Sep 292017

After marking his 25th year in the music industry with the August release, One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film — a compilation of his 14-city US tour — the musician is set to connect with his fans in India with a four-city show. The Academy Award-winner will take AR Rahman ‘Encore – The Concert’, to Hyderabad (November 26), Ahmedabad (December 3), Mumbai (December 17) and Delhi (December 23), marking his first solo gig in the country in five years.

Reflecting on his journey in the industry, Rahman tells mid-day, “Music serves as a spiritual bond between the audience and myself. I am excited about performing at home after such a long gap. These 25 years have been incredible. The almighty has been kind in giving me happiness that has multiplied year-after-year. From a husband and father, to a composer and mentor, I have embraced different roles, but music has been a constant.”

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Given the massive fan-following that Rahman enjoys, the biggest stars of the industry are being considered for supporting acts, with a source close to the musician adding that the names of Shah Rukh Khan, Rajinikanth and Priyanka Chopra are being tossed around. “The who’s who of the film fraternity will come together to celebrate the occasion. Several international technicians have also been hired for the tour,” the source says.

Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Rajinikanth

Kunal Khambhati, Head — Live Events and IP, Bookmyshow says, “The tickets are available on our platform now.”

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