is in London to attend the premier of the
Lord of The Rings musical which is one of
his most ambitious projects. But unfortunately
his mind will certainly not be resting easy
as his masterpiece unfolds before an elite
audience. His mind will be fully occupied
with conveyor belts, uniformed flight attendants
and baggage of all sizes and colors; we sympathize
with the Maestro for having to undergo such
an ordeal. You might be wondering what all
this is about.
if you have ever experienced a Trans continental flight
at the end of which you find that one of your bags is
missing then you might be able to imagine what Rahman
is going through. Worse still, if the bag contains not
just a few shirts and your other travel necessities but
the information worked out over a long period that needs
to be presented to one of your very important clients
the next day then you surely won't be able to sleep at
night, even if you are staying at the most prestigious
and luxurious hotel in one of the world's greatest cities.
You might remember that we had reported about Rahman's
Esquire 3 Dimensional tour of the United States where
some of his best compositions were being showcased in
a very unique manner on stage (we had brought out a slide
show regarding it). It was in the midst of this tour that
Rahman flew down to London to attend the Lord of the Rings
premiere. But when he got off his flight at the London
airport and collected his baggage he found out to the
greatest of his horrors that one of his bags was missing.
As it has been hinted earlier this was no ordinary bag.
It contained a laptop which had and we hope still has
all the information about the unique way in which the
music has to be presented at the Esquire tour.
Now we do not exactly know what type of information the
laptop contains; only Rahman knows that. But going by
his reaction (have you ever heard of Rahman losing his
composure) the laptop certainly has some very crucial
musical notes, let us assume. The airport authorities
have assured Rahman that the luggage will be retrieved
at the earliest. With his return to the United States
scheduled later this week where he is supposed to complete
the rest of the Esquire tour, time is really short for
the airline crew for damage control. Otherwise Rahman
can (he is unlikely to do it, going by his serene nature)
easily sue the airlines for millions; his music is priceless.
We hope that the laptop is recovered soon and all things
go as planned. If it ends well, then all will be well.
Else, this will not be the last that we hear about the
airline and its crew.