Rahman and Majidi also worked together in Muhammad: The Messenger of God Image: T2 Online
AR Rahman is known for many things — his exceptional talent, the awards and accolades he's won internationally, and more — but a sense of humour isn't one of them. Until now, that is. The music maestro changed that perception completely when he gave the wittiest response to a reporter on the red carpet of the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
Rahman was asked about his experience of working with Iranian filmmaker, Majid Majidi for the second time. Majidi was at IFFI for the screening for his next Beyond The Clouds, starring the man of the moment, Ishaan Khatter, and Malavika Mohanan. He had earlier composed music for Majidi’s 2015 film, Muhammad: The Messenger of God. Rahman's response was both sarcastic and satirical, a perfect commentary on the current state of affairs. "It feels very unusual and extraordinary to be standing here, working with an Iranian filmmaker who is internationally known. He is a great human being and a very courageous person. We both have got Fatwas, we are a very elite society here," he said.
Fatwas and death threats are issued quicker than Aadhaar cards these days and if you're not living under a rock, we don't need to state the obvious. However, in some ways these oppositions help artistes come closer, keeping their differences, if any, aside, and putting their craft above all. And we guess Rahman and Majidi bond over their Fatwas. That's pretty badass.