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Composer A.R. Rahman on new tour and movie

11:47am EDT - 01:36

Indian composer, musician and producer A.R. Rahman on new UK tour and movie. Holly Rubenstein reports.

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He rose to international stardom after composing the film score for Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire", And picked up two Oscars, two Grammys, and a Golden Globe on the way. Now India's A. R. Rahman has announced a UK tour and while he's still playing to huge crowds, the shows are to be known as "Intimate". (SOUNDBITE) (English) COMPOSER, A.R. RAHMAN, SAYING: "So I've been touring for almost 20 years now, I think, and so my shows used to be very big. 12 singers and like 20 dancers, 40 piece orchestra and all this. It always used to feel like, oh my god what am I doing? And this tension and last year we had this intimate concert tour idea where we're very close with our audience. We can almost speak to them and sing along and stop and start and do whatever we want as a band." The Chennai native is about to embark on a new adventure, working on a romantic musical film called "99 Songs", the first for which he has written the story, alongside the soundtrack and film score. (SOUNDBITE) (English) COMPOSER, A.R. RAHMAN, SAYING: "So '99 Songs' is about self discovery. It's about, it's a love story. It's about art. It's finding a thread, finding a way to awaken in a way things which could be better. So it's complex but it's yet simple." A.R. Rahman's UK 'Intimate Tour' kicks off at Wembley Arena on September 22.

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Composer A.R. Rahman on new tour and movie

11:47am EDT - 01:36