AR Rahman’s Mom Believed His Oscar and Golden Globe Statuettes Were Gold: ‘She Wrapped Them In Towel’

Indian musical composer AR Rahman, who won two Oscar awards, two Grammys, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe, six National Awards and 32 Filmfare awards, said that his mother, Kareema Begum, covered his international trophies in a towel because she thought it was made of gold.

In a recent interview with Film Companion, the composer told about the awards he won and where he had kept them. He further said that he has moved away from the ‘award’ phase and now thinks for bigger things as a musician. 

The anchor mentioned all the major awards that Rahman won in his career as a musician. AR Rahman opened about an interesting fact about his awards. 

He said, “There’s a room, and then some of them have not come to me. I think some of the directors have kept them as my souvenirs. I kept the international awards in Dubai because it was wrapped in a towel. My mom, wrapped it – she thought it was gold. The rest are in Chennai.” 

The ‘Chamkila’ composer told he took the awards from the room after his mother passed away. “I went to her room, took them out, and I gave it to the Dubai Firdaus studio,” he said.

Rahman then said that he has moved past the ‘award’ phase. “I think it’s done. That part of me is there. I’ve evolved into something, and I’m searching for the new. Like the documentary – whatever I stand for, whatever credibility I’ve earned, can I use that for something better is what this is,” he explained.

Recently, Rahman’s soundtrack in ‘Aadujeevitham’ and ‘Chamkila’ received a lot of praises. 

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