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When Rahman too ‘starved’

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Published on February 10, 2019 with No Comments

Award time

Rahman also narrated an incident where Anil Kapoor missed watching him bag the Golden Globe award as the actor went out to get a drink for him.  “I was sitting next to Anil and was so thirsty. He was very kind and said he’ll get a cold drink for me. By the time he went and got it, I got the award,” Rahman said.

AR Rahman created history in 2009 by becoming the first-ever Indian to win two Academy Awards in a single night but the music composer says on the eve of the ceremony, he was ‘starving’ to look in shape.  Rahman bagged two Academy Awards, one for the original score for Slumdog Millionaire and the other for the hugely popular global hit Jai Ho. While things changed dramatically for Rahman post his win, when asked what his mental space was on the eve of the big award event, Rahman said, “Actually nothing. I was just starving to look thin for the ceremony!”  

The movie swept the 81st Academy Award with eight trophies out of 10 nominations. Rahman shot to global fame with his win and went on to get two more Oscar nominations in 2011 for his original score and song for Boyle’s 127 Hours. 


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