A. R. Rahman Not To Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
A. R. Rahman
Indian musical maestro A.R. Rahman will not be able to attend the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Chennai as he has commitments for a Hollywood project.
"The Chennai concert, which is a tribute to Michael Jackson organized by my friend, will be a great show. However, unfortunately I won't be present there since I have to complete my commitments and resume work on my Hollywood project 'Couples Retreat'," Rahman told the reporters in New Delhi.
The earnings of the show, "Heal the World" that is being organised by music director Praveen Mani, will go to autism awareness programmes and other allied projects.
The show, to be held on the King of Pop's birthday Aug 29, is expected have numerous prominent playback singers.
Rahman said: "When I met Jackson, he had asked me to compose a song like 'We are the world'. But sadly we lost him too early."
A R Rahman was in Delhi for a concert in association with Phat Phish Records, to celebrate 50 years of Doordarshan.
“I am proud to be associated with Doordarshan. It feels great to be part of such a momentous occasion today when the channel is completing 50 glorious years," he said.
Asked about his studio in Los Angeles, Rahman said: "Right now the studio is not there. I am in the middle of getting loans sanctioned to start other things on the project."