to concentrate on his upcoming projects and he told Subhash K Jha, “I’d just like to retreat in my cave for a while.” Rahman has several projects in the works and is being overwhelmed with requests both in India and abroad for more of his compositions. A source said, “Rahman has decided to stay completely away from the public glare for some time. He is currently spending time on the music of Abbas Tyrewala’s film (1-800-Love). Then he has called Tony D’Souza to Chennai to complete the music of Blue. After that he will quietly leave for London and the US. Under no circumstance will he allow himself to be put under the microscope.”
In other news it seems we will have address Mr. Rahman as Dr. Rahman come July. Middlesex University in London plans to bestow the musician with an honorary doctorate. Along with the degree Rahman is also working on setting up arrangement with the University for students at his KM Music Conservatory. The University has a three-year honor degree program in Music Composition and Music Performance and Rahman hopes that a deal can be worked out that the students from his music school can come and study in England for their final year.