With 'Kaatru Veliyidai' releasing to full houses across the country, music maestro AR Rahman is just relieved that he did his job well. He said he was always tired before film releases but eventually was satisfied that he did his job well. Talking about his mentor Mani Ratnam, he said, “In the industry, people treat you with respect when a couple of films become a hit and those same people will deride you when you give flops. But Mani sir always treated me the same, and it is the same for a cameraman or editor or other technician. When we see an artiste for the first time, we get the impression that he will reinvent himself and as for Mani Ratnam, his visuals, storytelling, etc., will be so new that even I am forced to give my best for him to match up.”
About 'Kaatru Veliyidai', he said, “Mani sir has shown the life of an air force officer, which has never been told before and I am fascinated when listening to my songs played with the magnificent atmosphere created in the film.” On the work front, Rahman will be rendering songs to Rajinikanth's '2.0'.
When asked about his journey with Sachin for his biopic…Rahman (Laughs). I don’t even know how to hold a bat but am honoured to do the film in which many unknown aspects of his life are revealed and is one of the most inspiring movies I ever did. I have done three songs for the film and have still not got the feedback from the cricketing legend.”