Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Fans' love spurs me to make more music: A R Rahman

Legendary composer, song-writer and singer A R Rahman talks about his road tour "Rahmanishq", audiences' love, creative ego and failure


Fans' love spurs me to make more music: A R Rahman (© Varinder Chawla)

Mumbai: A.R. Rahman, who Monday announced an India road tour in October, said he keeps getting motivated to make more and more music thanks to the audiences' love.

"This is what keeps me going. Their love makes me want to make more and more music," Rahman said at a press conference on his road tour "Rahmanishq".

The artist, known for his humility, said it was important for a singer to have a creative ego but to keep the personal ego aside.

"Any true artist will have creative ego, without that your work can't be the best. But you have to be at war with your personal ego," he said.

Rahman, who has given some remarkable tracks in films like 'Roja', 'Bombay', 'Dil Se', 'Taal', 'Slumdog Millionaire', feels that there are two kinds of failures.

"If failure comes due to non preparation or lack of work, then you feel guilty. If it comes through destiny then you understand that it just turned out that way," he said.

"Rahmanishq" will begin with a concert in Sydney in August which will be followed by a road tour in India in cities like Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur and Ahmedabad in October.

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