April 8, 2011 07:30:08 PM IST Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham Editorial
Filmmaker Mani Ratman did the honours of launching A R Rahman's biography, 'A R Rahman The Spirit of Music'.
Recollecting the early days when he had met Rahman, Mani said, "Rahman had everything in him- the desire, the passion, the need for perfection and the resolve of not giving up. As much a fan I am of his music I am a larger admirer of him as a human being. That has not changed one bit."
Rahman said at the lauch, "Everybody comes to a halt in live sometimes, like there's a wall and you feel that the whole world has ended. But in those cases, the wall moves. Don't end yourself at that time. There's a solution to everything if you look for it."
When asked about where he gets his thoughts, Rahman said, "When you are a creative person, there are different things which inspire. Mostly, I've worked with great teams. So all thoughts come from collaboration."
Nasreen Munni Kabir, who has written the book, revealed, "The process of writing the book started eight years back, but the film really came about together in the last six weeks."
The book launch was attended by Ram Gopal Varma, Ashutosh Gowariker, Imtiaz Ali, Anthony D'Souza, Subhash Ghai and other prominent people in A R Rahman's life.