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AR Rahman says it didn't 'rain' on his IIFA 2017 parade

News Agencies | Updated on: 16 July 2017, 12:26 IST
AR Rahman says it didn't 'rain' on his IIFA 2017 parade

New York may have had a bad weather yesterday, but it couldn't stop Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman from enjoying the IIFA Rocks event.

While talking to the media here, the 50-year-old music composer said, "I think it was kind for IIFA to invite me and celebrate my 25 years. I love performing, even though it was raining. I love the way people received it against all the odds. I'm very grateful to them."

"We were actually terrified because it was raining and our equipment were all wet. The band was actually courageous and people were very supportive. We enjoyed the concert and that gave us the energy to perform," he added.

Expressing his gratitude, the 'Roja' hit-maker said, "I love the way people have supported me all these years and without them I'm nothing. I'm grateful to all of them."

The ace musician has today been awarded for his 25 years of musical contribution at IIFA 2017.

IIFA Rocks celebrated 25 years of the musical genius A. R. Rahman in the industry with a mesmerising 90-minute performance alongside a first time medley by Hariharan, Kailash Kher, Mika Singh, Mohit Chauhan, Jonita Gandhi, Neeti Mohan, Javed Ali, Kamaal Khan and Haricharan Seshadri among others.

Adding to the extensive list of IIFA Rocks lineup, Aditi Rao Hydari captivated the audiences with her powerhouse performance at the IIFA Rocks Stage.

IIFA Rocks also felicitated the winners for their excellence in the technical field. 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' lead the winner's list by walking away with four awards in the technical category including Background Score (Pritam), Best Engineer (Shadab Rayeen), Cinematography (Anil Mehta, ISC, WICA) and Costume Designing (Manish Malhotra). (ANI)

First published: 16 July 2017, 12:26 IST
 
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