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Thankful to people for showering their love on me, AR Rahman speaks about his 25-year long journey in industry

I think it was kind for the IIFA to invite me and celebrate my 25 years in the industry- AR Rahman

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [Published on:16 Jul 2017, 2:58 PM IST]
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AR Rahman completes his 25 years in Indian film industry

Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman said he loved performing at the IIFA Rocks concerts while his fans cheered for him even when it was raining. He was overwhelmed to have completed his 25 years in Indian film industry and he’s happy that his fans have been showering so much love on him. His 90-minute performance celebrated his 25 years of journey in the industry. 

While talking to the media, Rahman said, "I think it was kind for the IIFA to invite me and celebrate my 25 years in the industry. I loved performing, even though it was raining. I love the way people received it against all the odds. I'm grateful to them."

"We were actually terrified, because it was raining and our equipments were all wet. The band was actually courageous and people were very supportive. We enjoyed the concert and that gave us the energy to perform," he added.

Expressing gratitude to his fans for supporting him all these years, the 'Vande Maataram' singer said, "I love the way people have supported me all these years and without them I'm nothing. It's overwhelming. I'm grateful to all of them."

IIFA Rocks celebrated 25 years of the musical genius with a mesmerising 90-minute performance alongside a first time medley by Hariharan, Kailash Kher, Mika Singh, Mohit Chauhan, Jonita Gandhi, Neeti Mohan, Javed Ali, Kamaal Khan and Haricharan Seshadri among others.

Adding to the extensive list of IIFA Rocks line-up, Aditi Rao Hydari captivated the audiences with her powerhouse performance.IIFA Rocks also felicitated the winners for their excellence in the technical field.

'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' lead the winners list by walking away with four awards in the technical category including Background Score (Pritam), Best Sound Engineer (Shadab Rayeen), Cinematography (Anil Mehta, ISC, WICA) and Costume Designing (Manish Malhotra) 

(With ANI Inputs) 

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