Double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman and his son Ameen celebrated their birthday together here at his residence on Friday amid family and close friends. Rahman turned 50.
“Around midnight, his family made him cut a birthday cake. It’s also his son Ameen’s birthday which makes the day even more special for Rahman,” a source said. The source added that a party has been planned by Rahman for industry friends on Friday evening.
Filmmaker Bharat Bala was one of the few guests to personally extend birthday wishes to Rahman. His fans on social media have been trending the #ARR 50 since Thursday night.
On the special occasion, Rahman’s sister Isshrath Quadhre has dedicated her mash-up cover version of Rahman’s songs to her brother. The video has been played on several television channels on Friday.
Composer AR Rahman has also recreated his iconic track ‘Urvashi Urvashi’ with crowd-sourced lyrics.
“It was a fabulous experience and what we’ve got is some interesting stuff filled with references to current events, which is just as vibrant as the original one,” he said.
‘Urvashi Urvashi’ is a song from the 1994 Tamil film Kadhalan.