AR Rahman on his struggling period: He sold his mother’s jewelry to buy first music studio equipments  


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Music ledged AR Rahman unveiled details of his struggle phase. In a new talk for Netflix, Rahman shared a touching story about how he began his musical journey. In a chat with the crew of the film “Amar Singh Chamkila” the musician revealed that he sold his mother’s jewelry to buy first music studio equipment. The musician sat down with other crew members including director Imtiaz Ali, singer Mohit Chauhan, and lyricist Irshad Kamil. Let’s check out the complete details of this story.

AR Rahman revealed how his family helped him financially 

The musician said in the interview, “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.”

AR Rahman also noted that he didn’t attend college at that time, and there was a time when he felt like he was lacking something.

The music maestro mentioned, “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.”

The musician is gaining a lots of praise for his music in Imtiaz’s film “Amar Singh Chamkila,” which premiered on Netflix on April 12. The film starring Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra also become one of the most liked projects on streaming platforms. Audiance praised both the story and the unique music in the movie.

The movie revolves around the tale of late Punja singer Amar Singh Chamkila who is famous for lively music and sometimes controversial words in his music. He and wife and co-performing was killed while heading to a performance. 

Previously director AR Rahman also shared the experience of working with him, “ All artistes have this gift but Rahman has this overwhelming gift of subconsciously grasping what you want to talk about (in the movie). The kind of music that he plays in the movie and where he chooses to place them match exactly what I had in mind. He is not just a music director. He loves to work on the film too. He is a co-storyteller with me, especially for this film. That’s why the music never comes in the way of the narrative in Amar Singh Chamkila.”

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