Ghai felt honoured to ‘honour’ A.R. Rahman with award

Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says it was an honour to confer the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman here.

Rahman was presented with the award on Monday by the filmmaker on the birthday of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, the younger brother of legendary playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

“It was a great honour to honour A.R. Rahman with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award last night with the background music of ‘Taal’ with thundering applause from the audience,” Ghai, who worked with the composer on films like “Taal”, “Yuvvraaj” and “Kisna”, tweeted on Tuesday.

Ghai says Rahman knows “how to win hearts”.

He thanked the composer for “your generous words at the award function for me”.

The filmmaker also shared a 12-second video online of Rahman in which he is seen saying how people quickly associate him with the 1999 hit film “Taal” and that “it’s like a rubber stamp”.

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