Just about three months short of
a year after he was awarded the
Oscar, A.R. Rahman has done India
proud on the world stage once again.
This time, it is by being chosen
for the World Soundtrack Awards
of 2009. Rahman won the award in
the ‘Best Original Song Written
for a Film’ category for the
‘Jai Ho’ song in Slumdog
Millionaire. He was also nominated
for the Best Original Film Score
which was eventually won by two-time
Oscar nominee Alexandre Desplat
who also won the Film Composer of
the Year award for his work in ‘The
Curious Case of Benjamin Button’
starring Brad Pitt.
The awards ceremony was held on
Diwali day, October 17, the last
day of the Ghent Film Festival,
in the Belgian port town of Ghent.
Three time Oscar winner Marvin Hamslich
was honored with the Lifetime Achievement
award at the function.
Rahman couldn’t have given
a better gift to all his fans of
the festival of lights. All this,
while the ‘Jai Ho’ concert
is still fresh in our minds. We
simply can’t wait for more.
Congrats and thanks Rahman…..